School Volunteers: What You Can Do

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Public schools and teachers are always looking for school volunteers. Check out these ideas for different ways you can participate at school. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: There are likely oodles of ways to help out and volunteer in your child’s school. Most classrooms welcome parent help in reading with little […]

Setting Up a Homework System

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Homework is a fact of life for most kids. Check out these tips on how to set up a homework system that works. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: It’s amazing to me how early children start receiving homework these days. Truth be told, the first homework I ever remember receiving was in […]

Wraps (More Lunchbox Ideas)

Wraps - More Lunchbox Ideas from Life as Mom

Wraps are a great way to enjoy lunch. They can be low or no-carbs, packed with veggies (or not) and super delicious to eat on the go. In the old days a school lunch held one of a limited range of sandwiches: PB&J, bologna, American cheese, and maybe tuna or egg salad. At least those […]

Peanut and Tree Nut-Free Snacks

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With the back to school season comes the time to pack lunches and snacks for kids. Be sure that your children and their classmates are safe by packing peanut- and tree nut-free snacks. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: Beyond preschool, or maybe kindergarten, I honestly don’t actually remember having “snack” […]

Who’s Your Teacher This Year?

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Are you wanting to know who will be your child’s teacher this year? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some advice on how to approach teacher assignments. photo used by permission We rush to find it on the report card. Or we hurry to see it posted by the school. Or maybe we wait eagerly […]

How Moms Do: School

How Moms Do School | Life as MOM

How do moms do school? Here are a few ways moms decided on a style of education for their families.

What Can You Expect from an Extended School Year?

Preparing for an Extended School Year | Life as MOM

Is your child being recommended to participate in an “extended school year”, formerly known as “summer school”? What are the pros and cons? What can you expect?

Why Recess Is Worth Fighting For

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Do kids really need recess? Would that time be better spent studying? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh shares her thoughts on why recess IS worth fighting for.