School Days are full of busyness, but they are also great opportunities for learning, fun, and memory making.
Here, we share some of our favorite posts to help you find ideas, inspiration, and perspective during the school year.
“So as time went by, I couldn’t imagine not being there to experience his joy at delighting in the world. I couldn’t imagine handing him off to a trained professional who, while extremely capable of educating and often wonderfully talented at teaching, wouldn’t know all the idiosyncrasies of my little person.”
“Our reasons behind homeschooling have evolved over time. What started as a protective instinct to keep our little boys away from the bullies has turned into what I refer to as a calling. As we have grown in our faith, so has our commitment to homeschooling.”
“For us, the ability to move at our own pace, whether fast or slow, is an integral part of why we chose homeschooling. There are days that we completely fail at being productive. Other days are smooth and steady.”
“I watched you transform this year, the unsure, brand new third graders that entered my classroom that first day are walking out as giants. Fourth grade is a journey you will be taking without me, but I am confident you have gained the knowledge you will need to succeed.”
“A few weeks into class, my daughter announced that she wanted to quit. She had been out of the ballet routine for two years, and she believed she was behind. She was frustrated, and did not think she could “catch up” with the other girls in the class.”
Meal and Snack Ideas
“Making a list helps our morning routine go so much easier. Each night, we go through the list and decide what we will be packing for lunch the next day. It takes a lot of the stress out of the morning.”
“Long gone are the days of mushy bananas and almonds! Now’s a great time to get some healthy snack ideas that will keep you energized all day long, mama! Your kids may just buy into the “healthy” side of snacks, too.”
“My mom makes my kids “meals” when we visit. My eldest thinks these are the best! “No one makes meals like Granny,” she says.”
“Disclaimer: I am not fancy. I bake with one goal in mind: Feed my family something quick, easy, tasty, and allergy friendly. That said, I do not use more dishes than necessary. I do not mix wet and dry ingredients separately. I dump, mix, cook, and run on to the next thing.”
“Y’all… this is so good you could make it once a week!
(Yes, we’ve been having it once a week without any complaints since I discovered it.) It’s healthy, easy, and kid-friendly! My three boys (5 years old and younger) went crazy over it, and my husband and I love it.”
“Emotions are varied, you might be ecstatic that your kids will finally be out of the house or devastated that your little baby is growing up too fast. As you and your children prepare to go back to the classroom, here are a few tips on how to handle those first few days. And how not to.”
“I have three children attending elementary. It takes a lot of planning and self-discipline just to get everybody out the front door each morning. If I didn’t have a plan and a routine in place, I might go a bit crazy. I will share with you a few tips that I find helpful in preparing our family for a new school year.”
“Coming from the perspective of a former teacher, I thought I would share what we teachers would love for students to do and have before that first day starts back up and all of the craziness hits.”
“Your children are important to me and I’m working hard for them. I know all teachers work hard for their students. They’re all we talk about!”
“If shopping for gifts is not your thing, no problem. There are other ways to treat your teachers, too! Trust me, teachers will appreciate these treats just as much, if not more!”
“I asked several of my friends who are teachers which gifts they love to receive, and what gifts they get every year. I heard many similar responses from different teachers, and I had to share them with you.”