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Author Archive | Jennifer Gordon George

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It Happened to Me: A House Fire

Have you ever had a recurring nightmare? I sure have…plenty of them. One of my most frequently occurring dreams happened when my boys were babies. I kept them with me in a cradle in my room until they were around three months old. One of the main reasons was because my bedroom was on the […]

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The Hope in Spring

The Hope in Spring

We’ve had a taste of warmer weather lately, so if you’re like me, you have spring on your mind. The knowledge that spring is coming, puts the pep back into my step. Recently, an unseasonably warm weekend brought me to Ledges State Park. I love going up to Ledges to hike, but I usually come […]

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Escape Moms

Girl’s Night Out at The Escape Des Moines

Are you a thrill-seeker? Do you love putting your mommy-brain to the test? If you answered yes, then you are going to love the newest way to test your code-cracking skills. The Escape Des Moines recently opened their second location in the West Glen Town Center (formerly in the old Plato’s Closet). The owners have […]

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Galentine's Day Ideas

Happy Galentine’s Day: Ideas to Celebrate the Gals in Your Life

Depending on which Valentine’s Day legend you believe, the festivities and traditions could date back as early as the year 270. But, more recently, (2010, to be exact) there has emerged a newer, fresher holiday. I’m talking, of course, about Galentine’s Day-a new holiday debuting on the show Parks and Rec. This new holiday showcases TV character […]

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The Waiting Place

Dr. Seuss’s book Oh, The Places You’ll Go warns me not to get stuck in The Waiting Place, and yet here I am. In The Waiting Place. It seems like I’ve been here quite a while, and I’m not really a fan. Currently, there are several aspects of my life that seem to be placed on hold. […]

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The Talking Mom

My kids call me the Talking Mom. I have earned the title fairly. You see, I’ve had very good role models from whom I learned these skills. My parents were talking parents, too, and I am quite sure I got it from them. When I was a kid, I hated it when my parents would linger […]

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