Jen K

Jen is a stay-at-home mom to a two-year-old daughter, a greyhound, and 2 3/4 cats (one is missing a leg). She is also working to trap, spay/neuter, and return the neighborhood feral cats. So she has plenty of experience mediating toddler/animal disputes! She earned an accounting degree from MTSU then did a brief stint in the Army before moving to Birmingham to work as an accountant. She met her husband at a medieval dance class and the rest is, as they say, history.

How I Became a Crazy Cat Lady in 10 Easy Steps

With this handy guide you too can become the neighborhood crazy cat lady. Isn't that what every little girl secretly aspires to? No? Just me, then? OK. Moving on. Step 1. Notice a litter of...

A Letter to My Best Friend

Hey You, It’s me, saying thank you … again. I know I say it a lot. I think I repeat it so often because those two words aren’t really expressing the depth of my...

Parenting Really Is Hard!

I want to tell you all a secret. Before I had my daughter, I didn't think parenting would be hard. In fact, I thought it would be pretty easy. I'll give you a minute...

ADHD Medication Makes Me a Better Mother

This is going to take some explanation, so bear with me while I face some hard truths and explain my mentality in order to get to my point. Medication I don’t like to take medication. Clearly,...

Even Secular Easter Is About Magic

I was going to write about fun ways to celebrate Easter in a non-Christian home, so I asked a friend if she celebrates Easter, hoping for some tips. Her response: “We’re not religious. If...

Wait a Sec… Are These Toddler Activities Actually for Me?

Somewhere along the line, I became convinced I needed to keep my toddler occupied. Maybe it was all those Pinterest posts ... “20 Crafts for 1 Year Olds”, “Activities Your Toddler Will Love”, “Keep...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Jen K

Birmingham I moved to Birmingham six years ago from Indianapolis. I know a guy who did the opposite, and what he misses most about Birmingham is how everyone talks to you. What I miss most...