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.

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

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!

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...
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Creating a School Space for Your Temporary Homeschool

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

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

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

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...

The Holiday Birthday:: Making the Most of It

Our first child was born in January, our second in December. In the delivery room with our second, I told my husband, if we ever decided for a third, maybe we should pick...
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The Price of a Tooth Fairy

Did you know that children have 20 baby teeth? All of which, at some point in their life, they will lose. Enter the Tooth Fairy. The Tooth Fairy is typically a hot topic because there...

Time:: The Best Gift Grandparents Could Give Their Grandchildren

I don’t mean to brag, but my parents are the best grandparents. Why? Because they give their grandchildren one gift. Time. Time is such a simple thing. Something we parents tend to gripe a lot about....

Swimming Lessons at Goldfish Swim School:: Never too late!

Let’s talk swim lessons. We don’t own a pool nor have a community pool we regularly attend. Even though we do swimming lessons one to two times a year, two of my three children do...

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