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8 Quick Meal Prep Ideas for the New Week

8 quick meal prep ideas

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.Want to make meal times easier this week? Check out these quick […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I’ve had my head in school books for much of the week. We still have another week of vacation, but I’m intent on being ready for the new year, my last teaching all six kids. I’ve even got the first 12 weeks planned out and am […]

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How about a Free Sample?

How about a Free Sample?

My new book comes out in exactly one month and I’m soooooo excited. Hop on over to Good Cheap Eats (the blog) to get the low-down on my  I-Can-Make-My-Family-Cook-Magic-Wand as well as download a free sample of the book.

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Live within Your Means (Otherwise Entitled, Stop Using Credit)

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A few weeks ago I offered up an exhortation for you to get out of debt. It’s something I’m pretty passionate about and something that is probably pretty weird to some people. Some folks make the conscious decision to use credit and carry debt and believe they have  good reasons to do so. But, I would […]

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Visual Latin – Back to School Sale

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As you know we are big fans of Visual Latin around here. My older boys have used it for their foreign language curriculum. My sister bought it to teach herself. After trying several different Latin programs — and forking out a ton of money — this is the one I’m sticking with. Currently, Compass Classroom, […]

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Homeschool Curriculum for the Elementary Years (The Grammar Stage)

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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

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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

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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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