Organizing Homeschool Books

Get your home school ready for fall by organizing homeschool books now. Avoid overbuying or falling behind by knowing where everything is. Every once in awhile, I’ll buy a book that I already own. Usually it’s a book that I’ve been meaning to read and haven’t gotten to and yes, every once in awhile it’s a school book. […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Educational Philosophy

As you embark on teaching your kids at home, consider your homeschooling educational philosophy which will shape your curriculum and your school. Homeschooling has been one of the richest experiences in my “life as MOM.” While I am not one to say that everyone should do it, I’m confident in saying that everyone can do […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Deciding to Go for It

Are you thinking about homeschooling? Wondering if it’s the right thing for your family? Here are some thoughts to help you decide if you should go for it. Years ago, 2011 to be exact, Kelley wrote in, asking about homeschooling and how to get started. I thought it might be good to answer her letter […]

You Never Know How Their Day Started

At public school, your child will be surrounded by a wide range of morals, influences, and experiences. Life as Mom contributor JessieLeigh explains her strategies for equipping her kids for potential clashes. photo credit: Phil Roeder, used by license This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: One of the toughest things about […]

Missing School for Family Trips

From time to time, a public school schedule just doesn’t work with family travel. Check out these prep tips for missing school for family trips. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: Whether it’s for a holiday getaway or any other vacation or trip, many families will find themselves pulling their children from […]

School Volunteers: What You Can Do

Public schools and teachers are always looking for school volunteers. Check out these ideas for different ways you can participate at school. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: There are likely oodles of ways to help out and volunteer in your child’s school. Most classrooms welcome parent help in reading with little […]

How to Store Your Child’s Artwork

All of us have lots of treasures that our kids have created. While you can’t keep them all. Consider these ways to store your child’s artwork. This post was written by Phoebe Hendricks. As a parent, one of our biggest struggles is balancing the clutter and the love for our children’s artwork. While a part […]

Setting Up a Homework System

Homework is a fact of life for most kids. Check out these tips on how to set up a homework system that works. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: It’s amazing to me how early children start receiving homework these days. Truth be told, the first homework I ever remember receiving was in […]