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 […]

Make School Notes Easy with a Fill-in-the-Blank Printable

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 […]

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 […]

Get a Good Routine Going

I’m not ready for the school year to start, but the calendar tells me it’s getting close to time to suit up and get our game on. While we do write our own homeschool calendar, it’s important to me that we don’t get too lackadaisical with our time. I’m cool with going with the flow, jetting off […]

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 […]

How to Make the School Year Less Stressful

Summer can fly by in a flash and you might find yourself scrambling to get ready for the new year. Life as Mom contributor Jessie Leigh offers some great tips to help you make the start of school less stressful and make the most of back to school sales.   It’s July! Strangely enough, this […]

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 […]

End of the School Year Decisions

Note from Jessica: As you know I teach our kids at home. Our year is winding to an end, and I’m starting to think of next year. The same is true for my friend JessieLeigh, only in a different way, since her kids attend a local public school. Today JessieLeigh shares the end of the […]