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How to Style Your Daughter’s Curly Hair (for Newbies)

Are you stuck on how to style your daughter’s curly hair?

It happens. Straight haired lasses have curly girls and boys. And then they…

Panic? Find themselves at a loss? Get out the flat iron???

No way.

They learn to care for ringlets, waves, coils, kinks, and curls.

Yep. You can learn how to care for your daughter’s curly hair. But trust me, it takes some work! Not to worry, though – I am here for you!

If your daughter has curly, frizzy hair, and you have no idea where to begin, well, you’re in the right place. I’ll show you just what to do!

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How to Write a Killer Craigslist Ad

I love throwing stuff away.

My garage is calling me. It’s saying,

Come get these free craigslist chairs you acquired last year and put them out on the curb.

If I obey the call, I can get to the important stuff in there – like my box of sewing supplies, the kid’s off-season clothing, and the contraband supply of Hagan Daaz in my freezer.

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How and Why to Use Unit Studies for Home Schooling

Let’s talk about unit studies.

(And I’ll give you a free one. Read on.)

As a homeschool mom, you want to know what works best to educate and engage your little rugrats, and how to do it most efficiently and easily.

Having homeschooled and been homeschooled (hi, Mom!) for many moons now, I can attest to what works for myself, my brain, and my heart.

Uh, and my kids (oh yeah, them, too).

One method I always liked best – and continually found myself going back to – is unit studies.

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Reading 50 Shades of Gray in a Chik-Fil-A

Election years make my brain shrivel up like last month’s raisins, found under the baby’s car seat.

It sucks the life out of my normally optimistic mood, and makes me want to unplug every social media site, television, phone, and news platform.

Because I hate politics?

No, not really, though I confess to loving them about as much as I love a slight papercut. That is to say, uncomfortably ignoring them until I can no longer. There are the issues I care about, and about a million others that make my head swim.

But that’s not the reason.

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35 Quirky Television Shows We Can’t. Stop. Watching.

The only thing I love more than a quirky indie movie, or a quirky indie-style book, is a quirky television show.

I don’t know about you, but a lot of what’s out there to watch just bores me. I need me some oddballs, some weird plots, and something to keep my imagination working overtime.

If you’re like me, and need that quirk-factor in your life, here are 35 quirky shows you might enjoy!

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How to Win an Argument in 7 Easy Steps

In these tumultuous times, with worries, pandemics, wars, and elections looming over us like a dark cloud of death, the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones is…

… to get involved in as many arguments as possible.

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22 Educational Shows for Homeschooling (So You Can Take A Break)

You, Homeschooling Parent, need a break. Here are some educational shows for homeschooling via TV.

There’s a seemingly endless supply of really great and educational movies out there that can aid in homeschooling. So, too, there are a myriad of excellent TV series that are at least quasi-educational.

You need a list of educational shows for homeschooling – for when you need to plop your offspring in front of a screen and give yourself some down time.

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My Favorite Curly Girl Products: What Works, What Doesn’t

Having been a mostly faithful Curly Girl Method follower (I color, so it lets me out of the club, but I follow it 95% of the time) for over a decade, I foraged through my bathroom cabinets to line up all the hair products I’ve bought this past year.

Why? So I can tell you what works for my hair, and what still sits, nearly full, in the very back of the cupboard because it didn’t do rad things for my locks.

So let’s talk about my favorite Curly Girl hair products, especially what works, and what doesn’t.

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Homeschool Room Pro Tip: Don’t. Use Caddies Instead.

Homeschooling can be daunting enough, but when you start searching Pinterest for Homeschool Rooms, you might get so overwhelmed with Perfect Mom Envy that you consider dropping your rugrats off at the nearest public institution posthaste.

Never fear, mama bear!

(Hmm. That rhymed better in my head.)

There’s this idea that is prevalent which says you have to have a dedicated Homeschool Room.

But that’s bogus.

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Dear Suddenly Homeschooling Mama (An Open Letter)

Dear SHM,*

*Suddenly Homeschooling Mama

You’re excited, overwhelmed, scared, unsure, ready to brave the unknown.

This is new territory for you, no matter how you arrived: with tentative baby steps, large leap frog jumps, or a sudden pandemic.

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