Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love

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Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert. When I was a kid the idea of a treat in my lunch box was a Ding Dong or a Twinkie. I think my parents only bought them that first week of school. There’s no way our budget […]

FREE Printables for Back to School

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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

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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 […]

How to Make the School Year Less Stressful

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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 […]

There’s a Bully at School

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Unfortunately conflict is sometimes a part of the back to school season. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh explains how to deal with the possibility of a bully in the classroom: photo source: Alex Grant The new school year has begun. Excitement still crackles in the air. New pencils, folders, and school shoes have barely even begun to […]

3 Homeschool (or Homework) Organizers

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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 […]

5 Packable Lunches & a Printable Grocery List

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This post is sponsored by Snack Pack pudding: I was a child of the 70s and 80s. I went to Rosedell Elementary School. Mrs. Marcy was my favorite teacher of all time, second grade. I packed my lunch most days. One of my favorites was Tuna Salad in a pita bread with alfalfa sprouts. Yes, […]

Saving Money on Homeschool Supplies

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This September marks our 12th year of homeschooling. Wow. I love this life we’ve chosen. It hasn’t been without its challenges, that’s for sure. But, it’s been good. Back in the day, 2002, to be exact, we had three kids five and under and very little money. The idea of private school was preposterous, but […]