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Report Cards ~ Should Parents Pay For Grades?

Report Cards ~ Should Parents Pay For Grades?

Halfway through the school year and we’ve just received the 2nd round of report cards for our children.  Proud of their hard work, it has long been our tradition to take our children out for a special family dinner to celebrate their accomplishments. Because we don’t eat out often, this has always been a much ...

1 comment   |   Kids, Party, School, Valentine's Day
Room Mom Valentine Party Ideas with Conversation Hearts

Room Mom Valentine Party Ideas with Conversation Hearts

    Nothing says Valentine’s Day like old fashioned Conversation Hearts. But lets be honest, I’ve never found them all that enticing to eat but oh how they beg to be put to good use. If you are a room mom planning a class party for tweens, using this classic candy as your theme makes ...

7 Tips to Get Ready for a Snow Day

7 Tips to Get Ready for a Snow Day

For most school aged children, the words “snow day” are music to their ears!  The ultimate winter hall pass, you get to sleep in, play with your friends, and throw snow balls at your siblings without getting in trouble….mostly.  Thanks to my midwest roots, I have fond memories of winter days made magical by sledding ...

Valentine’s Day Classroom Treats for Tweens

Valentine’s Day Classroom Treats for Tweens

Finding Valentine’s Day classroom treats for tweens is tricky business. As a room Mom, I’m still thinking all things creative, cute and delicious right? But not when it comes to tweens. Equal parts somewhat awkward as they try to act older yet still wanting to be little in so many ways, suddenly the room Mom ...

Comments   |   DIY Projects, Kids, Teens, Time, Winter
Snow Day Survival Tips for Busy Moms

Snow Day Survival Tips for Busy Moms

Photo Credit FreeDigitalPhotos.net Who doesn’t love a snow day? They are tons of fun when timed just right during that long stretch when you don’t have any school holidays on the calendar and the kids are getting antsy. Snow days are wonderful around Christmas because you are already in the mood for all that sparkle ...

Planning for the New Year {GO MOM! Organizing Tips}

Planning for the New Year {GO MOM! Organizing Tips}

Today its our final video in our GO MOM! Organizing Tips year long series. If you’ve been following the series, you’ve probably noticed that there hasn’t been a video the entire month of December and here is why. December is your report card. If you want to know what to focus on while planning for ...

Comments   |   Christmas, Kids, New Year, Paperwork
How to Clean Up Holiday Clutter

How to Clean Up Holiday Clutter

For those who have more time at home than at work, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is a gift to get yourself clutter free for the New Year ahead. For me, the process of un~decorating the house is gradual yet always leads me to declutter as I go.  Check out my tips to ...

Get Organized in December {Your Household Notebook}

Get Organized in December {Your Household Notebook}

With the holidays upon us its easy to avoid thinking about how to get organized for the New Year.  But truly, its time to get your organized game on.  Hopefully these next few weeks will give you windows of time to ponder what an organized New Year might look like.  And hopefully you’ve followed our ...

7 Holiday Traditions Worth Your Time

7 Holiday Traditions Worth Your Time

The countdown to Christmas is game on and if December has been busy all on its own, you might find keeping up with popular holiday traditions a thorn in your stressed out side.  Lets take the Elf on the Shelf.  I’ll be honest.  Having to remember to move that Elf at the end of each ...

Easy Giving Tuesday Ideas for Kids

Easy Giving Tuesday Ideas for Kids

Giving Tuesday makes me happy.  After watching our country lose its shopping mind thanks to early shopping hours actually on Thanksgiving, its never been more apparent that our quest for a good deal knows no boundary.  Black Friday has lost a bit of its bling and Cyber Monday gives us hope that what we may ...