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You Never Know How Their Day Started

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At public school, your child will be surrounded by a wide range of morals, influences, and experiences. Life as Mom contributor JessieLeigh explains her strategies for equipping her kids for potential clashes. photo credit: Phil Roeder, used by license This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: One of the toughest things about […]

Missing School for Family Trips

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From time to time, a public school schedule just doesn’t work with family travel. Check out these prep tips for missing school for family trips. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: Whether it’s for a holiday getaway or any other vacation or trip, many families will find themselves pulling their children from […]

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 […]

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 […]

End of Summer: How Moms Feel at Back-to-School

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The end of summer approaches. We moms can feel a mix of emotions. JessieLeigh unpacks the bittersweet back-to-school feelings. Notebooks– 4 for $1! Glue Sticks… only 10 cents! Free backpack with $20 back-to-school purchase! If we hadn’t already known it, the fliers are quick to remind us– back-to-school is just over the horizon. End of […]

What Can You Expect from an Extended School Year?

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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?