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The Financial Benefits of Private Schooling

We all like investments that are profitable and I would love to share about an investment my husband and I have made that has given us an excellent return. Private schooling our three daughters has been one of those.   A “wise investment” can...

10 Benefits of Small Class Sizes

On my daughter’s first day of kindergarten I called my mother to report on her granddaughter’s first day. “So?” she asked, “How big is her class?” My mother, a veteran public school teacher for over 30 years, knew that this was one of the major...

Improving Your Home Church

Our youngest has started preparing for his first Communion. This year our church is doing things a little differently. In addition to the children attending Sunday classes to prepare for reconciliation and taking the Eucharist, the parents are...

3 Ways to Balance Sports and School Work

You may have read about the research that clearly shows that youth who participate in sports perform better academically. This all sounds great until a young teen tries to navigate balancing this sport or sports with the day-to-day school work...

Homework Tips for Middle Schoolers

Homework is certainly a dreaded task for most middle schoolers, especially if they have a lot of it. I would like to share 6 tips that have helped my middle school student tackle homework like a champ!

Back to the Manger - 5 Ways to Help You & Your Kids Keep Christ in Christmas

Christmas can be a very hectic time of year for many people. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, with parties to go to and shopping to do; even spending time with extended family can be stressful.

10 Tips for Taking Your Own Family Photo

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you want to craft a Christmas card but have yet to do so, don’t worry, there is still time to take a great family photo to send to your loved ones. When it comes to family photos, it never fails; we are...

Methods to Deal with  Sibling Rivalry

I grew up the oldest of four children: two girls and two boys.  We all got along great.  We were different from one another and had our own talents and interests, yet we also loved hanging out together, playing card games, jumping on the...

5 Ways to Share Your Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is typically a holiday where people spend time with family and friends and remember the things they are thankful for.  I have always felt like thankfulness should not be limited to just a single day!  Here are some ideas our family...

Helicopter Mom, Coming in for a Landing

Some might refer to me as a helicopter mom, hovering around the school, volunteering at every opportunity.  Just to be close to my kids, in case they need me.  Making sure the middle schooler has all his books and knows his homework assignments. ...