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Crock Pot to the Rescue - 5 Quick and Easy Meals for Busy Moms

Who doesn’t want to walk into the house after a long day and be welcomed home with the smells of a delicious dinner, all ready to eat?  Managing after school activities 

from the time the kids get out of school until dinnertime OR getting off...

How to Get the Most Out of Parent Teacher Conferences

It was our very first Parent Teacher Conference. We were beyond excited to hear what was happening at school in the life our new Kindergartner.

My husband and I arrived a few minutes early and waited until it was our time to sit down with our...

Options for After-School Care

When I was asked to write a post about finding good before- and after-school childcare,  I did what most parents would do:  I turned and asked my five-year-old for her advice. (Ok, maybe most parents don’t do that.)

She thought for a moment, and...

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...

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...

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...

Start Saving for College in Kindergarten

Please note that the writer is not a financial advisor. Topics mentioned here are merely suggestions. You should perform your own due diligence, or seek reputable, professional financial advice when saving for your child's education.

What Do you Learn in Kindergarten?

For many children, kindergarten is an exciting introduction to the educational process, laying the foundation for their academic future. It is a time of learning the basics, like shapes, letters and sounds, numbers and counting, how to walk in a...

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...