Unschooling

The Lowdown On Unschooling

This post tackles some true facts about unschooling. First, we’ll compare unschooling from traditional schooling and find out which one is better. Then, we’ll find out whether unschooling is lazy or amazing.

Many thanks to Weed em and Reap and Winging It for the diagrams used in this post. If you would like to read the eye-opening articles that came with these diagrams, click here and here. While you’re there, check out their other posts for more interesting read.


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Source: WeedEmAndReap.com and Winging-It.me

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Expert Tips To Spot Morels

Here’s a post that will help you find more morels on your next mushroom hunting trip. We got this from Outdoor Hub and we cannot wait to share it. Make sure to use these tips and you’ll be coming home with basket filled of morels.

Many thanks to Mike Krebill of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for this post. If you would like to read the entire press release, click here. Also, check out Outdoor Hub for more mushroom hunting articles.

Dozens of “variables” collide when finding morels. Here are some ways to make sure you put more on your basket:

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Look at photos of morels daily to become more familiar with them.

Know When to Look

Wait for nature’s signs of spring before searching for morels.

Understand Weather

The chances of finding morels improve when daytime temperatures reach the 60s and nighttime temperatures are in the 50s.

Understand Types of Soils

Variables affecting morel growth include type of soil, ground slopes, the amount of sun or shade, and soil moisture.

Know Where to Look

Dead elms are often morel magnets. So are apple trees which take longer to die than diseased elms, so old orchards may remain productive for a longer time. Black locust groves should also not be overlooked.

Know How to Look

Use the Foveal Groucho Marx Stoop. You can also bring children and grandchildren to join mushroom hunts. They are more likely to spot morels than taller adults.

Tips For Eating Morels and Staying Safe:

  • Collect morels only from areas away from pesticides or heavy metals sources.
  • Do not mix other mushroom species with morels when collecting.
  • Don’t collect morels that look bad such as old, discolored or decayed parts.
  • Do not collect or store morels in plastic bags. Morels spoil rapidly in plastic.
  • If you plan to freeze morels, first cook them a couple of minutes to stop bacteria growth.
  • Always cook morels.

Source: OutdoorHub.com

Famous Knitters

10 Beautiful Old Pictures Of Famous Female Knitters

Here’s a treat for knitters and knitting fans! We have for you a list of prominent personalities who know a thing or two (for some, a lot!) about using knitting needles. Honestly, we never knew that these people who we look up to could knit. Did you know? Let us know.

1. Mary Pickford

2. Joan Crawford

3. Bette Davis

4. Marilyn Monroe

5. Eleanor Roosevelt

6. Grace Coolidge

7. Queen Elizabeth II

8. Grace Kelly

9. Katherine Hepburn

10. Gina Lollobrigida

Cauli Flower Food

10 Clever Ways To Cook Cauliflower Instead Of Carbs

Thank the heavens for cauliflower! This highly versatile vegetable can be cooked in so many ways, as seen in this post that we found at Buzzfeed. Now, there’s more reason to eat our favorite foods.

Many thanks to Buzzfeed for creating this post. Click on the link below each image for the recipe. This is just a compressed version on the original article, so click here to view even more delicious recipes.

Cauliflower Nachos

Cauliflower Nachos with Harissa Cheddar Sauce

Via Busy In Brooklyn

Cauliflower Tortillas

Cauliflower Tortillas

Via Recipe Girl

Crockpot Cauliflower and Cheese

Crockpot Cauliflower and Cheese

Via Spicy Southern Kitchen

Cauliflower Protein Bread

Cauliflower Protein Bread

Via Chocolate Chili Mango

Jalapeño and Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins

Via I Breathe I’m Hungry

Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie

Via One Love Blog

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad

Via Hello Glow

Cauliflower Pizza Bagels

Cauliflower Pizza Bagels

Via Up Late Anyway

Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

Via The Iron You

Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

Via I Breathe I’m Hungry

Source: Buzzfeed.com

Horse Blanket

Everything You Need To Know About Horse Blanketing

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A responsible horse owner knows how to properly place a blanket on a horse to keep it warm during the colder months of late fall to early spring. This handy infographic from Visually will help you prepare for the cold season ahead, so you better study this and practice on your horse.

Thank you to HorseDVM LLC for creating and sharing this infographic. Head over to Visually for more helpful infographics on a variety of topics.

