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Misconceptions About Public School

The following post is written by contributing writer, JessieLeigh: photo credit: Alex Grant There are so many factors to consider as we decide what path we’ll choose in educating our children.  And, happily, there are many great choices out there!  What works for one family may not work for another.   Priorities will vary from parent to […]

Keeping Academic Skills Sharp Through Summer Break

The following post is written by contributing writer, JessieLeigh: Summer break means fun in the sun… a break from routine… the chance to decompress. Sadly, it can also bring a regression in some learned skills if we’re not careful. Every year, I watch some families park their newly free kiddos in front of the TV […]

The End of the School Year and That Mountain of School Papers

The following post is from LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh: photo source Thanks to record snowfalls this past winter, we won’t be getting out of school until the end of June this year.  I know some of you have been out for a month already!  Either way, there’s always lots of paperwork to sort through and deal […]

Tips for Attending Birthday Parties

A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, JessieLeigh As your child attends school, particularly during the younger grades, odds are good that he or she will be invited to a few birthday parties. Here are some of my best tips for making these events as painless as possible for you AND the host: RSVP in the manner […]

Questions of Kindergarten: Full Day versus Half Day

A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, JessieLeigh About this time of year, notices start going home to the parents of 4 1/2 to 5 year olds; it’s time to start registering for kindergarten. In my town this year, it’s a very hot topic. At story hour, birthday parties, and outside the pre-K classroom, mommies can be […]

Planning a Happy Spring Break

- A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, JessieLeigh – Ah, Spring is right around the corner! Right? Oh, please, tell me it’s true. Up here in New England it’s felt like the snow and ice will never end. Nevertheless, no matter what the weather may bring, Spring Break will arrive. And, while it might be nice if we […]

Resolved: To Be Happy with How We Do School

photo source – A post from LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh – As 2011 rolls on in, I am resolving to be happy. Happy about my home. Happy about my job. Happy about all the amazing blessings I’ve been entrusted with. I’m also happy about the schooling choice we’ve made for our family. And I think that’s […]

Keeping Christ in Christmas as a Public School Family

- A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Jessie Leigh – One of the most difficult times of year for me, a Christian woman who chooses to send her children to public school, is Christmastime. While I understand the separation of church and state, it often feels like our school systems are taking this to the extreme. […]