Denise is a 40+-year-old stay-at-home mom trying to navigate the world of motherhood. She writes about parenting, food, and life as she sees it at her blog Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy. Her writing has been featured at Scary Mommy, Mamapedia, and BlogHer. Whenever a free moment presents itself (rarely), Denise enjoys solving mysteries (okay…reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine. Basically, anything she needs to do to survive the toddler and preschool years.
Born in the early 70s, I spent my most formative years in the 1980s. While that was also my tortured teen years, the 80s were great! I loved the cheesy movies and the music. In August 1981, I was ... Read more
Every year as I write down my Christmas list for my husband to peruse, most of the items I ask for are gadgets and small appliances for our kitchen. What can I say? I love cooking! And cooking is ... Read more
Before I married my husband, I taught first grade. For the most part (save the occasional behavior issue from hell), I enjoyed spending my days with a classroom full of six- and seven-year-olds. ... Read more
One show I love to watch is House Hunters. I’m not sure why I enjoy watching people searching for a new home. It could be my nosy-nature, wanting to see what other people have (and can afford). ... Read more
I’m a mom of a “certain age.” My first daughter was born when I was 39 and my second at 41. I didn’t plan it out that way. It just happened to take me longer to find the man I would marry. (Or, ... Read more
Every time I see an article about breastfeeding, I see the following statement (or something similar), “Breastfeeding is hard.” Every article seems to bemoan all the challenges of breastfeeding ... Read more