Jenny is a Northeast Ohio native who relocated to Council Bluffs in 2012. She is a single mom homeschooling her three teenaged children, Austin, Elliana and Jonathan. Her background is in Secondary English Education and Theatre. While homeschooling takes up a majority of her time, you may find her buried in a book, crocheting, working her home based business ( or eagerly writing YA and children's books. You can also learn more about her wonderfully ​quirky little family and her thoughts on her ever deepening faith through her blog, notes of jubilee ( where she shares the joys of everyday life as a mother and various product reviews.
kid friendly april fools

Kid-Friendly Pranks for April Fool’s Day

“April Fools!” What fun your kids have shouting that phrase! Wanna have some fun too? Here are a few kid- and parent-friendly pranks that I’ve gleaned from across the internet. From the day’s beginning...
organizing tips for busy moms

Organizing Hacks for the Busy Mom

I like having a neat and tidy house, but I dislike the work it requires. I have teens to help shoulder the load, but that doesn’t mean I am not interested in just about...

Make Journaling Work for You

You’re tired and busy. The last thing you want is to add something to your to do list. I get it. But may I suggest log booking or journaling?

Living Divorced

I’ve just spent more hours than I care to admit researching, installing, and troubleshooting the “best” parental app for my youngest son’s phone. The app that worked on the two older teens’ phones didn’t...

Dealing With Loneliness Over the Holidays – One Single Mom’s Ideas

Loneliness is a road we all travel down one time or another. For single and divorced moms, loneliness during the holidays can feel excruciating. My loneliness is palpable on the holidays my children spend...

Unusual Christmas Traditions

Part of what makes Christmas so special are the traditions we uphold. From Christmas Eve pajamas, putting up the tree Thanksgiving night, setting cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer, we all...

Encouraging Growth in Your Introverted Child: Part 2

  I saw the flash of fear in his eyes. His breath exited in a forceful whoosh of anxiety. The protest in my son’s voice startled me. And my heart clinched in a way...

Helping Your Introverted Child Make Friends

  It can be quite confusing if your happy-go-lucky child suddenly begins behaving differently in public than at home. He might become withdrawn even when you know he’s had a terrific time at a friend’s...

The Sisterhood of Friendship

“You know what the secret is? It's so simple. We love one another. We're nice to one another. Do you know how rare that is?” -- Ann Brashares, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Perhaps you've...

Throwing a Fantastic Garden Party

  Warmer weather has all of us thinking of spending more time outdoors. What better way to celebrate than with a garden party? Here are a few tips and recipes that will help make your...