Author: Richard Christensen

Teach Your Kids How to Graph Money

Here’s an easy to do activity that combines two important lessons. The first is to show how graphing and charts works. The second is a bit more open ended; teach your child about money. You could use it to talk about an allowance or birthday gifts and how savings adds up.  All you need to do is empty out your pockets of spare change and get graphing! Materials Needed for the Project: Coins Paper Pencil Crayons Instructions: Start off with a brief scavenger hunt. You and your child need to find as many coins as possible. Search your wallet,...

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Tennessee Brown Sugar Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Did you know that Tennessee Whiskey is not bourbon? To be officially called a Tennessee Whiskey the distiller has to use a Charcoal Mellowing process call “The Lincoln County Process.” And yes, we’re so serious about that in Tennessee that it’s actually a state law! I’m sure you’ve seen the trend at eateries and on TV cooking and grilling shows. You’ve probably seen a couple of shows, or even restaurant menu’s, featuring menu items with Jack Daniels as an ingredient. There are Jack Daniel ribs, burgers, chops, drinks and more. Ribs seem to be the hometown favorite! The good...

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5 Great Reasons to Visit Niagara Falls

  The three waterfalls that are located on the border of the United States and Canada are what is considered the Niagara Falls region. The largest of the waterfalls is Horseshoe Falls, followed by the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Anyone who visits Niagara Falls will have the opportunity to see the falls from either country and it is possible to cross the border to the other side with a passport. Here are 5 reasons to visit Niagara Falls:   Maid of the Mist Everyone needs to experience the waterfalls up close and personal and the best way...

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5 Reasons to Visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

  If you have ever wondered what it’s like to live a life of opulence, then you will love a visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Measuring a massive 6,950 acres, this private estate dates back to the 1889 when George Washington Vanderbilt II, the son of a wealthy businessman, fell in love with the surrounding landscape and decided to build the property as a holiday home. Today, it remains the largest privately owned house in all of the United States which is why it is Asheville’s largest tourist attraction. Walking onto the property, you will...

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How To Care For the Soil In An Organic Garden

Whether you are entirely new to gardening or simply want to turn over a new leaf, organic gardening is easier than you may imagine. The key is to relax about the odd nibbled leaf or garden pest. Instead, the key is to focus on creating an ecosystem that can feed you healthily and sustainably while still functioning at its best as a natural system. Many gardeners go through the motions, spending little thought on the soil. Remember, soil is an ecosystem – teeming with life. Disturbing that balance is the fastest route to a garden disaster. So, how do...

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