Make-Ahead School Lunches & a FREE Printable for Lunch Box Love Notes

The lunch hour is no longer 60 minutes. But, it can still be tasty and fun — with a little pre-planning and some make-ahead tips. When I was a child, the lunch hour really was a lunch hour. The teachers had time to drive to a restaurant and order a sit-down meal. Kids could walk […]

How to Spend Those Back to School Dollars

Independence Day is long gone. By at least a week. Which means the sales for back to school on are the horizon. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great tips on how to spend those back to school dollars. Oh, I hate to say the words but, well, it’s not going to be long […]

Surviving Back to School Time with Freezer Cooking

The following is a guest post from Tricia of Once a Month Mom: I have found that in my years of freezer cooking that August and September are by far, the most popular months of the year for people to take up freezer meal planning and cooking. I refer to this season as the “Mom […]

Planning for Homeschool Success

I’m over at Simple Homeschool today sharing some of my strategies for homeschool success. From the post, I’ve been “going back to school” for almost 35 years now. That’s crazy! And while I’m no longer a registered student anywhere, I continue to learn. Thank the Lord. As a mom teaching her kids at home, one […]

Making a Smooth Back to School Transition

This past week, I’ve been actively getting ready for the transition back to school daze days. Since I’ll be teaching five grade levels this year, I’m taking a few extra days of “vacation” to prepare. Preparation is key! Currently, as I type, the house is in varying degrees of “shambles.” My staging for life projects have included […]

A Giveaway from MomAgenda

In the life of MOM, some of us are born organized and some of us really have to work at it. I am a card carrying member of the second group. But, regardless of which camp you call into, most of us need a calendar or planner of some sort to help us remember all […]

Finding Balance, Routine, and a Smoother School Year – A Guest Post

Photo Source: Pink Sherbet Photography – A Guest Post from Kelly – It happens everyday at the same time… The kids come piling in from school. There are book bags strewn here and there, crumpled papers tossed on the kitchen island and artistic fingerprint paintings are shoved in my direction for Mom’s loving approval. Have […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Markdowns for Lunches

As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorite things to do is stroll the aisles of the grocery store or even Target and look for great items on clearance. My husband did not realize this about me when he agreed to go to Target with me last weekend. We both lost track of time — […]