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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
Relationship with Parents in Middle School In this episode of The Middle School Years Podcast, Mekhi and I are talking about the relationship between parents and their preteen middle schooler. When I chat with other middle school moms, one of the most common things...read more
Today, my mom’s chatting with clinical psychologist, founder of Digital Citizen Academy, and mom to two preteens, Dr. Lisa Strohman. They are talking about technology addiction for kiddos my age. It’s a real thing, yo.read more
Technology and Online Safety in Middle School In this episode of The Middle School Years Podcast, Mekhi and I are talking about technology and online safety. Mekhi is showing his jokester colors in this episode. You might have a few giggles. I also get schooled by the...read more
Academic Confidence with Marni Pasch, Academic Coach In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Marni Pasch of Team Pasch Academic Coaching. We're talking about getting organized and effective study skills. Marni shares the difference between an academic coach and tutor....read more
Asking for Help to Feel More Successful in Middle School In today’s episode, Mekhi and I are talking asking for help to feel more successful in middle school. Mekhi shares a few of his experiences from year one of middle school and gives his advice on asking for help....read more
Be You Parenting with Mary Dravis-Parrish In this episode, I’m chatting with Parent Whisperer, Mary Dravis-Parrish of Be You Parenting. Mary shares how to better connect with our kids, helping them be more resourceful and three secrets to stop yelling. I don’t know...read more