The ONE Thing That Can Change Your Life… Forever

Want to know how to makes sense of the life you have and make the most of it? Life as MOM contributor Prerna offers a surprising perspective.

Want to know how to makes sense of the life you have and make the most of it? Make peace with the season you're in.

I know. Pretty bold and dramatic headline, isn’t it? But trust me, reading through and doing this one thing will change your life, forever.

How do I know?

Because I’ve lived it. Tried it, tested it, fine tuned it and mastered it. What is the one thing?

Making peace with our life’s season.

No earth-shattering, mind blowing, complicated stuff. Simple. Profound. Practical. It works. Every.Single.Time. Make peace with your life’s season.

How Making Peace Can Change Your Life

When you stop struggling against what is and craving for or pining for what could be, life becomes a lot easier, happier, calmer. [Continue reading...]

Homeschool Curriculum for High School

Ready to homeschool high school? Here’s a list of 9th and 12th grade homeschool curriculum choices.

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Ready to homeschool high school? Here's a list of 9th and 12th grade homeschool curriculum choices.

This year I will be teaching two high schoolers. I’ve done the math. While I will have multiple teenagers in the house at any given time over the next fifteen years, there will only be two in high school at a time. Hopefully, that also means there will never be more than two in college at a time. Ha! One can always hope, right?

FishBoy17 will be a senior this year while FishBoy13 will be a freshman. Again, I ask myself, How did I get here? They are two young men that I am pleased and proud to know. They are so different from one another, yet good friends. Most of the time.

I fondly call FishBoy17 my guinea pig because he’s been the one we get to try things out on. Thankfully, the experiment is working – no First Waffle Syndrome here. He is a responsible young man who keeps on task with his studies, exercises regularly, and eats more healthfully than his parents. I have no complaints.

Except with his parents and teacher. They have made some mistakes. ;) But, they are learning from them, we hope!

FishBoy13 gets the benefit of his older brother having tried out the system already. He had an easier potty training experience as well as an easier time learning to ride a bike without training wheels. Hopefully, our record will follow and his high school education will be even better than his brother’s.

(For a glimpse into the past, check out my first thoughts about homeschooling high school. We have learned a lot over the last three years and changed a lot in our curriculum since then.) [Continue reading...]

Getting Ready for Back to School

Getting Ready for Back to School | Life as MOM

Back to School? Say it ain’t so! Indeed, it’s time. But, you can rock the rentree with these fun tips and tricks. It is hard to believe that summer is on the downhill slope. My friend Andrea’s kids do school year-round so they’ve got only six weeks of summer. Our local school go back the first […]

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My New Post-it Note To Do List System

Post-it Note To Do List System - keep track of what you need to do this month, this week, and today with this simple to do list system.

Looking for a new way to spice up your daily to do’s? Check out this Post-it To Do List system. Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I’m not naturally one of those people who are able to track all their routines and responsibilities in their heads. I know those people exist. I’ve known […]

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The Weekly Ramble

fishboys then and now

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Has it really been less than a week since we were on vacation? I feel like I’ve lived an eternity since then. One of the highlights of the weekend was revisiting this hilltop along the Santa Ynez Valley where my in-laws live. We were last here […]

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Do the Math to Save Money

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Pay attention to unit pricing in order to save money. You have to do the math to make cents. Today’s Frugal Friday tip is short and sweet. With a mini rant just for fun. If you’re not good at math, today is the day that you change your ways. Knowing basic math operations (addition, subtraction, […]

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Simple Summer Snacks and Baked Goods (Freezer Cooking Plan)

Freezer Cooking Plan

Ready to save money on food costs this summer? Freezer cooking is one great way that you can save money as well as time. This summer I’m reminded that kids (and adults) are hungrier than at other times during the year. I think it’s the extra free time and fresh air that makes us want […]

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Gift Shopping (with Kids) at Hallmark

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The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. All opinions are my own. When I was a child and wanted to buy a gift for someone, whether it be a teacher or a friend, I had my mom take me down the road to Janet’s Hallmark. […]

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