Tips for a Greener Home School & Office

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Since I teach my kids at home, our house is where we “live.” It gets messier than it would if most of us were gone all day. It wears more of a “lived in” look than many other homes. This is where we do life. It’s also where we go through huge amounts of papers […]

A Good Story: What’s In It for You?

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Last week I got a chance to share at Simple Homeschool, discussing our family’s affection for good stories. From the post, Developing a love of books is one of the most important parts of our homeschool. Not only is it academically sound, but it is also a way of nurturing my children, of creating a […]

Questions of Kindergarten: Full Day versus Half Day

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A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, JessieLeigh About this time of year, notices start going home to the parents of 4 1/2 to 5 year olds; it’s time to start registering for kindergarten. In my town this year, it’s a very hot topic. At story hour, birthday parties, and outside the pre-K classroom, mommies can be […]

Craft Supplies to Keep on Hand for Kids’ Art

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Many kids can do crafts all the live long day. True, the oldest ones may bore after awhile, but middles and littles (ages 2 to 10) will surprise you at their stamina when it comes to art. Over time I’ve learned that kids don’t need a lot of instruction. Other than demonstrating a technique with […]

Simplify Your Family Life – Ebook Package Sale

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Corey from Simple Marriage and Mandi from Life…Your Way have brought together some of the top authors in the family life space with 30 ebooks covering a variety of topics related to family life. When purchased separately, these ebooks are worth $450, but for four days only, you can purchase the entire collection for just $47! […]

Prioritizing in a Large Homeschool

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Once a month I get the privilege of publishing an article at Simple Homeschool. Since homeschooling takes up a huge percentage of my life, it’s been so good to get me thinking about the whys and wherefores of teaching my children at home. Today I address methods of prioritizing in a large family homeschool. From […]

4 Small Ways to Observe President’s Day

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Monday is President’s Day, originally recognized as Washington’s Birthday. While it may be a school holiday for some, that doesn’t mean you have to take a break from learning. Investigate the reason for the holiday in the first place and observe the day in small ways: 1. Read a biography of a past president. It […]

Getting Organized with Your Moms’ Group

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Are you interested in sharing Organizing Life as MOM with your moms’ group? Organizing Life as MOM is a great book to go through with a group. Putting together a household notebook can be the ideal activity for a weekly meeting and provide practical life help to the moms in your sphere. If you belong […]