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.
The Books You NEED in Your Children's Library

The Books You NEED in Your Children’s Library + Giveaway

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I love books. Always have, always will. The following is by no means an exaustive list of all the books I think are necessary, (I had an awfully hard time narrowing it down to five...

The Day I Killed Santa

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It’s funny how you think you know how you're going to handle things as a parent before you actually become a parent. Then they let you take this tiny human home from the hospital...

An Escape with Your Kids

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Everyone needs a little time away from reality once in a while. A chunk of time away from the rat race of life. A time to step away from the laundry, and the cooking,...

“Home” for the Holidays: The Perfect Holiday Party

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The Perfect Holiday Party? Hmmm. Well, I’m pretty sure that I don’t believe in anything in life being perfect, but how about a really kickin’ holiday party? Here are the things I think you really need...

Ten Things to Do with Your (Kids’) Halloween Candy

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I. Love. Halloween. It may even beat out Christmas as my favorite. I mean it! Think about it… when's the last time you stressed out about Halloween? When's the last time you stressed out about...

Becoming an Aunt

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Daughter, Granddaughter, Cousin, Sister, Student, Teacher, MOM. These are some of the more prominent roles I have had over the years. The mom gig I have been enjoying for over nine years. It has...

The Power of Support

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Although Spanx are a glorious thing, and can make us women feel a bit more powerful, I am not talking about them. Today, I am reflecting on how instrumental healthy support systems have been throughout...

Dating as a Single Mom

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As soon as I started telling people I was separated, I had a lot of well-meaning friends tell me that there was someone else better out there for me. Well, duh, I concurred, but it...

Back to School: Prepared for Lunch + Giveaway

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It's that time of year to start thinking about going back to school. Those thoughts always come with both excitement and dread from parents and kids alike. Here at Des Moines Moms Blog, we want to equip...

Teaching Your Kids about Star Wars

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I knew the the time would come when I would need to introduce my kids to Star Wars. Honestly, I was really feeling guilty about the fact my kids were growing up in a...