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Is the school year starting to drag? Are you wondering how you will EVER make it to June in one piece? I hear ya. And I know you can do this! So, yeah, you started the year strong. You had high hopes that this school year would be THE BEST EVER. That you would be […]

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! Try these tried and true organizing tricks for the new school year. I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized […]

You Never Know How Their Day Started

At public school, your child will be surrounded by a wide range of morals, influences, and experiences. Life as Mom contributor JessieLeigh explains her strategies for equipping her kids for potential clashes. photo credit: Phil Roeder, used by license This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: One of the toughest things about […]

Missing School for Family Trips

From time to time, a public school schedule just doesn’t work with family travel. Check out these prep tips for missing school for family trips. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: Whether it’s for a holiday getaway or any other vacation or trip, many families will find themselves pulling their children from […]

School Volunteers: What You Can Do

Public schools and teachers are always looking for school volunteers. Check out these ideas for different ways you can participate at school. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: There are likely oodles of ways to help out and volunteer in your child’s school. Most classrooms welcome parent help in reading with little […]

Setting Up a Homework System

Homework is a fact of life for most kids. Check out these tips on how to set up a homework system that works. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: It’s amazing to me how early children start receiving homework these days. Truth be told, the first homework I ever remember receiving was in […]

Wraps (More Lunchbox Ideas)

Wraps are a great way to enjoy lunch. They can be low or no-carbs, packed with veggies (or not) and super delicious to eat on the go. In the old days a school lunch held one of a limited range of sandwiches: PB&J, bologna, American cheese, and maybe tuna or egg salad. At least those […]

Peanut and Tree Nut-Free Snacks

With the back to school season comes the time to pack lunches and snacks for kids. Be sure that your children and their classmates are safe by packing peanut- and tree nut-free snacks. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh: Beyond preschool, or maybe kindergarten, I honestly don’t actually remember having “snack” […]