Eat Well, Spend Less with Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Looking for healthy recipes that won’t break the budget? Try out these healthy snacks ideas for the new school year. Our family is not yet ready to go “back” to school. Well, I’m not. I’ve ordered all the school books, made the obligatory trip through the school supplies aisle, and am otherwise in denial that […]

Getting Children Back on Track for the School Year

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Take a few simple steps toward reorienting yourselves for school days. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh explains how: Been enjoying some long, lazy days? Has the lingering daylight meant bedtimes got pushed steadily later and later until they’re no longer anywhere close to where they were during the school year? Has eating taken on a […]

Back to School Sales on Digital Products

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You get a do-over, Mom. With back to school approaching, you get a fresh start. New homework, new books , new teachers, new…. ways to get life a little more organized, smoother, simpler. The following are some programs and products that I have benefitted from personally. I am an affiliate for them which means that […]

How to Homeschool This Year

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Now’s the time to start planning how to homeschool this year. I’m approaching it from a number of angles. This year, all six of my kids will be in school. The last few times I’ve said this, my listener has thought I meant I wasn’t homeschooling. They thought we were switching gears altogether and sending […]

How to Enjoy a Learning-Filled Summer as a Mom

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Since I started walking the treadmill every day, I’ve been reading a ton. I love these other tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna about how to fill the summer with learning for us moms. Photo source: Mike Licht Each year, when the summer rolls around, I can feel my brain sort of freezing up. Ironic, I […]

Summer Fun: Enjoy Blueberries with Sal

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Enjoy blueberries and the classic book Blueberries with Sal with your little ones this summer. Summer is the perfect time to go berry picking. Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are all in season somewhere in the country. A perfect accompaniment to the berry picking is a reading of Blueberries with Sal by Robert McCloskey and a few “extension” […]

Helping the Disorganized Student

helping the disorganized student

The new school year is just around the corner. If you’ve got a child who struggles with disorganization, these tips from JessieLeigh can help you cut off frustration at the pass. My firstborn is a natural rule follower. He plays well with others and can keep track of all his activities and stuff. Sure, he’ll […]

Zone Defense: Kid Stuff

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing all that kid stuff: toys, clothes, bedrooms. This month’s assignment is to get the kids’ stuff in order. Summer vacation is a great time for this. The kids are home; schedules are […]