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How to Get a Good Routine Going, Even During Covid

How to Get a Good Routine Going, Even During Covid

Routines can feel boring and repetitive. Routine. But a good routine actually reflects what’s most important to you, your priorities. Here’s how to get it going. Don’t you just love summer vacation? Even if this year’s covid-induced vacation is not as restful or relaxing or offering as many options for frolicking, it does offer the…

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! Try these tried and true organizing tricks for the new school year. I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized…

Preparing Your Kids for Foreign Travel

Preparing Your Kids for Foreign Travel

Crossing borders? Preparing kids for foreign travel is a little bit different than prepping them to visit Gramma’s house. Here are some fun things to do as you prepare to travel with kids. When you travel within a country as big as the United States, you don’t have to learn too many things. There are…

FREE Printables for Back to School

FREE Printables for Back to School

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…

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. 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…

Getting Ready for Back to School

Getting Ready for Back to School

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…

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

Cat got your tongue when it comes to writing thank you notes? Here are some ideas to help you say thanks in a real and honest way. This post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own. The end of the year is a great time to say thanks. Whether you homeschool or send…

3 Homeschool (or Homework) Organizers

3 Homeschool (or Homework) Organizers

This is it! School starts today! I’m sure that I’m not ready, but when have I ever been? Except for maybe that first day when I got to take my Mork and Mindy lunchbox to school. To be honest, I had kind of forgotten about school over the long weekend since I was busily recipe…