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 […]

SpellQuizzer Giveaway

Our little homeschool is now in its third week. It’s been a whirlwind, that’s for sure. With students in 8th, 5th, 3rd, and 1st, I find myself with very much to do every day. Knowing that this would be the case, I have tried to makes things a little easier on myself. For instance, I […]

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 […]

A Very Green Giveaway from Crayola

One of my highlights of going back to school — as a child and as an adult — has been having a stash of fresh, clean supplies. When I handed my kids new crayons and colored pencils this last week, I saw that they, too, have an affinity for unbroken crayons still in their wrappers. […]

School Supplies, Bargain Hunting and Deals.com

I get into a cold sweat when I see signs for Back to School in the store. Usually, July’s fireworks have barely fizzled, when the red, white, and blue displays give way for the school supplies. Ugh! It’s not the “going back to school” part that bothers me. It’s that I know we’ll need some […]

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 […]

Lunchtime Solutions, Sara Lee Soft and Smooth, & A Giveaway

One of the things that I realized in our first two weeks since school started was that lunch time is a major hassle. My default lunchtime mode is to reheat leftovers or create a new meal at noontime each day. This takes way too much time. (And there are rarely enough leftovers, anyway.) I think […]