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 […]

How to Enjoy a Learning-Filled Summer as a Mom

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Since I started walking the treadmill every day, I’ve been reading a ton. I love these other tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna about how to fill the summer with learning for us moms. Photo source: Mike Licht Each year, when the summer rolls around, I can feel my brain sort of freezing up. Ironic, I […]

Summer Fun: Enjoy Blueberries with Sal

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Enjoy blueberries and the classic book Blueberries with Sal with your little ones this summer. Summer is the perfect time to go berry picking. Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are all in season somewhere in the country. A perfect accompaniment to the berry picking is a reading of Blueberries with Sal by Robert McCloskey and a few “extension” […]

Helping the Disorganized Student

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The new school year is just around the corner. If you’ve got a child who struggles with disorganization, these tips from JessieLeigh can help you cut off frustration at the pass. My firstborn is a natural rule follower. He plays well with others and can keep track of all his activities and stuff. Sure, he’ll […]

Zone Defense: Kid Stuff

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing all that kid stuff: toys, clothes, bedrooms. This month’s assignment is to get the kids’ stuff in order. Summer vacation is a great time for this. The kids are home; schedules are […]

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

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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 […]

Studying American History & a Giveaway (CLOSED)

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The following content is brought to you by Compass Cinema: Congrats to the winner: Rhoades04@ We have three weeks left of school. We are all looking forward to winding down and taking a break from trying to pack it all in everyday. The kids will still be doing math and reading over the summer, but for […]