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 […]

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


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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Public School Parents

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Are you looking for ways that you and your family can improve your public school experience? Here are a few tips from Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh. 2014 is upon us! There’s something about turning the page to a whole new year that just begs for fresh starts. While it’s not necessarily wise to […]

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 […]