Jessica Schmeckpeper

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I live in Gilbert with my beautiful son Paul who is 5, my 2 year old son Finn, my silly pit bull Armani, and my amazing husband Ryan. We have been married 5 years but have known each other since middle school. He truly is my best friend and better half. I went to Arizona State University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in education. I am about to start my 13th year teaching elementary school in Arizona. Helping and teaching children is a huge part of me. I love to play dodgeball. Yep, dodgeball. I mostly play recreationally and for fun.
technology

Technology Suggestions to Stay in Touch with Loved Ones

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Covid really brought to the forefront the need for technology as a means to safely communicate from a distance. Luckily there has always been a need for it and there are so many things...
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Teaching Children How to Properly Greet a Dog

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One thing that has become evident as I have fostered and adopted dogs from the shelter is how many kids do not know proper etiquette to meet and greet a stranger’s dog. Seeing a...
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Responsibility Chart and Rewards for a Pre-K Child

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Covid has really increased the time we spend in our house. Being constantly in the house with a baby and a four year old has been rough. My house was getting messy more often...
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Tips for Virtual Learning Success

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Covid 19 has really changed the landscapes of schools in 2020. One of the effects for schools is a move to virtual learning. This has been one the biggest and hardest challenges for students,...
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How to Spend Your Few Precious Hours of Free Time

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No matter what age children you have, all parents lack free time. Time is truly the most precious gift as a parent filled with pros and cons. Our days are filled with household, work,...
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Preeclampsia Discussion Part 2: Three Moms’ Experience

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Picking up from last week, our three moms continue the conversation about preeclampsia. If you missed it, get caught up here. How did they treat your preeclampsia? Me: I was admitted to the hospital and taken...
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Three Moms Share Their Experience with Preeclampsia

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It is the season of life for me where a lot of my friends are getting pregnant and having babies. During the last few months two of my friends, days apart in their due...
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Parenting Amnesia: Second Baby Syndrome

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While sitting 9 months pregnant with my feet up, my husband and I shared our concerns, fears, and excitement about being a second time parent. While we know each child can and will be...
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Busy Baby Mat: Product Review

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Being a busy mom on the go or a busy mom at home, there are times you need something to help keep the little one's hands occupied when they are expected to sit. The...
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Helping Your Child Get Closure for the 2019-2020 School Year

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This school year will be one for all of us to remember. Most Arizona students headed off to Spring Break having no idea that they wouldn’t step foot in their classroom again for the...
human connection

Teaching Children the Importance of Human Connection

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These last few weeks during the pandemic I have been on social media way more than I am used to. While sifting through a variety of information and misinformation, I have noticed one clear...
parent preference

The Sting of Parent Preference: When Your Kid Prefers Dad

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The idea of preference starts at a young age. Babies prefer certain toys, sounds, foods ,and people. With my first child I never really put much thought into who he preferred since I was...
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Moms Helping Moms: Childcare During School Closures

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We have all seen it. We have all read it. Some Arizona schools are closing or extending spring break. These closures are piggy backing off most springs breaks and extending them by another week...

Proud Parent of a Transgender Child {Mother to Mother Interview}

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The following interview was written by a local mom about a local mom. North Phoenix Moms supports all families in our community and we hope those that need to hear this message find it....

DOC Band Baby Helmets

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At this point, you have probably seen an adorable baby wearing a white helmet when you have been out and about. This helpful helmet is called a DOC Band, and my 6 month old...
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I am Not Lucky to Have a Good Husband, I Deserve Him

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As I was driving to my hair appointment the other day my mind began to wander as it does in my rare lonely car rides. My mind swiped through some of the many reasons...

Tips for Moving with Young Kids

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Ugh, moving is the worst. Even in the best of circumstances moving really is the pits. Add in two kids under 4, and you’ve got a tiring, long, few weeks on your hands. Even with...
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Celebrating Religious Holidays When You Aren’t Religious

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The birth of our first child was exciting and we were looking forward to all the firsts that came along with it. The holiday season was coming up and my husband and I were...
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Don’t Neglect Your Postpartum Care

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No matter if it’s your first baby, or fourth, taking care of a new baby is difficult. Exhaustion, mom guilt, older siblings, and daily responsibilities tend to monopolize a new mom’s attention, putting her...
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Honest Advice from a Teacher for the New School Year

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It’s back to school time! Stores have been packed to the brim with back- to-school items for quite some time now. Students and parents are excitedly...
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Why Breastfeeding Didn’t Work For Me

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Giving birth and bringing a new baby into this world is considered a magical and heartwarming experience. On the other hand, it’s also one of the most mentally and physically draining experiences you can...
mental health

My Year Long Mental Health Break

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As some of you have already read on this blog, I lost both of my parents in the same year to cancer. My step dad passed in November 2017 and my mom passed...

To Sprinkle, or Not to Sprinkle?

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Sprinkles are a growing fad these days. A sprinkle is a light version of a baby shower for moms who have already had their first child. The mere mention of a sprinkle gets a...

Making Memories at Disneyland Your Kids May Not Remember

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You are always going to run across people that tell you they will not take their kids to Disneyland until they will remember it. After all, it’s a pricey and a long trip for...

The Many Benefits of Fostering a Dog

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Each year both county shelters in Maricopa take in over 30,000 animals. This is done with limited resources and volunteers. Many people adopt their pets from the shelter to help the community and save...
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