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Wooden Arrow Growth Chart

This growth chart is the perfect way to keep track of your growing family, and it’s stylish enough to use in a bedroom or the living room. Best of all, you can easily pack it up and take it with you anytime you move, unlike measurements you mark on a doorway. The finished project is 6 - ...

When I Grow Up

Finish this question, "When I grow up...". I'm sure I'm not the only one that heard that as a kid. If you're like me, you may have more than one answer, or at least changed it a few times before you decided on one.My earliest recollection of being asked that was answering "President." Well I'm ...

Summer Break

Summer break was so much fun for me when I was a kid. Three months without school, who didn't like that? It was a blast. Of course, I like to make fun of my childhood summers. I didn't have Nintendo, PlayStation, computer, internet, or a smartphone to pass the time with. I had to use my ...

Rain

I ended up not going to one tractor show this year on account of rain. It was a four-day show that I normally attend as a spectator for one day, and it really wasn't raining that much. However in the end, between the light drizzle and a van that was near its death, I decided to miss Boonville ...

Why We Raise Meat Animals and Birds

Raising meat animals isn't for everyone. There are some who have accused me of animal cruelty for raising and butchering animals. Others have said they don't understand how I can kill an animal. I know where some of my detractors are coming from. The idea of eating an adorable, fuzzy little ...

Kids Will Be Kids

Winter is coming again and as I look out the windows here in Idaho and see the first little dusting of snow, I think of the differences where I was raised up here and my husband’s family being raised in Alabama. Many things will be the same, but with kids having more outdoor time during the ...

Wishful Outhouse Thinking

Even though my nephew Mark is an eighteen-year-old young man now, we still laugh over this incident that happened when he was about three years old.Mark was visiting his grandparents for a few days. He had never been exposed to an outhouse, the closest thing that resembled one were the fish ...

End of the Outhouse

We called the outhouse the "house with the open door" as kids. After many years our small town got sewers put in. So soon we had a bathroom. My brothers took down the outhouse and covered it up. We had a Christmas wreath so we had a funeral service for the passing of the outhouse.Thora Crowfoot ...

Raise children who give back by volunteering

There’s a saying that charity begins at home. When it comes to raising children to be generous, giving people, that expression is quite literally true.Schools, clubs, religious organizations, nonprofit organizations and civic groups often involve students in fundraising efforts or donation ...

Money: Teaching kids about money

“Kids are surprisingly aware of what’s going on in the world,” says Eric Tyson, author of Personal Finance for Dummies, 5th Edition (Wiley, $21.99). “And if they don’t know that times are a little bit tough, and Mom and Dad are having to watch their spending, it’s time to tell them. ...

Editor’s Notebook

I love it when science catches up with my maternal nagging.When my children were growing up, one of my mantras was, “Eat your colors, kids.” I wasn’t trying to get them to nibble on their crayons, I was reminding them about their nutrition. I figured if I could get that one idea drilled ...