How You Can Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is coming! JessieLeigh has some best practices  to help you and yours to keep healthy during this fall and winter. No one likes to be sick. Well, okay, maybe there are a few children out there who would take the illness just to get to stay home and watch limitless TV […]

Homeschool Away from Home

Homeschool doesn’t have to be at home. Here’s how learning happened during our European vacation.

Preparing Your Kids for Foreign Travel

Crossing borders? Preparing kids for foreign travel is a little bit different than prepping them to visit Gramma’s house. Here are some fun things to do as you prepare to travel with kids. When you travel within a country as big as the United States, you don’t have to learn too many things. There are […]

5 Fun Activities for Toddlers

Make play and learning a dynamic duo. Try out one of these mom-friendly activities with your toddler and make some great memories. The toddler years can be so much fun! Oh my! There’s so much to do and explore. And even a cardboard box or a roll of tape can provide hours of entertainment. Truly. […]

Common Sense Ways to Prevent Lice

It’s sad, but true. Head lice outbreaks can pop up in school. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great tips on how to prevent lice from hitting your household. A new school year has begun! This means we will all soon be getting lots of things from the school– homework papers, permission slips, report […]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Elementary Years (The Grammar Stage)

Ready to homeschool the grammar school years? Here’s a list of our 1st and 3rd grade homeschool curriculum choices. I got a little weepy when I pulled our kindergarten curriculum off the shelf and placed it in the to sell pile. Not only have those books served us well through six children, but their passing off to […]

FREE Printables for Back to School

Fire up your printer. Download this collection of free back to school printables and you will rock the new year. I know we’ve been talking about all kinds of school stuff, haven’t we? I’m sorry. But, the bell is ringing. I hear it in the distance. In less than two weeks it will be a […]

Make School Notes Easy with a Fill-in-the-Blank Printable

School mornings can be hectic, especially when you’ve got to send a note to school. Life as Mom contributor Jessie Leigh shares how to streamline the note-writing process with a simple, fill-in-the-blank printable. Between laying out clothes, packing lunches, checking backpacks, serving breakfast, and all the other myriad tasks to complete before school, it’s no […]