Category Archives: school

Make School Lunches Easier

In returning to school this year, I wanted to find a system that would work well for our daughters to help make the mornings less chaotic.  When our oldest was in kindergarten, I made her lunch every night for the … Continue reading

Posted in All Writers, Budgeting, Cheri, Cooking Tips and Tricks, Family, Food, For You, Goals, Life is Better With..., Me Time, Money Saving Tips, school, The Moms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music Machine–for music reading review

Music Machine for learning review

We recently had a neighborhood Music Camp at our house and used the Math Machine as a Music Machine and made flashcards that review basic music symbols and notes. It was a craft that took a good amount of prep, … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Fun, Learning, school, Sunny | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book recommendation
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Recently my book group read Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, and I was inspired to work hard and be better. The autobiography (well, he had help from Cecil Murphey, but I don’t know if that makes it a biography … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, school, Sunny, Teenagers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Most Intriguing History Book Series for Kids and Adults

Way back in April 2011, I posted about two history books, one of which I had heard about and not yet read. Okay, so now we are reading it, and I LOVE it!! I give it raving reviews and recommend … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, school, School Age | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Better Way To Praise America

IMG 20110818 094501

This may be a bit of a “soap-stand” post, but as moms with children in school, I believe I may be speaking to a wide audience of readers that have the same concern and the same ability as I to … Continue reading

Posted in Heidi, school, School Age | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Making a Reader out of your Child

I have 2 kids who absolutely LOVE to read. In fact, if you were to visit our house, you would hear at times (I’m sorry to admit), the following words coming out of my mouth, “Put the book down. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Children, Family, Fun, Janae, Learning, school, School Age, The Moms | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learn a Phrase in Chinese

"hao" the Chinese character that means "Good"

My high school junior is in Chinese 3 this year, and I have not taken advantage of this learning opportunity as much as I would like. Chinese is the hot language to learn nowadays. So here’s what I’m going to … Continue reading

Posted in For You, Fun, Goals, Learning, school, Sunny | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back-to-School Homework for Parents

One thing I don’t enjoy about beginning the school year is the piles of paperwork the kids bring home for me to do. Emergency cards, volunteer surveys, and most of all, (we get this most with the middle schoolers) the … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Goals, Learning, Relationships, school, Sunny, Teenagers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DIY Backpack Tags

DIY BackPack Tags

Consider this DYI Backpack Tag as an alternative to writing your child’s name on the backpack with a permanent marker. Continue reading

Posted in All Writers, Budgeting, Children, Crafts, Family, For You, Fun, Kerri, Money Saving Tips, Relationships, school, The Moms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

School Lunch Box Jokes & Notes

Just what I've been looking for.  Printable Jokes to put in my kids' lunches for school!

Free Printable Jokes and Notecards! Brighten your child’s lunch hour with a smile and a laugh! Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Kerri, Love, Relationships, school, School Age, The Moms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment