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Meaningful Teacher Gifts You Can Make With Your Kids (12 Days of Family Fun)

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Teacher gifts don’t need to be expensive or complicated. Today Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh, shares three meaningful teacher gifts you can make with your kids. It’s that time of year. The turkey has been devoured, the leftovers packaged up, and our minds have turned toward Christmas. Ready or not, it will be here […]

Extracurricular Activities to Supplement Academics

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The following is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: We all know one of “those families”– the ones who have their children’s lives so full and micro-managed that there’s not a single spare moment to breathe or relax. I definitely do not advocate over-scheduling little ones. I’m a firm believer in family-time, down-time, and […]

A Perfect Birth Story

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The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh: photo source I want to tell you my perfect birth story. It is my hope that you’ll find it compelling and amazing and inspiring. I hope it will encourage you. I hope it will open your eyes to incredible possibilities. There are a few things you should […]

5 Ways to Welcome Your Child Home From School

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The following post is written by contributing writer, JessieLeigh: Ah, back to school. It’s a bittersweet time. With the excitement of new notebooks and pencils comes the worry about difficult subjects. With the joy of meeting new friends comes the fear of not fitting in. With the fresh new start of a school year comes the […]

Misconceptions About Public School

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]