Preparing For Summer Break

Summer vacation is fast approaching. Be ready! JessieLeigh shares some ways that she plans to have fun with her kids. It is May.  MAY.  I’m not entirely sure how that happened as it seems like I was just flipping the calendar to March the other day but, alas, May is, indeed, upon us.  If you […]

Enjoy Spring Even When Your Hours are Limited

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The days are lengthening and the sun shines a little longer, however, school and weekly activities can preclude our enjoyment of the nicer weather. Contributing writer JessieLeigh offers some great tips on how to enjoy both. Spring is upon us and that means warmer weather and longer daylight.  That’s wonderful news and reason for joy, […]

Planning for Preschool

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Just as the homeschooling community is starting to prepare for the coming school year, so are your local preschools. Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh, offers some things to think about as you start to line up your preschool options for next year. Spring is right around the corner, and March is an important month when […]

Making Valentine’s Day Special for Little Ones Away at School

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be all lovey-dovey mushy stuff. Make it a time to celebrate your love for your kiddos. ContributorJessie Leigh offers some great ideas on how to make the day special for the little ones. While, traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a “couple day,” in many homes, it’s become a family affair. Candles, wine, […]

Plan to Have Great Parent-Teacher Communication This Year

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It’s a New Year!  And, while January certainly doesn’t usher in a new school year, it’s still a great time to take a good look at ways to make your child’s public school experience an even better and richer one. Contributor Jessie Leigh offers some great suggestions for parent-teacher communications. photo source The early months of a […]

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 […]