5 Ways to Make Spring Special

Spring Flower Boy

Daylight Savings starts on Sunday. That means spring is just around the corner. Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh offers some great suggestions for making spring, and spring break, extra special. Looking at the snow blanketing my yard, it’s a tad hard to believe that spring will ever arrive. Nonetheless, the calendar tells me that […]

Thoughts about Homeschooling

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Wondering about homeschool? Check out these Life as MOM resources. We’re halfway through our eleventh year of formal homeschooling. We’ve chosen it for our family because we want to be as “hands on” as possible, because we love being together and learning together, and because it works for our family. If you’re considering homeschooling, check […]

Technology and the Life as MOM

turn off your phone

Technology can make or break us. We must use it wisely. Technology is everywhere we look. I’m amazed to think about it since my college experience, some twenty years ago, was completely void of email. Don’t even think about the world wide web. I just went to the library. We live in a time when […]

So you don’t like your school….

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School choice can keep many a parent awake at night. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh offers some great suggestions for troubleshooting what might be amiss at your children’s school. photo source Sometimes I worry that people may grow weary of hearing me gush about our public school. We really are very lucky and we never […]

A Day in My Life

Somedays, I feel like the old lady in the grocery store. You know the one. The one who tells you to enjoy these days because they will soon be gone. I know, I know. When you’re in the thick of child-rearing, baby-wearing, diaper-changing, nose-wiping, it’s hard to imagine looking back on these moments or days […]

10 Great Book Series for Kids

Want to get reading with your kids? Here are ten books series that have been FishFam-tested.  Since I am a bookworm, it was really important to me that our kids love to read. FishPapa loves to read, so it sounded like an easy thing to swing. For the most part, it’s working so far. Everyone […]

In the Aftermath of a Tragedy

Last month our nation stood horrified at the tragedy that took place in Newtown. Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh lives just down the road from this community. Her husband had been in the school just hours before. Today she shares insightful thoughts on how to go on. Photo source: Caitlinator In the wake of […]

Holiday Gifts That Are Useful for School

Considering your gift giving this year? Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh provides ideas on making “school stuff” fun at the holidays. The holidays loom. There’s no escaping it– we’ll be stuffing stockings and handing out gifts before you can blink. Perhaps you’re totally done with every bit of shopping already? Good for you! You get a pass on […]