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Seeking Special Services for Your Child

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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 […]

Safe & Healthy Classroom Snacks

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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 […]

Getting Children Back on Track for the School Year

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Take a few simple steps toward reorienting yourselves for school days. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh explains how: Been enjoying some long, lazy days? Has the lingering daylight meant bedtimes got pushed steadily later and later until they’re no longer anywhere close to where they were during the school year? Has eating taken on a […]

Helping the Disorganized Student

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The new school year is just around the corner. If you’ve got a child who struggles with disorganization, these tips from JessieLeigh can help you cut off frustration at the pass. My firstborn is a natural rule follower. He plays well with others and can keep track of all his activities and stuff. Sure, he’ll […]

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 […]