jenniegollehon

jenniegollehon
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Jennie is a native Nebraskan and aspiring writer. She’s a stay-at-home mom to three kids, two cats, a bearded dragon, and a handful of fish. When she’s not playing chauffeur, maid, cook, housekeeper, tutor, laundress, or answering to “Mom” a million times over; she hides in her writing nook and lives vicariously through her fiction characters. Jennie likes to read, take long walks, go on crazy road-trip vacations her wonderful husband plans, or simply sit on the deck with friends.

Move Over Pumpkin Spice:: Apple Recipes Galore

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Fall has always been my favorite season. Cooler weather (hello, chunky sweaters, and boots), leaves changing to a brilliant tapestry, and apples. Yes, apples. Sorry, pumpkin spice, you’re great and all, but apple pie,...

School Year 2020 Hacks:: In-Person, Remote, Homeschool

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As the school year 2020 ramps up, many of us are finding it looks a little different than previous years. Whether you are homeschooling (new or veteran), doing fulltime or hybrid remote learning, or are...

Pebble Art:: Instructions and Tips for Your Child’s Rock Collection

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Two years ago, while visiting family on the east shore of Lake Michigan, my children spent an afternoon knee-deep in warm lake water filling an ice cream bucket of rocks and pebbles—which later turned...

Intermittent Fasting:: Questions, Benefits, and More

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At the beginning of the year, my husband and a good friend of mine decided (separately) to try intermittent fasting. It was getting a lot of hype, and after doing some research, they each...

The Cloth Facemask:: Reasons Why It’s My New Favorite Accessory

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I know it's a bit controversial right now, especially how, after prolonged wear, it gets damp and moist and traps most of my germs. But beyond that, let me tell you why I LOVE...

May Day Baskets with Printable:: Socially Distant, but fun!

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Every year on May 1st, my children drop off May Day baskets to neighbors. It's become a fun tradition that involves sneaking around, delivering baskets with speed and stealth while not getting caught, and...
Temporary School Space

Creating a School Space for Your Temporary Homeschool

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I'm not an educator. I'm a writer and a stay-at-home mom who wears many hats. And now, like many of you, I have added a new job title to the resume: homeschooler. Okay, I'm more...

Paint Color 101:: The Difference a Light Bulb Can Make

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Recently, my sister decided to give the interior of her home a new coat of paint, something to freshen the space up. She wanted a color that would coordinate nicely with the furniture she...

American Girl Desk:: DIY for the budget-conscious mom

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My middle child is my creative one. She loves crafts, dolls, and make-believe. And did I mention she also loves American Girl dolls? What I mean to say, she loves 18-inch dolls of the...

Thank you Mom: Making A Phone Call Home for Genuine Appreciation

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I called my mother today. It was urgent. Dire. I needed to tell her something so important, it couldn’t wait. “Thank you, mom.” I’m 37. It’s finally safe to admit nearly two and a half decades...

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