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Source: Visual.ly

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7 Surprising Places To Find Photos Of Ancestors

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Finding photos of ancestors gives us a sense of connection, even if we don’t them by name. Acquiring that feeling is one of the reasons why people do genealogy research. In this post from Crest Leaf, we will find out some of the best places to look for ancestor photos.

Thank you to Lisa Lisson for coming up with this very useful article. If you would like to read its complete version, click here. Make sure to browse Crest Leaf for more informative family history posts.

1. Within Your Own Family

If you are not sure which family members to ask, start with the women of the family. Typically, women were (and still are?) the keepers of the family photographs.

2. “Unknown Relatives”

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The joy of genealogy research is discovering fellow researchers who may information about your ancestors. You may also have information about their ancestors so talk to them.

3. Church Histories/Directories

Churches periodically create church histories and/or directories that include photographs of its members and church life.

4. Historical Photo Sites

This is a list of free historical photo sites:

  1. Ellis Island Passenger Ship Search
  2. The Francis Frith Collection
  3. Family Old Photos
  4. Ancestor Search – Photo Search Engine
  5. Images of England
  6. The National Archives and Records Administration
  7. Library of Congress Historic Photos Flickr Project
  8. National Portrait Gallery
  9. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum – Photo Archives
  10. Military History Institute Photographs

Check for relevant information and give it a try, you might find your old family photos on these sites.

5. Yearbooks

Yearbooks are great places to find photographs of your ancestors. These may be found in local libraries.

6. The Descendants of Your Ancestor’s Friends

This suggestion requires a bit more looking, but can be very rewarding.

7. Local Historical Societies

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Historical societies are the keepers and promoters of an area’s history. You can check information about your local historical society from this comprehensive list created by Wikipedia. This list also includes other societies from different countries around the world.

Source: CrestLeaf.com

Homeschooling

5 Habits Of A Successful Homeschooler

As a homeschooler, it’s your job to lead your child to become a better individual with a bright future. It’s a tough job. That’s why we came up with this list of habits that successful homeschoolers do. We hope that will inspire you to become a highly effective teacher for your child.

Thank you to Teach Thought for inspiring us to create this list. If you would like to read their article “25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently”, click here.

1. A successful homeschooler knows how to take risks

Risk-taking is always part of the success formula. You are the best person to teach your child about taking risks and giving everything to reach a goal. Should you fail, you still give your child a valuable lesson in life.

2. A successful homeschooler takes time to explore new tools

When your classroom is your entire community, the possibilities of finding learning resources are infinite. Explore and find ways to teach your child about academics and life.

3. A successful homeschooler never stops learning

All teachers should never stop learning. You have your child as inspiration to learn more and become a better role model.

4. A successful homeschooler breaks out of the box

Homeschooling in itself is unconventional, so breaking out of the box every once in a while should be easy for you. You are not confined in a classroom and are free to think creatively.

5. A successful homeschooler teaches holistically

This is where you must remember that you are also the parents. You should also focus on your child’s emotional well-being.

Source: TeachThought.com

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Crankbaits

Crankbaits are among the top-producing lures, catching fish of all species and in all seasons. So how can we use crankbaits to its full potential? This infographic that we recently found at Fix answers that question. Read on to find out how you can get the most out of your crankbaits.

Thank you to  for coming up with this very helpful guide. His article has comprehensive explanations so click here if you wish to learn more. And if you want more valuable fishing infographics, make sure to check out Fix.

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Source: Fix.com

How to become Gluten Free

Weird, Funny And Annoying Ways To Become Gluten Intolerant

Gluten intolerance and Celiac disease are serious health issues for many people. But there are those who choose to go gluten-free because they feel that it’s a trend. This YouTube video pokes fun at those who don’t want to get left behind in the new age.

Many thanks to AwakenWithJP for creating this funny video. Check out his YouTube channel if you would like to watch more hilarious videos on living a more meaningful life.

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Source: AwakenWithJP on YouTube

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Cosplayers Share “Then And Now” Photos To Show Remarkable Improvement

Do you remember how you look the first time to transformed into your favorite character? In this article from RocketNews24, we take a look at Japanese cosplayers who post their “then and now” cosplay photos to see how much they have improved. This just proves that practice does make perfect!

We would like to thank  for compiling this list from Twitter. Click here to read the complete article and view more images. RocketNews24 has tons of articles on cosplays and Japanese culture, so check them out!

Source: RocketNews24.com

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