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 […]

Teacher Gifts that Money Can’t Buy

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Are you debating on what to give to your child’s teacher? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some gift ideas that can’t be purchased at the store but will be loved by teachers. At the holidays, many of us work hard to find ways to show the teachers, therapists, and specialists at our children’s schools […]

How You Can Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

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Cold and flu season is coming! JessieLeigh has some best practices  to help you and yours to keep healthy during this fall and winter. No one likes to be sick. Well, okay, maybe there are a few children out there who would take the illness just to get to stay home and watch limitless TV […]

Homeschool Away from Home

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Homeschool doesn’t have to be at home. Here’s how learning happened during our European vacation.

Preparing Your Kids for Foreign Travel

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Crossing borders? Preparing kids for foreign travel is a little bit different than prepping them to visit Gramma’s house. Here are some fun things to do as you prepare to travel with kids. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way […]

Improve Your Routines for School Days

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Getting up and at ’em for school days can be challenging after the lazy summer season. How can we improve the daily routine for the good of everyone? Our first week of school went really well. I was like a machine, moving folks through their paces. The second week, not so much. By week three, […]