Jennifer Gordon George

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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.
How I Use Facebook: Lessons Learned | Des Moines Moms Blog

How I Use Facebook: Lessons Learned

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In the seven years that I have been on Facebook, I have discovered several things about myself, my friends, and the world I live in. Here is a sampling of the lessons I have learned: THINGS...
How I Use Facebook: I’m Not Lying, I’m Omitting the Ugly Truth | Des Moines Moms Blog

How I Use Facebook: I’m Not Lying, I’m Omitting the Ugly Truth

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Oh, Facebook. I professed my love for you last month when I talked about how I use Facebook to journal my kids’ and my life. But, I do get how people have a problem with...
How I Use Facebook: My Lazy Journal | Des Moines Moms Blog

How I Use Facebook: My Lazy Journal

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I am, by nature, a writer. I am a story-teller. I am a list-maker. In fact, I think I may have a journal addiction. I like to buy the cute journals from places like...

Making Valentine’s Day Special for Your Kids

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Many mysteries are involved in the origins of Valentine's Day, but we all know that it is a day typically known for celebrating the love of your life. Why not celebrate the little loves in your...

What I Can and Can’t Do in This New Year

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As we enter the new year, like many of you, I find myself reflecting back on what has transpired during the year that has come to an end. In my life I see victories,...

Christmas Memories: My Favorite Christmas Music + GIVEAWAY

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When I think of Christmas, many things pop into my mind: cookies, craziness, trees, gifts, the Christmas story, and of course, the sounds of Christmas. Christmas Songs, Christmas Music, Christmas Carols. I love it....

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

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It's that time of year again, when my sweet tooth goes into overdrive. As soon as the pies are consumed from Thanksgiving, I begin to think about all the yummy Christmas cookies and treats...

Des Moines’ Holiday Lights Guide 2015

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It’s that time of year when the outdoor lights and decorations come out for all to see. But where should you go around the metro to get the most ooohs and aaahs? Here is a...
Giving Back: Care Packages for the Homeless | Des Moines Moms Blog

Giving Back: Care Packages for the Homeless

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One of the things I want to instill in my boys is the value of giving back. I want them to be generous. I have this (perhaps irrational) fear that my boys will grow...
Watch Your Thoughts | Des Moines Moms Blog

The Importance of Thankfulness

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Thankfulness is a theme that keeps coming up in my life. When times are hard, and days are tough, thankfulness is something I lean on to keep my head above the water. It seems like...