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.
Use the China Omaha Mom

Use the China

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Fifteen years ago, I was the lucky recipient of my grandmother’s china. Not only is it my grandmother’s but also her sister’s. The sets are only slightly different and unless you know, you think...

Meal Plan like a Mother:: Tips to Ease the Burden (Part 1)

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As a stay-at-home mom, one of my primary tasks is to make sure everyone’s fed. As a budgeting consumer, I also try to be cost-effective when it comes to food as in, making it...
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Going to the Grocery Store with Older Children:: The Payoff

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I took my children to the grocery store and enjoyed it. Shocker—I know. It’s possible, though. Mind you, there was a time when I would have given my left arm (let’s be real, I need...

Holiday Book Roundup for Young Readers:: Newborn to Middle School

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Children’s literacy is a passion of mine. My children know I’m hard-pressed to say no to a book purchase. I don’t possess a $5-a-day habit, so I’ve justified books as my vice and am...

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...

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