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Road Trip to Butte Meadows, Make Yourself at Home

By Melissa Wynn Photos by Bill Kelso – Here at Mountain Valley Living we have a great time scoping out new and exciting places to share with you, our cherished readers, and we are thrilled that many of you are logging on to and sharing your favorite mountain getaways with us. This Road Trip to Butte Meadows Mercantile & Resort in the tiny community of Butte Meadows, Ca was recommended, via email to, by Milly Pollock of Chico, Ca. Ironically I was reading that very email when my honey asked where I wanted to go for my...

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Internet Safety Tips for kids

From the FBI Internet Safety Tips for kids MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS KNOW THE RULES: If your child has access to a computer, here are some very important things for them to keep in mind when on the computer at home or at school. Go over these important FBI rules with kids who go online. * First, remember never to give out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in a chat room or on bulletin boards. Also, never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without...

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Teaching Kids Financial Skills

Teach Your Children Well According to the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®), there is plenty one can do to teach children financial skills early. This Colorado-based nonprofit foundation is dedicated to helping Americans understand and control their own finances. Their website is filled with valuable information on teaching kids the skills to help them learn with six general categories for kids to learn about. 1. Earning Money, 2. Setting Goals  3. Budgeting  4. Saving and Investing  5. Using Credit Wisely                       6. Protecting what has been accumulated. Simple steps are offered to help parents teach their kids about money....

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North American Beaver the Busy Builder

By Melissa Wynn               There are few creatures as interesting to watch as the beaver. These perpetual builders are second only to humans in their ability to change the landscape to suit their needs.  Much like ourselves, the busy beaver builds his home, called a lodge, of logs, stones and mud for mortar. An underwater entrance is a must, so a stream to dam up in a forested area is prime beaver real estate. Sharp front teeth that never stop growing and strong jaws enable the beaver to gnaw down a tree three...

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