Interview Your Student for Back-to-School

Record back-to-school memories with a student interview. Life as MOM contributor Janel explains her family’s back-to-school tradition. Grab the free printable and interview your own student. After nearly three months spent traveling throughout the country and staying at 18 different homes and hotels, my family is finally getting settled again. Although my girls enjoyed some […]

Back to School Helps

Switching from the carefree days of summer to the back-to-school routine can be challenging. But thankfully, with a little bit of forethought, you can make the back-to-school transition a bit smoother. Here are just a few ideas from the Life as MOM archives to help get you started. Back to School Fun: Back to School […]

Eat Well, Spend Less with Healthy Snacks

Looking for healthy recipes that won’t break the budget? Try out these healthy snacks ideas for the new school year. Our family is not yet ready to go “back” to school. Well, I’m not. I’ve ordered all the school books, made the obligatory trip through the school supplies aisle, and am otherwise in denial that […]

Eat Well, Spend Less for Back to School

We are officially back to school, aren’t we? There’s no turning back now. But, there are things that we can do to eat well and spend less during the busy school year. I can’t tell you how much I love the ladies in the Eat Well, Spend Less consortium. (Doesn’t that sound fancy, consortium? I […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Quick Meals for Busy Nights

With a little creative planning and a handy list of go-to meals, you can make quick meals for busy nights. You’ll avoid fast food, eat well, and spend less! It seems that summer disappeared in a flash. The days went by so quickly. And here we are on the verge of September! We’ve signed up […]

5 Time Management Tips for Busy Moms for Back-to-School Season

Time is hitting warp speed now that schools are gearing back up. Heed these tips from Life as MOM contributor, Prerna, to help you manage your time. School season will be here before we know it and yes, our days are going to somehow get busier, more hectic, and seem shorter than the promised 24 […]

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 […]