Jennifer Gordon George

Jennifer is a single mom of two boys. She does her best to get to places on time, despite being a chronically late person and the fact that neither she or her boys are morning people. She recently went back into the classroom after staying home for nine years to raise her kids, and she credits her sanity and success at this endeavor to the fact that she has incredibly supportive parents, family, and friends. She also has a network of single moms that truly “get it” and who encourage her on a daily basis. When she’s not hanging out with her kiddos, Jennifer enjoys writing at a coffee shop, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

I am a Domestic Violence Survivor

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and although I would rather not be, I am proud to say I am a DV survivor. But with all the victories that being a survivor affords, it’s also...
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How to Talk to your Kids about September 11

Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, I was teaching 6th grade in a middle school. Like every morning, Channel One news was playing as the kids trickled in. The big news story was...

Take the Video

I LOVE looking at old photos. But now that my boys are teenagers, what I really love is watching the old videos. Recently, a memory popped up on my phone. It was an old video...

The Lazy Summer Myth

Ahhh, summer. The sweet promise of longer, lazier days. The joy of fun in the sun, splashing around in the pool, and leisurely vacations. <record scratch>  Nope. Not like that at all. For me, as a teacher...
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5 Ways to Make Mother’s Day Great for the Single Mom

Holidays can be difficult for a single mom to navigate for a multitude of reasons. Some of these difficulties may have to do with the fact that they are not used to spending the...

Iowans Rejoice: IKEA is Finally Coming to Des Moines!

Happy April Fool's Day! But many Iowans would lose their minds if IKEA would grace us with their presence? After all, we love trendy, affordable furniture, quirky home goods, as well as Swedish meatballs...
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Why Parent-Teacher Relationship Matters

I am a teacher. I am a parent. I know the relationship between parents and teachers is one of the most important for your child’s success in school. Especially if school is not one of your child’s...

Parenting Teenagers…In a Pandemic

. Even though parenting little ones seemed difficult at the time, I have come to realize that was the easiest parenting stage for me. I was totally in my element when my kids were...
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Dear Younger Mom

Dear Younger Mom Me, I have so much I want to tell you. There will be SO many decisions you will make just in the first year of your new baby’s life. You will fret over...

My Molar Pregnancy

Loss of any kind is hard to go through. Pregnancy loss is extremely painful and personal. Going through a pregnancy loss due to a molar pregnancy is heartbreaking and downright scary. When my son was...