Visual Latin – Back to School Sale


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. As you know we are big fans of Visual Latin around […]

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Homeschool Curriculum for the Elementary Years (The Grammar Stage)


Ready to homeschool the grammar school years? Here’s a list of our 1st and 3rd grade homeschool curriculum choices. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show […]

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FREE Printables for Back to School

BTS Printables

Fire up your printer. Download this collection of free back to school printables and you will rock the new year. I know we’ve been talking about all kinds of school stuff, haven’t we? I’m sorry. But, the bell is ringing. I hear it in the distance. In less than two weeks it will be a […]

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Make School Notes Easy with a Fill-in-the-Blank Printable

School Note

School mornings can be hectic, especially when you’ve got to send a note to school. Life as Mom contributor Jessie Leigh shares how to streamline the note-writing process with a simple, fill-in-the-blank printable. Between laying out clothes, packing lunches, checking backpacks, serving breakfast, and all the other myriad tasks to complete before school, it’s no […]

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4 Planning Systems for the New School Year

phone apps

Ready to get organized and ready for everything the new school year can dish out? Check out one of these 4 planning systems to help your life as mom. As a mom, homemaker, home educator, and entrepreneur/writer, I make a lot of lists. A lot of lists. My lists have lists. My husband works in […]

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The Weekly Ramble

pizza night

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week was monumental in several ways, the main one being that I’ve turned my “gazelle intensity” back up. Those of you who’ve read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover will know what I’m talking about. For others, here’s my brief explanation. Years ago we found ourselves […]

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7 Steps to Better Finances

lam steps to better finances

Some food for thought…. I know that you will feel better about your life and your spending if you’ve got your finances under control. This post is part of a 7-part series to help you get your finances in order. Check out past posts here: Stop using credit. Set a budget. Build an emergency fund. […]

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How to Curl Your Hair in 5 Minutes

curl hair in five

Not blessed with curly hair? Life as MOM contributor Rena shares some tips on how to curl your hair in 5 minutes. Now this post will seem silly to all you curly-haired ladies out there, but learning this little trick has revolutionized my morning routine. I love how I look with curly hair, but it always takes […]

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