Teresa Jenkins

Friday Faves

Friday Faves by Teresa

Happy Friday!  I am so excited to share five favorites that bring me joy. I work to find joy because, frankly, it can be a little hard these days. But guess what, when we try...

Pandemic Holiday Parenting

Planning a holiday with college students during the pandemic presents a host of challenges. Whew, chile. So, first, some details. My oldest is 21 and a junior at a large university out west. He has...
middle school holding backpack

Floating Through Middle School

Recently, someone asked me how things are going, and I replied, “Fine….we are just floating through middle school.” I have been through middle school twice, and I am currently in the middle of my third...

Keeping Kids of All Ages Busy When Working from Home

Quarantine time with children at home can be demanding and challenging. Working from home, parents find themselves juggling their work demands and their children’s distance learning programs. Long hours in ZOOM meetings, returning conference...
parenting during the time of COVID

Co- Parenting During a Pandemic

Living while in quarantine is a challenge on an average day. There is the challenge of secure employment, availability of paper goods, and pending scarcity of food products. Then there is the fear of...
my kids helped with my decision to get a doctorate

Get the Kids in On Decision Making!

We just finished a pretty massive project in our home. No, it was not a remodeling project. It was the completion of my doctoral program. I say “we” because it was a family effort...
new dog

Bringing Home Brandi Lou

We recently added a new puppy to our home. Believe it or not, it was my idea. I thought it would be a nice reward for my daughter who has been a trooper through...