Giving is Good & Educational

Learning to Give

The holidays are a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of giving. Hear from Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh on how you can do this in a public school setting. With the holidays upon us, giving and reaching out to our community seem to take on even more weight and significance. While […]

Seeking Special Services for Your Child


Do you suspect that your child might have special needs? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh offers some advice for parents who are seeking special services for their children. photo source: JessieLeigh When we have children, we have so many things to wonder about and decide. What color will his eyes be? Will she like […]

Lunchbox Love

Lunch Box Love | Life as MOM

The school year is well under way. Now that we’ve all got a month or so under our belts, it can be easy to fall into a humdrum existence. The days start to blend into one another. Each school lunch looks like the one before. And the one before that. Liven up the lunchbox instead.¬†Surprise […]

Safe & Healthy Classroom Snacks

Healthy Fruit and Cheese

Wondering how to provide classroom snacks that meet school safety guidelines? Here are a few tips for Life as MOM Contributor Jessie Leigh. With elementary school-aged children, there always seem to be lots of occasions to celebrate. Various seasons and holidays bring with them fun parties and gatherings. Some classrooms allow birthday celebrations. Often, parents […]

There’s a Bully at School

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Unfortunately conflict is sometimes a part of the back to school season. Life as MOM contributor¬†JessieLeigh¬†explains how to deal with the possibility of a bully in the classroom: photo source: Alex Grant The new school year has begun. Excitement still crackles in the air. New pencils, folders, and school shoes have barely even begun to […]

3 Homeschool (or Homework) Organizers

3 School Organizers

This is it! School starts today! I’m sure that I’m not ready, but when have I ever been? Except for maybe that first day when I got to take my Mork and Mindy lunchbox to school. To be honest, I had kind of forgotten about school over the long weekend since I was busily recipe […]

5 Packable Lunches & a Printable Grocery List

Back to School Meal Planning | Life as MOM

This post is sponsored by Snack Pack pudding: I was a child of the 70s and 80s. I went to Rosedell Elementary School. Mrs. Marcy was my favorite teacher of all time, second grade. I packed my lunch most days. One of my favorites was Tuna Salad in a pita bread with alfalfa sprouts. Yes, […]

Interview Your Student for Back-to-School

Interview with a Student | Life as MOM

Record back-to-school memories with a student interview. Life as MOM contributor Janel explains her family’s back-to-school tradition. Grab the free printable and interview your own student. After nearly three months spent traveling throughout the country and staying at 18 different homes and hotels, my family is finally getting settled again. Although my girls enjoyed some […]