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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 focused on middle school prep and we hope that you are ready for an awesome year ahead.

We have had a blast sharing our lessons learned with you. It’s been a great bonding experience for Mekhi and I as well. It’s exciting to know that we used technology in a positive way this summer and of course Mekhi got in plenty of time for Roblox and gaming with friends.

Thank you for tuning in and we hope that you will join us for Season 2 of The Middle School Years Podcast.

Here’s the run down on the advice gives to first-time middle schoolers:

Mekhi’s Top 5 Tips for Middle Schoolers

5: Be well rested

4: Don’t be afraid to ask for help

3: Have good hygiene

2: Don’t lose your homework

1: Be organized

I’m also sharing my best advice for mamas of middle schoolers:

Jennifer’s Top 5 Tips for Mamas of Middle Schoolers

5: Offer grace

4: Let your middle schooler make mistakes

3: Monitor their screen time and have them take frequent tech pause

2: Love on ‘em

1: Take time for YOU, Mama!

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Let’s get to it.

Click the play button and listen in as Mekhi and I wrap up our focus on middle school prep then tell us your biggest aha from this episode.

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Let me know in the comments section below. Us mamas are on this journey together. Your aha may help another mom. I’m reading each comment!

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BIG hugs,

jennifer conner career and identity coach

HI! I’m Jennifer. Wife to Ronald. Mom to preteen, Mekhi and 8-year old 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).

Preteen, Ronald Mekhi Leaks III

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 always 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.


  • Mekhi’s top 5 tips for kiddos entering middle school for the first year
  • Jennifer’s top 5 tips for mamas of middle schoolers



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See you next time, Mama!

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