How to Homeschool This Year

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Now’s the time to start planning how to homeschool this year. I’m approaching it from a number of angles. This year, all six of my kids will be in school. The last few times I’ve said this, my listener has thought I meant I wasn’t homeschooling. They thought we were switching gears altogether and sending […]

Summer School, yes, Really.

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We finished school on Thursday of last week. We’ve been playing ever since. We’ve had house guests, two days at the beach, two birthdays, and a lot of fun in the last six days. We’re going to play, play, play, but we’re also going to keep on trucking. We’re doing summer school this year. I’m […]

5 Places to Look for Summer Enrichment


Keep your kids skills sharp and their minds and bodies engaged over the summer. Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh suggests five great places to look for summer enrichment. Summer break is upon us! Or, at the very least, it’s right around the corner. No more rushing to catch the bus and struggling to juggle […]

Read a Good Book with Your Kids!

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Lately the kids and I have been delving into The Mysterious Benedict Society series of books. So, so good! I’m sharing more about the beauty of a good family read aloud over at Simple Homeschool today. Head here for the details.

Thoughts about Homeschooling

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Wondering about homeschool? Check out these Life as MOM resources. We’re halfway through our eleventh year of formal homeschooling. We’ve chosen it for our family because we want to be as “hands on” as possible, because we love being together and learning together, and because it works for our family. If you’re considering homeschooling, check […]

A Day in My Life

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Somedays, I feel like the old lady in the grocery store. You know the one. The one who tells you to enjoy these days because they will soon be gone. I know, I know. When you’re in the thick of child-rearing, baby-wearing, diaper-changing, nose-wiping, it’s hard to imagine looking back on these moments or days […]

Hit the Road with Great Listening

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Hit the road with a supply of audio books to listen together as a family. It will be a fun way to spend your time as a “captive audience”. The following content is brought to you, in part, by Greathall Productions: Are you hitting the road this week? Before you head out of Dodge, I […]

Simplify Your School Daze

I’m over at Simple Homeschool sharing tips on how to simplify schooling at the holidays. From the post, I well remember my public school days near the holidays. They were chock full of rehearsals for the Christmas play, extended art sessions as we finished up crafts that would be gifts for our parents, and a […]