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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 […]

4 Planning Systems for the New School Year

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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 […]

Get a Good Routine Going

Get a Good Routine Going - a list of ways to simplify and organize your time for back to school.

I’m not ready for the school year to start, but the calendar tells me it’s getting close to time to suit up and get our game on. While we do write our own homeschool calendar, it’s important to me that we don’t get too lackadaisical with our time. I’m cool with going with the flow, jetting off […]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Logic Stage (or The Middle School Years)

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Ready to homeschool the middle years? Here’s a list of 5th and 7th 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 […]

Homeschool Curriculum for High School

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Ready to homeschool high school? Here’s a list of 9th and 12th 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 on […]

Getting Ready for Back to School

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Back to School? Say it ain’t so! Indeed, it’s time. But, you can rock the rentree with these fun tips and tricks. It is hard to believe that summer is on the downhill slope. My friend Andrea’s kids do school year-round so they’ve got only six weeks of summer. Our local school go back the first […]

How to Make the School Year Less Stressful

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Summer can fly by in a flash and you might find yourself scrambling to get ready for the new year. Life as Mom contributor Jessie Leigh offers some great tips to help you make the start of school less stressful and make the most of back to school sales.   It’s July! Strangely enough, this […]

Year-Round Home School & Our Summer Session

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Homeschool doesn’t have to fit a traditional schedule. We’re schooling year-round with a summer session. We’ve just completed our 12th year of homeschooling. That is pretty remarkable to me. I’m pleased to say the experiment is working. Yet, a successful homeschool doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of worry, wasting of money, and freaking […]