Posts By jenn0324

jenn0324I'm a WAHM to a 7-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. Left the full-time work field in criminal justice and mental health to be at home with my children. Haven't lost my sanity yet! :-)

Repurpose Changing Table

The Younger needed a desk, and we missed all the “Back to School” sales. She didn’t need anything major, but I did want there to be enough room for her computer and mouse, plus some extra room for papers and such. I figured we’d go to yard sales or whatnot, but sometimes getting something like…
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Artwork Display

Now that The Younger has started kindergarten, I am overwhelmed with papers. I figured out that each person in the house needs a bin that they are responsible for checking if they’re missing paperwork or to see if they have mail (this is mostly for the 6’6″ child in my house), but I was struggling…
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Organizing Stuffed Animals

The Younger loves stuffed animals. She refuses to part with any of them, and that leads to messes like this: The rooms in our house are pretty small, so any sort of clutter immediately looks like a disaster area. We pick up our rooms almost daily, so it gets frustrating when no matter what you do, you…
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Back To School Adventures

Dropping the kids off for their first day of school wasn’t hard for me. There was the usual madness, and ours was compounded by the fact we weren’t able to go to Open House. Both children were nervous, The Older because any sort of change is cause for anxiety, and The Younger because she started…
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Glitter Jars

This craft was so easy! The Younger had a great time, and I absolutely love the way they came out We gathered glass jars that I had been saving for a while, Elmer’s Glue, glitter, and some paint brushes. I mixed some of the glue with water, and off we went!
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Spring Bird Using Child’s Footprint

I thought this was adorable. The Younger made this in class, so I wanted to share it. It looks easy enough, and I think it would make a great Easter project/gift for Grandparents or other family members. Maybe even a good gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day!
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Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

While I’d like to take credit for these, I didn’t come up with the idea myself. I saw it on Pinterest, and all I can say is that I did go to the store myself and I punched the designs into the paint chip cards. Not much effort on my part, but I’m still impressed…
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Amazing

My son turns 10 today. I’ve been saying it out loud to let the words roll over my tongue in an effort to make them sound real and to get used to saying them. He’s a decade old. A fourth grader. A 10-year-old boy. A pre-teen. A fighter. A warrior. A hero. Alive. I pulled…
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Thankful Turkey

I’ve been promising The Younger that we would do our thankful turkeys, but we’ve been so busy getting everything ready for the Cub Scout camping weekend, I didn’t have time before today. This was super easy to make, and both The Younger and The Older had so much fun making them! All you need is…
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What Is Normal?

“But he looks so normal!” I hear this frequently, and every time I do, it gets a little easier. I used to try and figure out if the well-intended speaker meant that my son looks too normal to have the kinds of trials he does, if they meant I was “lucky” that he looks like…
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