Staying Home

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Sara Caldwell/staff Maggie Phillips, 9-years-old, sits while her mother, Katherine Embry, goes through notes as they study for test in the dining room of their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Maggie Phillips, 9-years-old, along with her brother Benjamin Phillips, 7-years-old, start their homework as soon as they get home from school. The two do their homework in the dining room of their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Benjamin Phillips, 7-years-old, works on his spelling and grammar homework in his home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Sara Caldwell/staff After helping her son Benjamin, Katherine Embry walks around the dining room table to check on daughter Maggie's (9-years-old) work in the dinging room of their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Katherine Embry helps her daughter Maggie, 9-years-old, with homework after bringing her daughter a sliced orange for a snack in the dining room of their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Son Benjamin, 7-years-old, calls Katherine over to check how he is doing with his spelling and grammar homework in the dining room of their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Benjamin goes to erase a mistake.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Katherine Embry's children work on their homework while mother Katherine hovers from child to child, offering guidance when asked, in their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The children start their homework as soon as they come home from school everyday.
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Sara Caldwell/staff After finishing his homework, Benjamin Phillips, 7-years-old, swings outside while sister Maggie Phillips, 9-years-old, takes a break from her work to climb the swing-set in the backyard of their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Once her break is over, Maggie Phillips, 9-years-old, smiles at mother Katherine Embry while studying for a test in the dining room of their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Katherine Embry starts making dinner while her children finish their homework in their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Family-dog Sam rests near Embry's feet while she stands over the sink in the kitchen.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Katherine Embry looks over her shoulder as she prepares dinner in the kitchen of her home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Family pictures of rest near the windows.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Maggie Phillips, 9-years-old, comes in with questions about writing cursive letters as mother Katherine Embry is making dinner in their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Embry checks the writing while Maggie offers to snap green beans.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Before everyone can sit for dinner, Katherine Embry ask her children wash their hands in their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Embry hands daughter Maggie Phillips, 9-years-old , a hand towel to dry her hands, while family dog Sam stands with them.
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Sara Caldwell/staff The family says grace before dinner in their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Katherine Embry smiles as her children eat their dinner in their home off Heard Avenue in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

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