URS: Lunchbox Ideas and Inspiration

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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

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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 […]

Meal Planning for the School Daze

I don’t know about you, but the back to school season is just a whirlwind for me. I realized that there are not enough hours in my day to do all that I want to or think I should do. As a result, I am so thankful for having established theme meals for our next […]

How We Do School: A Guest Post from Abbi

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This marks the final installment of the How We Do School series. I appreciate all those who sent in their stories. Many of these women were strangers to me prior to the start of the series. I am so thankful for their willingness to share their families with me, with you. We’ve seen such a […]

How We Do School: A Guest Post from Kristin


It’s been so great to meet new moms through these “how we do school” posts. I know a few of our guest posters in real life, but I’ve met new people along the way. Today Kristin shares with us how they do school at her house. — Describe your family (# of children, boys, girls, […]