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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 […]

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, […]

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love

Lunchbox Treats

Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert. When I was a kid the idea of a treat in my lunch box was a Ding Dong or a Twinkie. I think my parents only bought them that first week of school. There’s no way our budget […]

Ways to Prevent Lice

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It’s sad, but true. Head lice outbreaks can pop up in school. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great tips on how to prevent lice from hitting your household. A new school year has begun! This means we will all soon be getting lots of things from the school– homework papers, permission slips, report […]

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

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With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized actually helps me be a little more go-with-the-flow. If I’ve done the […]

FREE Printables for Back to School

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Fire up your printer. Download this collection of free back to school printables and you will rock the new year. I know we’ve been talking about all kinds of school stuff, haven’t we? I’m sorry. But, the bell is ringing. I hear it in the distance. In less than two weeks it will be a […]

Make School Notes Easy with a Fill-in-the-Blank Printable

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School mornings can be hectic, especially when you’ve got to send a note to school. Life as Mom contributor Jessie Leigh shares how to streamline the note-writing process with a simple, fill-in-the-blank printable. Between laying out clothes, packing lunches, checking backpacks, serving breakfast, and all the other myriad tasks to complete before school, it’s no […]