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.
When I was single, I would imagine my future children; children whose names I had long ago picked out (Gabriel and Virginia) while daydreaming during classes in college. What I didn’t factor in ... Read more
I’ve turned into a paranoid mess. And, I hate it. I’m 10 1/2 weeks pregnant and not enjoying my pregnancy. Instead, I keep waiting for a sign that I’m losing this baby like I did the last ... Read more
Over a year ago, I decided to try to potty train Ginny, who was just over two-years-old then. I looked for signs of readiness, and, admittedly, didn’t see any. Despite that, I decided to try anyway. Read more
Being pregnant seems to invite conversation from random strangers to yourself. While there are plenty of polite people who know how to engage in conversation without offending someone, there are ... Read more