We have many friends and family members who homeschool and several whose children have attended private schools. Perhaps it is because I have such positive memories of my own experiences in public school that I want my children to have the good parts of school.
But I really love having them home during the summer months, and I always feel a bit of sadness when it is time for them to return at the end of summer. Of course, one day they all eventually grow up and go on their own way, even after their school days.
I think I will finally be ready when the last one walks across the stage for her high school graduation diploma. But I'm not sure.
For now, we still have one in high school and one who will be starting her college adventure in the next few weeks. She will be living at home (well, that will save a LOT of $$$!) so we're in the process of planning lunch menus so that they can both be ready to zip out the door early in the morning with something yummy and nutritious in their school bags.
Here are a few ideas we came across that we are planning to try over the next few days to be ready for the first day of back-to-school!
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