A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

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The following content is sponsored by Elmer’s Products. My mom was a kindergarten teacher when I was born. That means that my preschool and early elementary years absolutely rocked on the craft front. My mom always had some type of imaginative play or art activity for us to do. And she was pretty free wheeling, […]

9 Ways to Make Your Week Better

9 ways to make your week better

Sunday is a big deal. Because, as you know, Monday follows it. And then the rest of the week. The tone you set on Sunday night and Monday morning can carry over through the rest of the week, helping you feel on the ball or behind the 8-ball, as the case may be. What you do to […]

A Preschool Education at Home

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Not going the traditional preschool route? That’s okay. You can provide your toddler with what he or she needs and still enjoy being home. Preschoolers and toddlers are loads of fun! Granted, there is spilled water, torn books, potty training and a few more messes than with older children. But, there’s also an innocence and […]

I Can’t Wait to Homeschool! (or How to Prepare for Teaching Your Kids at Home)

I Can't Wait to Homeschool | Life as MOM

This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. We decided that we were going to homeschool when I was pregnant with our first child. We didn’t really have an idea how were going to pull that off, […]

3 Homeschool (or Homework) Organizers

3 School Organizers

This is it! School starts today! I’m sure that I’m not ready, but when have I ever been? Except for maybe that first day when I got to take my Mork and Mindy lunchbox to school. To be honest, I had kind of forgotten about school over the long weekend since I was busily recipe […]

5 Packable Lunches & a Printable Grocery List

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This post is sponsored by Snack Pack pudding: I was a child of the 70s and 80s. I went to Rosedell Elementary School. Mrs. Marcy was my favorite teacher of all time, second grade. I packed my lunch most days. One of my favorites was Tuna Salad in a pita bread with alfalfa sprouts. Yes, […]

Saving Money on Homeschool Supplies (Frugal Friday)

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This September marks our 12th year of homeschooling. Wow. I love this life we’ve chosen. It hasn’t been without its challenges, that’s for sure. But, it’s been good. Back in the day, 2002, to be exact, we had three kids five and under and very little money. The idea of private school was preposterous, but […]

Putting Together a Homeschool Binder

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Get organized for this year’s homeschool and stay that way with a homeschool binder where you can house your academic calendar, course of study, goals, lesson plans, assessments, and attendance records. I’ve been dragging my heels on the school thing. But, slowly I’m getting eager for the new year to start. I’ve figured out our […]