Month by Month: September Cortland NY

Even if you don’t have kids in school and aren’t headed there yourself, “back-to-schoolness” is inescapable this month. Rather than try to steer clear, embrace it and welcome the opportunity to focus on learning. Even if you don’t homeschool your kids, think about what you want your child to learn.

Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
(607) 257-2100
Triphammer Mall
Ithaca, NY
 
Corners Gallery & Frame Shop
(607) 257-5756
903 Hanshaw Rd
Ithaca, NY
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(716) 685-0592
3637 Union Road
Buffalo, NY
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(516) 796-8800
3567 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(631) 499-2408
50 Veterans Memoril Highway
Commack, NY
 
MasterCraft Custom Framing & Fine Arts
(607) 272-6637
502 W State St
Ithaca, NY
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(631) 447-1110
499 North Service Road Suite 65
Patchogue, NY
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(716) 834-3322
1261 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Buffalo, NY
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(315) 455-3066
337 Northern Lights Plaza
Syracuse, NY
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(631) 423-0381
350 Route 110
Huntington, NY
 

Month by Month: September

sep09 mbm layout

The Road Ahead by Amanda Probst. Supplies Cardstock: Prism Papers; Patterned paper: 7gypsies; Felt letters: American Crafts; Font: Century Schoolbook; Adhesive: Double sided tape, Scotch.

BE SMART. Even if you don’t have kids in school and aren’t headed there yourself, “back-to-schoolness” is inescapable this month. Rather than try to steer clear, embrace it and welcome the opportunity to focus on learning.

One of the “September” layouts from my Month-by-Month Scrapbooking book showcases a mission statement that my husband and I came up with when we first decided to homeschool. We set out the reasons for our decision and what we hoped to accomplish. Yes, we’re a bit nerdy like that, but the act of setting it all out did help. Even if you don’t homeschool your kids, think about what you want your child to learn. You could even list what ∗you∗ want to learn and do with your life.

Here are three more ideas to consider this September:

1. Teach someone something. In this day of technology and blogs aplenty, why not share some of your knowledge with a little tutorial this month? Volunteering at a local school or library is sure to be appreciated, too!

2. Consider lessons learned. What lessons in life have you learned? If you were making a manual for a loved one or future generations, what would it say?

3. Visit your local library. I don’t know about you, but my local library often has great class offerings for both kids and adults. Take advantage of a class this month or sign up to take a class elsewhere. Keep learning!

Take a Challenge and Enter to Win a Prize

Now for challenge time. For September, I challenge you to write your own mission statement. It can be for something big (like life in general) or something simple (like how you’d like your week to go). Join in the fun, and you’ll have the opportunity to win a copy of my book, Month-by-Month Scrapbooking ! Find out more at my Month-by-Month Scrapbooking group .

Free Sketches

Also, here are five sketches from the layout above to help jump-start your creativity:

September 2009 MBM Sketch

 

Appeared in: September 2009

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