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Making a Smooth Back to School Transition

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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

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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

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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

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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 — […]

Gluten Free Chex – A Giveaway

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See that? That is super yummy, gluten-free, caramel chex. I took my mom’s caramel corn recipe and subbed cereal for the popcorn. I didn’t even know that Chex cereal was gluten-free, but it is. Awesome! Five wholesome Chex® cereals offer a variety of flavor – and lots of versatility – in every box. Rice Chex, […]

Back to School Inspiration from Around the Web

In case, you don’t go surfing where I do, check out these posts to help your Back to School season go well: 8 Back to School Breakfast Ideas and Recipes – delicious inspiration from Simple Bites. The Secret to Success: Teach Your Children to Fish – wisdom from FiveJs. Our Homeschool – a large family […]

Healthy Snacks to Go – eBook Review

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This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap features all kinds of lunchbox inspiration. As I mentioned in recounting our recent switch to packing lunches even though we’re home at mealtimes, I splurged a little on some sweet treats and fun snacks to include in the kids’ lunches. While shopping with me, FishBoy8 asked if we were going […]

URS: Lunchbox Ideas and Inspiration

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This week I’ve turned over a new leaf — at least where lunchtime is concerned. As I mentioned on Monday, lunch prep was really taking a bite out of the day. By the time I cooked the meal, fed everyone, and we cleaned up, precious study/learning time had been lost. By Friday afternoon I knew […]