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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You Should Send Your Child to Summer Camp

I have very strong feelings about summer camp. I think your child should go. My two kids vehemently agree with me. Here are some reasons why we love summer camps: Build Independence There comes a point in your child’s...

The Hope in Spring

We’ve had a taste of warmer weather lately, so if you’re like me, you have spring on your mind. The knowledge that spring is coming, puts the pep back into my step. Recently, an unseasonably...

Girl’s Night Out at The Escape Des Moines

Are you a thrill-seeker? Do you love putting your mommy-brain to the test? If you answered yes, then you are going to love the newest way to test your code-cracking skills. The Escape Des Moines recently...
Galentine's Day Ideas

Happy Galentine’s Day: Ideas to Celebrate the Gals in Your Life

Depending on which Valentine’s Day legend you believe, the festivities and traditions could date back as early as the year 270. But, more recently, (2010, to be exact) there has emerged a newer, fresher...
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The Waiting Place

Dr. Seuss’s book Oh, The Places You’ll Go warns me not to get stuck in The Waiting Place, and yet here I am. In The Waiting Place. It seems like I've been here quite...
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Des Moines’ Holiday Lights Guide 2016

It’s time to load up the car and take in all the lights and displays of the season. But where should you go? Here's a holiday lights guide to make it easier for you to enjoy the...

The Talking Mom

My kids call me the Talking Mom. I have earned the title fairly. You see, I’ve had very good role models from whom I learned these skills. My parents were talking parents, too, and I am...

Crowning Glory: One Mom’s Hair Evolution

As a boy mom, I find myself telling my kids to be grateful they are boys, because they don’t have to deal with this or that. The thing I most often refer to is...
What I Lost (and What I Gained) in My Divorce | Des Moines Moms Blog

What I Lost (and What I Gained) in My Divorce

When you are going through a divorce, you are painfully aware of what you are losing. It’s hard to see anything positive coming from what you are going through. From personal experience, I fully believe...

A Mom’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Swimsuit

Any mom knows true happiness only comes from finding the perfect swimsuit. Here’s a quick guide to help you find it. First, you need to assess if you really need a new swimsuit. Here are...