Jenny is a stay-at-home mom and writer living in East Memphis with her husband Jason, who has spent his entire life mastering the art of the “dad joke.” Her daughter Calliope was born in 2014, much to the annoyance of her two dogs (they’ve warmed up now that Calliope is older and sharing her food with them). She enjoys coming of age novels, board games and magic tricks. She tries to live by Edith Wharton’s advice to "be happy in small ways" which is why she gets a genuine thrill whenever she successfully folds a fitted sheet.

Five Bonkers Things You’ll Do To Get Pregnant

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. The old rhyme makes it sound so straightforward, doesn't it? You decide you want a baby so you stop your birth control,...

The Lazy Mom’s Intro to Composting (with DIY tutorial.)

Years ago, before I abandoned my aspirations to be a cool urban homesteader, I built a compost bin. I only used it for a few months before I fell out of the habit and...

3 Reasons to Love a Video Monitor

When I was pregnant and registering for baby gear there was one thing that didn’t make the list: a video monitor. My husband and I agreed they were overkill. I mean, what would we...

Seven Kitchen Appliances You Don’t Need (But Might Love Anyway)

  Some very good cooks have railed against single-use kitchen gadgets, claiming they’re a waste of money and kitchen space. Well, I am not a very good cook, and I adore single-use kitchen gadgets. I own...

Keeping Gratitude on the Table

Before we eat dinner, my husband and I share something we’re grateful for. It’s a tradition we started shortly after we were married and decided to have dinner at the table instead of in...

Falling in Love with Memphis as a Mom

Recently I went to my very first Memphis Tigers football game. I’m not a fan of football but some friends had good seats, and my husband and I were desperate for a night out....

Surprise, It’s Postpartum Anxiety!

When I was pregnant I was very concerned with postpartum depression. It was all over the internet, how terrible and insidious it is, how it sneaks-up on you and taints those precious first months...

I’m Writing A Novel in November and You Should Join Me

This November I’m going to try to write a novel in 30 days, just like I have for the past thirteen Novembers. I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month along with several hundred thousand...

901 Rocks!

Have you heard of 901 Rocks, the new game that’s sweeping through Memphis? Created by Midtown residents Lisa Dawson and Amy McSpadden, 901 Rocks combines arts and crafts with treasure hunting. The rules are...

Six Books for Little Memphians

Ready to liven up that bedtime routine with some different books for your kids? We've compiled this fun list of books for children--all about Memphis and Tennessee!   What Every Child Needs To Know About Elvis...