A Personalized Planner: Why You Need One

A personalized planner is a blank slate system that allows you to tweak and adapt it to fit your needs and help YOU. Life as Mom contributor, Prerna, explains why you need one.

A Personalized Planner: Why You Need One

One of the first things I did when I discovered blogs and organizing solutions was to create a home management binder. My most successful one has been using a combination of Jessica’s Organizing Life as Mom printables along with a few custom sheets that fit our family needs.

Over the years, the system has adapted, evolved and changed to suit our varying life seasons. And each year, I think that maybe, I should share my system with other moms.

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Homeschool Curriculum for Grades 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10

Our homeschool curriculum for the year has some old favorites as well as some new items that I’m testing out as I teach 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th grades. 

Homeschool Curriculum | Life as Mom

This week is the week! The kids and I go back to school! I’m excited, thus the early start. But, I also know I tire easily. We may go in four week sprints. I’m not sure. Time will (most certainly) tell.

This blog serves as a very convenient record of our homeschool curriculum over the years. This is my 6th year recording it for posterity. Haha! I share it so that if you’re looking for something to fill a gap in your own family selections, you’ll have a new idea to try. Or if you’re just curious!

Mine is by no means the definitive curriculum for homeschools, just for our family for this particular year. Next year could be totally different. Total box of chocolate scenario here. You never know what you’ll get. Continue Reading »

The Weekly Ramble: Blurry Vision Edition


The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week I’m chatting about the rain, my new specs and why we’re going back to school early. So, this was the first week that I actually got to that whole writing a blog post thing. It was also the last full-fledged week of vacation. I […]

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How Do You Know if You Should Stay Home Full-time?

How Do You Know if You Should Stay Home Full-time?

How do you know if you should stay home full-time? A reader wrote in with this question, one that I thought could benefit from a range of perspectives and answers. I’d love to hear your advice for this young mom on how you decided to become a stay at home mom or why not. I […]

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End of Summer: How Moms Feel at Back-to-School


The end of summer approaches. We moms can feel a mix of emotions. JessieLeigh unpacks the bittersweet back-to-school feelings. Notebooks– 4 for $1! Glue Sticks… only 10 cents! Free backpack with $20 back-to-school purchase! If we hadn’t already known it, the fliers are quick to remind us– back-to-school is just over the horizon. End of […]

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30-Minute Meals – Get the Meal Plan!


A good meal plan can help you save time as well as money. I’ve got a great one for you to try! Get this month’s meal plan of 30-minute meals.

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Planning a New Homeschool Year

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The new school year is just a round the corner. Now’s the time to plan for your homeschool and get a little organized, if you aren’t already.

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Summer Lunch Ideas for Kids

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Need inspiration for summer lunches? Check out these easy recipes and ideas to make lunchtimes delicious, nutritious, and easy!

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