Jennifer Gordon George

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.
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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

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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

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Covid Is Messing with My Mind

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Creek-Walking in Des Moines and Central Iowa

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What Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Know

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A Much Needed Rest

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