Month by Month: September Topeka KS

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.

Laser Art Creations LLC
(785) 228-1475
1301 SW Gage Ste 132
Topeka, KS
 
Artist Collection & Custom Framing
(785) 273-7575
4039 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS
 
Michaels
(785) 271-0482
2040 SW Wanamaker Rd, Ste 101
Topeka, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(785) 537-1201
628 Tuttle Creek Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(913) 780-2464
12025 South Strang Line Road
Olathe, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(785) 271-8887
1900 Sw Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
(785) 273-1254
1221 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Michaels Arts And Crafts
(785) 271-8842
2040 Sw Wanamaker Rd Ste 101
Topeka, KS
 
Jo Ann Fabric & Craft Store
(785) 272-7913
2829 Sw Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(913) 962-8550
15210 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee, KS
 

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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