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School Supplies List for Homeschool

There are so many different doodahs and gadgets out in the world, it’s hard to know what you really need. I’ve narrowed this school supplies list to include our favorites for homeschool.

School Supplies List for Homeschool | Life as Mom

It’s hard to believe that we just finished our fifth week of school. Crazy to think about when some years we don’t even start until after Labor Day. Some years it works well to start late, and others it seems to be almost serendipitous to start early.

I never planned on having health issues this year, but our early start has given us a cushion — and a strong one at that. I’m thankful for that fire to start crazily on July 27th!

This is my 14th year homeschooling. I hope that I’ve learned a few things. Well, yes, I know I have. I’m also continuing learning and refining how we do things. My youngest pupil has eleven years more to go. I need stamina to continue, that is for sure. I’ve got lots of time to improve and make my school supplies list work for me. Continue Reading »

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The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004.

vegetable hash

That is this Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash that I’ve been devouring by the bucket loads. And I don’t even like Zucchini! The sweetness of the sweet potato balances with the bitterness of the zucchini. It’s so good! Anyway…. just thought you should know.

Thank you to everyone who commented, emailed, and prayed last week. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your care for me. I am happy to report that I am feeling a little better. I’ve been on the meds for over a week and already am seeing a minimizing of symptoms.

I don’t have much else to report on the health front except that I go meet a new endocrinologist, The Irishman. I really hope that he is kind and understanding — and brilliant at treating whatever this “autoimmune hyperthyroidism” is. Continue Reading »

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on one income is not as easy as it was in the last century. It requires hard work and determination — and some of these strategies. Fifty years ago it was commonplace for just one parent (usually dad) to work. One income was sufficient to pay the family’s bill. Today, there might be a number […]

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Home Cooked Meals & How to Make Them Easily

Home Cooked Meals

Home cooked meals can be some of our favorites, but they can also be a lot of work. How can you make it easier to cook at home? I think it’s pretty common knowledge among us parents that feeding our families home cooked meals is better for kids nutritionally and developmentally as well as easier on the budget […]

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Big Plans for Summer: Deferred

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Summer has come to a close. Did you have big plans for summer? Life as MOM contributor Deanna did. Today she shares some big news as well how summer plans can often be deferred. I had big plans for this summer. It would be Addison’s last summer before full-time kindergarten and Carter starting part-time preschool, so we […]

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The Weekly Ramble: The Hyperthyroidism Edition

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week I’m talking about hyperthyroidism and how it basically ruined my week. Follow me on instagram. For years I’ve felt that I was dodging a bullet labeled, “Medical Catastrophe.” Mild hypochondriac that I am, I have “survived” a wealth of ailments in my mind, cancer and […]

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Lunch Box Ideas: Salads

chicken salad packed lunch

Looking for some new lunch box ideas for school or work? Packing a lunch can save you money and help your family’s diet. Check out this fresh lunch box idea: Salad. Tis the season to pack food for the road! Whether you’re squeezing in one last vacation before summer ends, brown bagging it for work, […]

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Back to School Stress Busting

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Feeling a little overwhelmed at your Back-to-School To-Do list? Want to bust the back to school stress? Life as MOM contributor Prerna has some ideas on how to manage it.

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