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10 Ways to an Extra $100 Christmas Cash (Even Starting in October)

It’s barely Halloween, yet the stores are bedecked with Thanksgiving décor, and “early leak” Black Friday ads are splashing across the Web. Christmas, or at least Christmas shopping, is already eking out mental space, if not also carving out bank accounts. What to do with the pinch of inflation this year? Here are 10 creative …

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Not Enough Progress in Your Homeschool?

Is your homeschool year starting back up differently than you imagined? (Or maybe you, like me, forgot to imagine what re-starting would be like.) Newbie and veteran homeschool parents alike experience the same phenomenon every January: the post-holidays slump. All the excitement accompanying fresh adventure from the beginning of your school year feels like its …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist (Part 3: Upper Elementary to Highschool)

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis Some links here are affiliate links. Biblio enables you to fuel your book-buying addiction, save money and the environment, and support independent bookstores across the globe. You’re welcome. 🙂 Good books don’t cease when …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist (Part 2: The Authors)

With thanks to those who first introduced these friends to me, especially: my mom, aunt, sisters, and my brother, who shared his precious hoard of Louis L’Amour. Some links here are affiliate links. Biblio enables you to fuel your book-buying addiction, save money and the environment, and support independent bookstores across the globe. You’re welcome. …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist (Part 1)

With thanks to Nana, whose literary legacy, passed on by Mom and my older sisters, enriched my childhood so profoundly. Some links here are affiliate links. Biblio enables you to fuel your book-buying addiction, save money and the environment, and support independent bookstores across the globe. You’re welcome. 🙂 Looking for books for your kids …

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If Only One Thing (Grace for Homeschooling the Early Years)

If you’re in the early years with multiple littles underfoot, the idea of homeschooling, by which many assume means following a curriculum, can be overwhelming. What should you do? What is best for your child? How will you survive? Take heart. Homeschool, like the life through which it winds, has seasons. And if you’re in …

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How Dulcamara Saved Easter (Homeopathy Vignettes)

Please note, I’m not a doctor; I’m a mom. What I share here is parent-to-parent, in the spirit of information. Just as we parents exchange information about children’s sleep or behavior challenges, educational choices, home organization, family finances, and the like, in my Homeopathy Vignettes, I share what I have learned and what has worked …

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