A Good Story: What’s In It for You?

Last week I got a chance to share at Simple Homeschool, discussing our family’s affection for good stories. From the post, Developing a love of books is one of the most important parts of our homeschool. Not only is it academically sound, but it is also a way of nurturing my children, of creating a […]

Questions of Kindergarten: Full Day versus Half Day

A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, JessieLeigh About this time of year, notices start going home to the parents of 4 1/2 to 5 year olds; it’s time to start registering for kindergarten. In my town this year, it’s a very hot topic. At story hour, birthday parties, and outside the pre-K classroom, mommies can be […]

Craft Supplies to Keep on Hand for Kids’ Art

Many kids can do crafts all the live long day. True, the oldest ones may bore after awhile, but middles and littles (ages 2 to 10) will surprise you at their stamina when it comes to art. Over time I’ve learned that kids don’t need a lot of instruction. Other than demonstrating a technique with […]

Simplify Your Family Life – Ebook Package Sale

Corey from Simple Marriage and Mandi from Life…Your Way have brought together some of the top authors in the family life space with 30 ebooks covering a variety of topics related to family life. When purchased separately, these ebooks are worth $450, but for four days only, you can purchase the entire collection for just $47! […]

Prioritizing in a Large Homeschool

Once a month I get the privilege of publishing an article at Simple Homeschool. Since homeschooling takes up a huge percentage of my life, it’s been so good to get me thinking about the whys and wherefores of teaching my children at home. Today I address methods of prioritizing in a large family homeschool. From […]

4 Small Ways to Observe President’s Day

Monday is President’s Day, originally recognized as Washington’s Birthday. While it may be a school holiday for some, that doesn’t mean you have to take a break from learning. Investigate the reason for the holiday in the first place and observe the day in small ways: 1. Read a biography of a past president. It […]

Getting Organized with Your Moms’ Group

Are you interested in sharing Organizing Life as MOM with your moms’ group? Organizing Life as MOM is a great book to go through with a group. Putting together a household notebook can be the ideal activity for a weekly meeting and provide practical life help to the moms in your sphere. If you belong […]

Making the Most of Your Homeschool: Old Schoolhouse Expo

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And for my family and a lot of you, homeschooling is a major part of our lives. A high school English teacher by training, I became a home educator nine years ago. It […]