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Jenny

Jenny
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Jenny is a Madison transplant from Winona, MN, with imaginative and talkative twin boys Cameron and Carson, born November 2010, and one very old kitten Arabella, born March 2003, and one very young kitten JoJo, born May 2018. Her husband is a Madison native and suckered her in to staying. She graduated in 2001 from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a bachelor's degree in English Literature, currently working in financial services full-time and writing in her scant spare time when inspiration strikes. She tentatively blogs, with brutal honesty, on whippedcreamandkittens.com and frequently Instagrams. Besides whipped cream and kittens, she loves reading, writing, coffee, wine, cooking, traveling, movies, and spending time with family and close friends. Jenny is thrilled to be on the Madison Moms Blog team and happy to share her wacky and sarcastic tales of Madison momhood.

I’m Fine.

So often we utter this response when asked how we are. A simple, friendly "How are you?" is well-meaning. I appreciate someone asking me, someone wanting to know about my well-being. So the typical...

If I Can Survive Disneyland, Anyone Can

I'm going to start off by saying, I am an impatient introvert. In my childhood, I had never been to an amusement park larger than the Six Flags in Shakopee, MN (RIP, Prince). My...

I Need to Calm Down

I am a Type-A-ish person and easily irritated. When something isn't how I want it or think it should be, I can go a wee bit ballistic. There are times this annoying personality trait...

Simple Truths I Have Learned By 40

As I stare down the barrel of the gun that is turning 40 years old, here are some pearls of wisdom I have managed to gather and hold on to along the way. I...

What If This Were Your Last Year?

What would you do if you found out you had one year left to live, non-negotiable? Would you smother your children and family with so much love that they scrambled away from you? Would you make...

I Hate Being The Momager, But I Cannot Help Myself

Let me begin by stating, I am far from perfect. I am not a neat person. I am pretty careless about putting my things back in their proper place or organization in general. I...

I Used To Be That Mom

I see you moms out there with your young children, enjoying all sorts of family-friendly activities. I see the joy on your faces as you watch the joy on theirs. Excuse me if I...

Not a Summer-Loving Mom

I don't love summer. I'm (again) in the minority, I'm sure. Here in the Midwest, it's hot and humid, both of which make me ornery. It's mosquito-y. The sun rises early, which I am...

Pros and Cons of Having Twins

Nine years ago, on April Fool's Day no less, I found out I was pregnant with twins. It was the happiest surprise I have ever received. Certainly I didn't think we would be proud...

When Your Parenting Partner Leaves (Temporarily, For a Work Trip)

A fun and not-at-all-stressful thing that happens sometimes is my husband traveling for about a week for work. He used to do this once a year when the kids were preschoolers, and lately it's...

To All the Moms

To the moms who don't have the babies they wished for To the moms who have babies they didn't plan for To the moms who didn't birth their own babies To the moms whose babies are better...

Bringing Home a New (Fur) Baby

After years of half-jokingly pleading with my husband for another kitten, I was shocked and amazed last summer when he agreed to let me bring home a new furry family member. Having decided against...