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  1. Family
    do you think are most important for kids to learn? My mom tried very hard to teach me as many life skills as possible while I was growing up. The problem is that some I simply didn't want to learn some skills (sewing, canning and needlework come to mind). What life skills do you teach your...
  2. Success Stories
    Hubby and I are making great progress on the road to becoming debt free. Credit cards paid off & owe very little to the hospital. Then we will work on paying off the Harley and then lastly the house. We have been paying extra on the house since we bought it two years ago and have already...
  3. Preparedness and Survival
    Last night, Dw and I went to a training course in CPR. We had wanted to do this for some time. It was taught very well by a local EMT. I felt it was important since it takes first responders twenty minutes to reach us. What skills have you learned to better help you take care of yourself and...
  4. General Chat
    The "25 things about me" sharing game was so much fun, I thought we might try a similar one. Please post any obscure (or obsolete) sklills you might have. Two of mine are: I know how to churn butter and ret flax (turn flax into linen thread). I learned these working a couple of summers at...
  5. Frugal Living
    I was thinking about all the things I want to know how to do. This year I would like to: 1) Take a hair cutting course to be able to cut everyone's hair. 2) Take a sewing class - currently trying to figure out how to thread the sewing machine results in impossibly tangled threads and tears. I...
  6. Blog
    I know someone who has been out of work for four or five months. (He had been a big-wig at a financial/investment firm and got laid off.) I greeted him the other day when we were both out raking leaves and asked how the job hunt was going. “It’s been hard. I can’t find anything,” he said. “So...
  7. Frugal Living
    I already posted a thread about areas I will be looking at improving in, in the new year. In looking back though there are also some new skills that I learned. Some I learned here and some I learned other places. Sometimes I look at other peoples posts of the things they do and think " hey, I...
  8. Lifestyle challenges
    For 2009, I'd like to try, every day, to do one thing that advances my ability to rely on my own resources, rather than others, for my existence. Not sure what I'll do each day. Some days might be as simple as collecting eggs from my chickens or produce from my trees. Some days might be...
  9. News you can use
    It's the end of the world as we know it, but that doesn't mean you should give up on yourself. Here are 10 skills to have in our brave new world... 10. Food Preservation. Learn to preserve fruits and vegetables for the long winter. Make beef jerky! It's healthy and fun. 9. Risk Management...
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  11. General Chat
    leave alot to be desired. Apparently I'm not made to gamble.;)
  12. Question and Answer
    Questions came up after some people were reading my blog yesterday. We spend a big part of our summers, teaching life skills to our children (only have one still at home now). My boys learned to cook, clean, do laundry, sew and mend - as well as how to do traditional "man" things like change...
  13. Frugal Living
    I read that Back to Basics Reader's Digest book and was fascinated by the skills listed in there. Most of the skills were things the average person growing up on a farm a hundred years ago would know. But the next question is what skills should people have TODAY. Knowing how to make cheese...
  14. Frugal Living
    I was at the library and grabbed a Reader's Digest Book called "Back to Basics - How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills". I looked through the book and thought "wow, the average american today knows how to shop and use a computer and not much else". All the skills that were...
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  16. Frugal Living
    I have a three year old and already it's Mommy I want, Momma I need a . . . I can see I'll have to work on this early. What do you do to teach your children money skills?
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
  18. Education
  19. Kitchen Basics
    Really enjoyed these videos, the chef is clear & entertaining as well.
  20. Education
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