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How to Homeschool This Year

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Now’s the time to start planning how to homeschool this year. I’m […]

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Get Your Meal Plan On

saladbration time

Plan a meal, save some coin. You can become a super meal planner and enjoy easier suppertimes. Meal planning is a very big deal at my house. My kids will be eating breakfast and ask what’s for lunch. To say that our culinary senses are strong in our family would be an understatement. Effective meal […]

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Time Keeps on Slipping, Slipping

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Time keeps on slipping into the future. How can we enjoy the today before it becomes yesterday? Cue the Steve Miller song…. A friend told me that on the occasion of her 14th wedding anniversary, she and her husband have been quite introspective. They’re younger than we are. I told her we get quite introspective, […]

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The Week in Review

chess at the mall

Usually, summer times have been my chance to catch up on writing projects. And for many, many years it was super easy to do this with the kids all home. In fact, I think it was easier with toddlers because most of my kids had similar needs: playtime and meal time. Now that they range […]

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Using the Produce Box Summer Squash

zucchini and summer squash

Got zucchini or other summer squash and not sure how to use it all up? Check out these recipes to help you use up the garden or produce box bounty. Ah, zucchini, squash, you are my summer nemesis. Well, you and your evil twin, eggplant. Whatever am I to do with you? Now, honestly? I […]

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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 […]

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Summer Fun: Enjoy Blueberries with Sal

blueberry pancakes

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” […]

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Summer Fun: Real Live, Screen-Free Games

monopoly

Summer time is a great time to shut down the devices and play real live, screen-free games. This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. It’s taken a few weeks, but I “think” that we’ve reigned in […]

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