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.

Covid Is Messing with My Mind

Living during a pandemic is really messing with my mind. Does anyone else feel this way?  I mean, on any given day, I feel more emotions than I would have in a months’ time, prior...

Creek-Walking in Des Moines and Central Iowa

Summer is a great time to get out and explore and get a little wet! From a very young age, my boys loved the outdoors. One of our favorite things to do is jump in...

What Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Know

I am a teacher. My job is to teach kids, but it is so much more than that. If I were to write an accurate job description, it would take up approximately 100 pages, size 12...

A Much Needed Rest

COVID-19 is cramping everyone’s style.  I have to admit, although I am very extroverted, I am enjoying this much-needed rest.  I am so thankful I can stay home, not have to work many hours, and still...

Do you TikTok?

I have to admit, I heard about TikTok loooooong before I downloaded the app. It didn’t seem like anything I needed in my life, and quite honestly, after interacting with it for about a...
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The Empty Cup

Tonight, I was short with my boys. My mind is in a thousand places thinking about the neverending to-do list. I think that made the little irritating things they did multiply to something that...
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Making Time to Connect with Kids

My cousin and I were lamenting recently about how when we go to the park with our kids we are no longer the “young moms.” It’s strange to realize you’ve moved past a stage...
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Don’t Skip the Nursery Rhymes!

Should you read nursery rhymes with your babies? Toddlers? Preschoolers? The overwhelming evidence suggests a big, resounding YES! But aren't they old and outdated? Before you jump to conclusions about reading centuries-old poetry, hear me out. I...
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What I’ve Learned Using a Menstrual Cup

Life is complicated. Whenever I come across something that may simplify my life, I am all for it.  Tell me I’m not the only one who is never ready for my monthly cycle. It seems...

Parallel Parenting: When Co-Parenting Doesn’t Work

It has been six years since my divorce. In my personal opinion, that is plenty of time to bury the hatchet, get over it, ya know...move on. For way too long, I was trying...