How about a Free Sample?

How about a Free Sample?

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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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)

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

FREE Back to School Printables | Life as MOM - Fire up your printer. Download this collection of free back to school printables and you will rock the new year.

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

FREE Printable School Note with fill in the blanks

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

4 Planning Systems for the New School Year - 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.

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

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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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