Is your child being recommended to participate in an “extended school year”, formerly known as “summer school”? What are the pros and cons? What can you expect?
Do kids really need recess? Would that time be better spent studying? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh shares her thoughts on why recess IS worth fighting for.
As Common Core Math has been implemented in schools, it has left many parents scratching their heads. But, is it all bad? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh shares her thoughts on Common Core Math. Over the last couple of years, a majority of states and their corresponding districts have made the decision to align their […]
Public schooling mom and Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great ideas on how to reassess and reorganize for school in 2015. January 1st has come and gone and we’ve flipped the page to a brand new year. A new calendar year, however, is not synonymous with a new school year. Students are still in […]
Are you debating on what to give to your child’s teacher? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some gift ideas that can’t be purchased at the store but will be loved by teachers. At the holidays, many of us work hard to find ways to show the teachers, therapists, and specialists at our children’s schools […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]