5 Places to Look for Summer Enrichment

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Keep your kids skills sharp and their minds and bodies engaged over the summer. Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh suggests five great places to look for summer enrichment. Summer break is upon us! Or, at the very least, it’s right around the corner. No more rushing to catch the bus and struggling to juggle […]

Prevent the Summer Slide in Reading

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Summer vacation will be here before you know it. Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh, offers suggestions on how to keep your kids’ reading skills strong over the break. Summer days… and the living’s easy! And that’s wonderful, really and truly. Unfortunately, all that “easy living” can have some undesirable results, too– like a slip-back in […]

Get Out: Hiking with Children

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Hiking is a great way to get exercise, explore the outdoor, and spend good time as a family. Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh shares her experiences hiking with the family. Though I grew up in the hills of New England, no one in my family got really involved in hiking until after I was […]

Getting a Handle on Homework

Getting a Handle on Homework

Get a handle on homework with these savvy tips from Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh. Is it just me, or are they handing out homework at younger and younger ages these days? I may just be old, but I don’t remember getting nightly assignments until I was in middle school. These days, it’s common for […]

5 Ways to Make Spring Special

Spring Flower Boy

Daylight Savings starts on Sunday. That means spring is just around the corner. Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh offers some great suggestions for making spring, and spring break, extra special. Looking at the snow blanketing my yard, it’s a tad hard to believe that spring will ever arrive. Nonetheless, the calendar tells me that […]

So you don’t like your school….

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School choice can keep many a parent awake at night. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh offers some great suggestions for troubleshooting what might be amiss at your children’s school. photo source Sometimes I worry that people may grow weary of hearing me gush about our public school. We really are very lucky and we never […]

In the Aftermath of a Tragedy

Last month our nation stood horrified at the tragedy that took place in Newtown. Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh lives just down the road from this community. Her husband had been in the school just hours before. Today she shares insightful thoughts on how to go on. Photo source: Caitlinator In the wake of […]

Holiday Gifts That Are Useful for School

Considering your gift giving this year? Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh provides ideas on making “school stuff” fun at the holidays. The holidays loom. There’s no escaping it– we’ll be stuffing stockings and handing out gifts before you can blink. Perhaps you’re totally done with every bit of shopping already? Good for you! You get a pass on […]