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Jill Christianson, left, plays memory with her 7-year-old daughter Mamie at their south Fargo home. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Local parents advocate for 'unschooling' method of learning

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FARGO - In 2005, two months before her second child was born, Jill Christianson was laid off from her job at Microsoft in Fargo.

She opted not to apply for another job at Microsoft. Shortly thereafter, she and her husband, Jeremy, became part owners of what is now Great Northern Bicycle Co. As time went on, Jill Christianson realized her layoff from Microsoft was a blessing in disguise because she didn't like being away from her children during the day.


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