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Common Core Math Is Confusing

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As Common Core Math has been implemented in schools, it has left many parents scratching their heads. But, is it all bad? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh shares her thoughts on Common Core Math. Over the last couple of years, a majority of states and their corresponding districts have made the decision to align their […]

Reader Q&A: Military Career? Yay or Nay?

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This week’s Q&A involves questions about careers in the military. What do you think about it? What advice can you give to a young person’s aspirations?

A Homeschool Day in the Life with Kids Aged 17, 14, 12, 10, 8, & 6

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Ever wonder what life is like when you’re me? Ha! Here’s a little peak into a day in my life with kids aged 17, 14, 12, 10, 8, and 6

What Makes a Great Week in Our Homeschool

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A great week in our homeschool means that language arts and math are done; that history is engaging; and that learning happens.

10 Great Book Series for Kids

10 great book series for kids

Want to get reading with your kids? Here are ten books series that have been FishFam-tested.  This post was originally posted on January 20, 2013. These books are still my favorites! Since I am a bookworm, it was really important to me that our kids love to read. FishPapa loves to read, so it sounded […]

8 Non-Food Purchases to Help With Healthy Lunch Habits

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Do you have a hard time getting your child to eat the lunch you’ve packed for school? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great suggestions on items you can purchase to make brown bag lunches more appealing to your kids. Making healthy choices at mealtimes is a goal many of us set for ourselves […]

5 Things That are Working in Our Homeschool

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Now is a great time to consider what’s working in your homeschool and what resources you can take advantage of in order to bring about positive change. January is that halfway mark in the school year when teachers, homeschool or not, need to reassess what’s working and what’s not. Last week JessieLeigh made a great case […]

3 Things to Reassess and Reorganize Mid-School Year

3 Things to Reassess and Reorganize Mid-School Year

Public schooling mom and Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great ideas on how to reassess and reorganize for school in 2015. January 1st has come and gone and we’ve flipped the page to a brand new year. A new calendar year, however, is not synonymous with a new school year. Students are still in […]