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Winter: A Season to Rest

Frigid temperatures and biting winds ravage the mid-West and east coast of the United States. There is no doubting what season we are in: Winter. The name ‘winter’ derives from an old Germanic word meaning “time of water” and refers to the high rain and snowfall...

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6 Ways to Prepare for the Unexpected Test

Rachel flipped through her stack of vocabulary note cards. Tucking her legs crisscross applesauce style, she moaned, “Mom, can you email the teacher and ask what the test will be like?” “Nope.” “Please,” she begged. “Rachel, I could contact the teacher but you need...

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The Hospitality Hibiscus

The hardy hibiscus plant is a true showstopper with its dinner plate size blossoms. Unlike its tropical cousin, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, the hardy hibiscus is a perennial plant, which brings a tropical flare to a non-tropical flower garden. As a child, my family...

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Celebrate Grunt Work

This week we are eating cake—chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. <Gasp> Yes, I said peanut butter. Although taboo in public settings, (due to allergy concerns) peanut butter is a staple in our home and the kids L-O-V-E my homemade peanut butter...

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