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Back to School Grade Level Printables

Commemorate your children’s back to school with signs declaring what grade they’re in. We started school a few weeks ago. And as often happens, not all my plans came together in time for the first day of school. Good apples are pretty hard to come by in August, so I didn’t get our traditional apple […]

Make-Ahead School Lunches & a FREE Printable for Lunch Box Love Notes

The lunch hour is no longer 60 minutes. But, it can still be tasty and fun — with a little pre-planning and some make-ahead tips. When I was a child, the lunch hour really was a lunch hour. The teachers had time to drive to a restaurant and order a sit-down meal. Kids could walk […]

Teaching Writing to Kids

Writing is a necessary communication skill for children to learn. Here are some resources that have worked well for us. I find irony in writing this post. I guess I find irony in teaching writing to my own kids. You see, about 18 years ago, I was in teacher training for secondary English. We’ve already […]

Helping Your Child Have a (Socially) Successful School Year

A new school year! New pencils, new shoes, new classroom, and… new friends? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh shares some great ideas to help you help your child have a successful social experience at school this year. photo source Friends are a wonderful part of life. This is as true as an adult as it […]

Starting School with My Littles

Can you believe this girl is turning 4 this month? My time flies! I recently shared how we are starting out the school year, including fun activities for the younger ones in my school. Head on over to Simple Homeschool for the post and to chat in the comments.

Science Picks for Homeschooling

(This post does is part of an ongoing series, FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling. It does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees.) We’re gearing up for the new school year this week. I started cooking frogs yesterday. I’m tired already, […]

History & Literature Picks for Home Learning

History and literature studies are just plain fun for our homeschool. My kids love to learn about far-off places and people. Here are our picks for home learning. (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.) History and […]

How to Spend Those Back to School Dollars

Independence Day is long gone. By at least a week. Which means the sales for back to school on are the horizon. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great tips on how to spend those back to school dollars. Oh, I hate to say the words but, well, it’s not going to be long […]