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The Middle School Years is the “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” for moms of middle schoolers. The stuff your girlfriends never told you. Listen to the Podcast as preteen, Mekhi Leaks and his Mom, Jennifer Conner shares their experiences and perspective about life in the middle. You’ll laugh (’cause you gotta laugh), you’ll cry (’cause tears are healing) and you’ll survive (’cause that’s what community is for).

 

MEET YOUR HOSTS

Hi! I’m Jennifer. Wife to Ronald. Mom to preteen, Mekhi and my 8-year old daughter, Ayden. I’m a fam-focused, faith-filled, purpose-driven everyday girlfriend navigating life in the middle. I believe in purposeful pause and reflection ’cause sometimes you gotta slow down to gain perspective. And perspective is just what I’m sharing with other M.O.Ms (moms of middle schoolers).

Hi, I’m Mekhi and I’m 11 years old. I enjoy playing basketball, reading long novels, and pestering my sister. Some people call me a jokester but I’m just a naturally funny dude. My mom says, “Be a kid as long as you can.” It’s kinda hard when everyone expects you to be so mature and grown up. But, I’m taking it one day at a time.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST PODCAST EPISODES

Season 1 Wrap Up, Middle School Prep

Season 1 Wrap Up | Middle School Prep In the season one wrap up of The Middle School Years Podcast, Mekhi and I sharing our fav show moments as well as our best advice for kiddos headed to middle school for the first year and their mamas. This entire season has been...

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Tips for Collaborating with Teachers

Tips for Collaborating with Teachers Hey, Mama. It’s hard to believe that the new school year is right around the corner. I can honestly say that I’m ready for these kiddos to get back into a regular school routine. Are you? Before we head back to school, I thought...

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Systems and Strategies for Keeping Up With Homework

Systems and Strategies to Keeping Up with Homework In this episode of The Middle School Years Podcast, Mekhi and I sharing systems and strategies for keeping up with homework. I love how Mekhi is reflecting on what he learned about keeping up with homework assignments...

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The Importance of Grooming Habits

Grooming Habits, Important in Middle School In this episode of The Middle School Years Podcast, Mekhi and I talking about grooming habits in middle school. I’m so amazed at how as a parent you have to tell your kids to take a bath. And truthfully, you have to tell...

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Creating a Bridge Using Positive Parenting, Monica Boeru

Hi and welcome to The Middle School Years Podcast with my mom, Jennifer Conner and me, Mekhi Leaks. Today, my mom’s chatting with Certified Life Coach, Parent Educator and #boymom, Monica Boeru about creating a bridge using positive parenting. You can learn more about Monica at www.monicaboeru.com and be sure to take the Parenting Style Quiz while you’re there.

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