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Hey Mom, What’s for Lunch? Seven Satisfying School Spreads

It’s the time of year when I start thinking about packing school lunches for my daughter. This can be a challenge. While I don’t consider her to be a picky eater, she is particular. Over the years we’ve come up with some lunch ideas that work for...

The Truth about Blended Classrooms : From my experience

When I first experienced a blended, or multi-grade classroom, my child was a 3rd grader placed in a 2nd/3rd blend. I think I had a pretty typical parent reaction…. I panicked and my thoughts went straight to, “How is one teacher going to teach...

It’s Summertime in Newberg!

Summer’s finally here! No more getting up early every day to pack lunches and drive the kids to school. You finally get to rest and relax with your little ones. But wait...what’s that? They’ve only been out of school for one week and they’re...

Help!  My Child is Going to Forget Everything this Summer!

When the school year wraps up and summer begins, a slower pace and sunshine start calling, and my family is always eager to answer! After counting down to the beginning of June, when school is out, we are ready for a break! 

Summer Bonding When the Grown Ups Have to Work

Summer.  The word brings visions of long days playing in the sprinkler, late nights playing board games followed by lazy mornings sleeping in, long family road trips, afternoons exploring local attractions, and a chance to take that vacation you...

Five ways to help a Christian family celebrate Easter

As a mom, I love making holidays meaningful and exciting! When it comes to Easter, my favorite part is putting together fun themed baskets. Whether it is filled with puddle jumping outdoor play items or baking tools and ingredients, the tradition...

Benefits of a Private Christian K-12 Education

I grew up in a Christian home, the oldest of 5 children, the daughter of a teacher and an aerospace engineer. My parents believed in the value of Christian education, and so we all attended private school starting in kindergarten. This was a...

Embracing the Mommy Fail

It happens to all of us...or at least I hope it does. You go through your days juggling your family, your job, and your home. Then all of the sudden, one of those balls gets dropped. You send your oldest to school for two days in a row in...

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...