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Finding Balance, Routine, and a Smoother School Year – A Guest Post

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

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 — […]

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 […]

URS: Lunchbox Ideas and Inspiration

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 […]

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 […]

Preparing Your Child for Public Kindergarten

Photo Source: WoodleyWonderWorks :: The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh. Whether your child will be heading off to school in one week or one year, I think you will find JessieLeigh’s suggestions to be super helpful. There are several things that you, the mom, can do to help prepare your child for entering […]