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. […]

What to Say to the Mom (or Dad) of a Preemie

Photo Source – A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Jessie Leigh – We’ve all been there.  There are some situations where, well, it’s just so hard to know what to say.  You want to be the person who strikes the right balance… who is supportive and attentive, but not cloying, appropriately serious, but not morbid.  It […]

Making the Most of Your Parent – Teacher Conference

Photo Source: conspirator While I grew up attending public school and my parents were both public school teachers, FishPapa and I have chosen a different route. So, I’m so thankful for my friend and LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh, to provide helpful information for those of you who are anticipating Parent-Teacher conferences in the coming weeks. :: […]

Preparing Your Child for Public Kindergarten

Photo Source: WoodleyWonderWorks :: The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh. Whether your child will be heading off to school in one week or one year, I think you will find JessieLeigh’s suggestions to be super helpful. There are several things that you, the mom, can do to help prepare your child for entering […]