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How to Start Homeschooling: The Beginner’s Quick & Easy Guide

Homeschooling is an educational option that has been gaining popularity in recent years, as more and more parents seek to take control of their children’s education. If you’re considering homeschooling, you may be wondering where to start. With so many options and approaches to homeschooling, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. In this guide, we’ll provide you with some essential information and practical tips to help you get started with homeschooling. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or a first-time homeschooler, this guide will give you the tools and resources you need to create a successful homeschooling experience for your family.

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The Top Four Clubs that will Teach Kids Self-Reliance

Family vacations, lazy days at the pool and barbecues are what summertime is all about. Like many moms, you want to keep your children busy. Consider involving them in an organization or club that also teaches kids self-reliance. Many youth organizations are excellent introductions to basic survival and homesteading techniques. Here are brief summaries of four children’s organizations that can teach your child important skills while having fun, making friends and developing a sense of accomplishment.

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How Training For a 5K Race Taught Me To Be a Better Prepper

Life experience can teach us valuable lessons about being a better prepper. By reflecting on our past experiences and applying what we have learned, we can become better prepared for future challenges and uncertainties. Discover how training for a 5k helped me develop skills & habits for prepping.

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5 Deadly Habits You Need to Change Today

Everyone has bad habits. I don’t believe there is a human being alive who doesn’t. In everyday life, most of these aren’t a big deal. You’re not a bad person if you have a weakness for chocolate. So you forget to put your shoes away, no one is going to die from that. Maybe you just need a closet organizer. Survival situations, however, are different from real life. A poor habit that may simply be an annoyance to your spouse on a regular day could have severe consequences in an emergency. In this article, we’ll examine five bad habits, why they will kill you when your survival is on the line, and also some suggestions for establishing new healthier habits.

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9 Reasons to Support Local Farmers

Discover 9 compelling reasons to support local farmers! From fresh flavors and better nutrition to economic support, sustainability, and community connections, find out why buying from local farmers is a game-changer for your health, economy, and the environment.

Survival Wisdom from Old-Timers: 16 Life Lessons for Tough Times

It has been said that those who don’t understand history are doomed to repeat it. Many of these lessons we think are part of the modern era are new packaging on old problems. We see them as survival lessons from old timers, but it was just how they lived. We can learn a lot by seeing how a generation born and raised post-prohibition, post-stock market collapse, and post-settling the West learned to overcome the pitfalls of short-sighted decision-making.

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Creative Ways to Encourage Non-Preppers To Plan for Emergencies

Although some folks you know may be resistant to the idea of prepping, you’ve got creative and effective ways at your disposal to encourage non-preppers to take action. From focusing on the practical benefits of preparedness to making it a fun and engaging activity, there are many approaches that can be tailored to the individual and the family. By taking the time to understand the concerns and motivations of non-preppers and finding ingenious ways to address them, we can help ensure that everyone is more ready for any situation that may arise.

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Prepping Diplomacy: How to Avoid Conflict with a Skeptical Partner

No amount of arguing, pleading, or article-forwarding could convince my husband that a bleak future was possible. Prepping with a skeptical partner requires more out-of-the-box thinking, for sure! But little by little, I was able to do enough on my own to get us in decent shape for the most common events in our area — tornadoes extended power outages due to ice storms, and personal financial crises.

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Natural Remedies: How Herbs Can Help With Seasonal Allergies

One of the most uncomfortable day-to-day health challenges has to be suffering through a round of hay fever every year. It’s multi-faceted misery: sneezing; runny nose; itchy eyes, mouth or skin, stuffy nose due to blockage or congestion; and fatigue. Many people rely either on prescriptions or a handful of capsules from the health food store to stay comfortable during allergy season. However, herbs for seasonal allergies can be a simple alternative. Surprisingly, many of them are readily available as common weeds.