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Training Children, Part 4

August 24, 2011


In the first several installments in this series, I addressed our definition of training, what it may entail, and how you may go about training your own children. At this time, I want to talk about some of the things we feel are integral to our children’s education and training. What skills should we be […]

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Beans, Part 5

July 27, 2011


So, have you made a sincere commitment to incorporating more nutritious, inexpensive, meal-extending beans into your diet yet?  Have you been practicing rotation of your food storage?   No? Okay, I understand.  But I defy you to find ANYone who would not like this recipe!!  It is a new family favorite.  Please try it and then […]

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Training Children, Part 3

July 5, 2011


In a previous piece, I defined “training” as “teaching children concrete things or skills, giving them the opportunities to practice them, and helping them gain proficiency.”  In the next one, I shared some of the stories we had read together aloud, discussions we had subsequently had as a family, and listed a couple of organizations […]

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Training Children, Part 2

June 15, 2011


As preppers, we probably have a broader definition of “useful skills” than many people.  Certainly our children are learning how to cook, spend wisely, and help with household tasks, but we try to provide many other learning opportunities as well. Homesteading Skills Many of these times are provided at home where they may help with […]

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Morale Boosters

May 25, 2011


Adversity can definitely teach us about our own strength and resiliency, but it can also take its toll on our morale.  The loss of the breadwinner’s job usually means a large scale-back in expenses, a lot of that in the “entertainment” portion of the budget. In a “grid-down” situation, the adjustments would be even more […]

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Preparing for Babies During Bad Times

May 18, 2011


This topic really has two facets.  There is the pregnancy and delivery of babies and then there is caring for them afterward.  I’ve given birth to 6 babies almost entirely without drugs or medical intervention, so on the one hand, I have a little experience.  On the other hand, I’ve never delivered anyone else’s baby. […]

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Training Children, Part 1

May 13, 2011


“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  ~Proverbs 22:6 This wonderful advice from Solomon guides a lot of our decisions as parents.  After prayerful consideration, we decided years ago to homeschool our children to be sure they are getting the proper “training.” […]

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