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 […]

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 […]

Back to School Traditions

It’s hard to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer. I, for one, prefer not to have obligations and schoolwork to do. My kids would agree. However, we can soften this change of seasons by creating and maintaining traditions that our families enjoy and look forward to. At our house, that means apple pie […]

How We Do School: A Guest Post from Abbi

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, […]