Kelley Adams (Street Articles Author)
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Kelley is a writer, artist, actor, musician, rancher, and mother living in Colorado. While raising three gifted children, homeschooling them, and being their chauffeur and one woman fan club, she got experience with several alternate career paths. She's taught music and drama at a middle school, acted in training films, raised sheep, spun wool, taught fiber arts, and owned a restaurant. The phrase "I'm bored" was never allowed at her house.

Rayon Fabric - - Natural Or Not?
Rayon, or “viscose,” has been called the only manmade natural fabric. It’s hard to believe that it could be natural, if it’s manmade. Whether it's cotton based, wood pulp, or bamboo, it does have the look and feel of an all natural fabric. A quick look at how it is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Mar 14, 2014  
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How to Get Your Goat
If you’ve ever seen a baby angora goat, frolicking and bouncing with tail wagging and a cloud of curly mohair locks, you know what I mean. You just want to take it home. It’s not really all that hard to have a couple of pet goats. They have minimal needs…
By:  in  Pets  >  Farm Ranch   May 13, 2013  
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Woad: We Got the Blues
Woad, Isatis tinctoria, is a source of the color blue in natural dyeing. It is a less concentrated form of indigo, the blue dye more commonly known from the plant named Indigofera tinctora. It is a more hardy plant than Indigo, however, and grows in more northern climates and in…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   May 12, 2013  
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Am I Allergic to Wool?
Are you allergic to wool? A lot of people can’t wear wool, because it makes them feel itchy and uncomfortable. Nobody wants to feel that way from their clothes. It makes you wonder how people wore wool all the time back in the day. Were they constantly miserable, rubbed raw…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   May 02, 2013  
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The Educated Meme
It’s amazing how much wisdom can be distilled into an internet meme. This was an interesting morning on Facebook. I noticed that many of my friends were posting memes or quotes or complaints about the state of education. A meme points out that those making decisions about education have no…
By:  in  Reference and Education   May 02, 2013  
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Great Activities for Gifted Kids
So you've been told your child is gifted. You'd love to find some engaging activities where he fits in. Some of these may already exist at your school, and if they don't, suggest them to the teachers! Or volunteer to start a group yourself. Here are 10 great activities for…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Apr 12, 2013  
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Early Signs Of A Gifted Child
There are signs your child is gifted which may show up very early. Obviously, the child who is very precocious about language is showing some signs of giftedness. It isn't a direct correlation, however. One of my own children refused outright to use language until she was over three. She…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Special Education   Apr 11, 2013  
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