30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

Do you have a child heading off to Kindergarten this fall? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some fantastic and fun tips for encouraging kindergarten readiness this summer. This fall, I will send my third child off to kindergarten. This is not my first time down this road, obviously, but I still learn new […]

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

A Guide to "Thank You Note" Writer

Cat got your tongue when it comes to writing thank you notes? Here are some ideas to help you say thanks in a real and honest way. This post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own. The end of the year is a great time to say thanks. Whether you homeschool or send […]

End of the School Year Decisions

End of the school year decisions that public and private school parents need to be considering.

Note from Jessica: As you know I teach our kids at home. Our year is winding to an end, and I’m starting to think of next year. The same is true for my friend JessieLeigh, only in a different way, since her kids attend a local public school. Today JessieLeigh shares the end of the […]

What to Do When You Don’t Like the Curriculum

School books

Not crazy about the curricula at your child’s school? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some great ideas about what you can do when that is the case. One of the things that goes along with choosing a public education is being at the mercy of the curriculum they choose. Are there ways to […]

10 Great School Volunteer Opportunities

10 Great School Volunteer Opportunities | Life as MOM

Many public schools welcome parent volunteers with open arms. Not sure how you can help? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some great ideas about how you can serve at your child’s school. While public schools do receive funding through of all our tax dollars, they still face strict budgets and bottom lines. Many […]

Report Card Challenges

Report Card Challenges | Pay for Good Grades?

How do you praise and coach children who have very different natural ability levels and bring home report cards that look nothing alike? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh offers some great suggestions from her own experience. photo source: Brad Holt There’s that age-old question I see tossed around every now and again: should children receive […]

Pack Real Food Lunches for School

Pack Real Food Lunches for School - a great guide to planning and packing a great lunch for your kids

I am an affiliate for this ebook. If you make a purchase through my link, I am paid a small portion of the sale. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! As you know, I’ve renewed my mission this month to improve my family’s diet. The excess […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Public School Parents

New Year

Are you looking for ways that you and your family can improve your public school experience? Here are a few tips from Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh. 2014 is upon us! There’s something about turning the page to a whole new year that just begs for fresh starts. While it’s not necessarily wise to […]