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How to Make the School Year Less Stressful

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Summer can fly by in a flash and you might find yourself scrambling to get ready for the new year. Life as Mom contributor Jessie Leigh offers some great tips to help you make the start of school less stressful and make the most of back to school sales.   It’s July! Strangely enough, this […]

My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

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The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. I have also been sent free product samples. All opinions are my own. Before there was the internet, there was mail. Sigh. I love mail. As a child I would stand by the window watching for the mail […]

30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]