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

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

Ultimate Recipe Swap

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 […]

Balancing Academics and Character

Raising children is a long mountain to climb. There are bumps and turns and sheer drop-offs along the way. As a homeschool mom, trying to give my children a solid academic foundation, I find that character development is the necessary partner to academics. Just as we can’t climb a hill without a few challenges in […]

6 Simple Ways to Exercise as a Family & Help Get Kids Fit

Photo Source: Mike Baird I have never been very good at playing sports. Well, actually, I was so worried about making a fool of myself, I never really tried. In fact, as a child I would fake a tummy ache in school so that I could avoid PE. It worked the first day out of […]

SpellQuizzer Giveaway

Our little homeschool is now in its third week. It’s been a whirlwind, that’s for sure. With students in 8th, 5th, 3rd, and 1st, I find myself with very much to do every day. Knowing that this would be the case, I have tried to makes things a little easier on myself. For instance, I […]

5 Ways to Be Generous with School Supplies

Now is the perfect time to stock up on school supplies. Not only can your own children put them to good use, but you can use them for other things, like cool journals like my sister made. Last year I shared 7 Creative Uses for School Supplies. But there are even more things you can […]

A Very Green Giveaway from Crayola

One of my highlights of going back to school — as a child and as an adult — has been having a stash of fresh, clean supplies. When I handed my kids new crayons and colored pencils this last week, I saw that they, too, have an affinity for unbroken crayons still in their wrappers. […]