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 Quit Shaving

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Single Mom Resources in Des Moines

Becoming a single mom can be one of the scariest things you can go through, but even in the midst of the chaos, there are people and places you can turn to in Des...

Just Say No to Fortnite

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love letter to Des Moines

A Love Letter to Des Moines

Dear Des Moines, You and I have been through a lot. I have lived most of my life in the comfort of your surrounding area. I have to admit that when I was young, I...
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We Will Not Be Silent Anymore

If there has been anything positive in the tragic news stories of domestic violence and abuse over the last few years, it’s that women are tired of not being heard. We are ready to...
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Tooth Fairy Tips

I remember when I became the Tooth Fairy. When my oldest lost his first tooth, I actually shed a few tears while looking down at that tiny tooth in my hand. I couldn’t stop thinking...

How NOT to Go Back to School

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Tips for Camping With Kids

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