Welcome to Get it Together Mom!
Hi, I’m Jenny. I might be many things to many people, but my favorite titles are wife and mom.
My wonderful husband and I have one daughter, K, who is 2 years old now and totally running the show!
Like most moms, I battled (and still do sometimes!) with the feeling that there are just not enough hours in the day to do ALL of the things that NEED to be done.
Unlike a lot of moms, I’m actually honest about it.
Being a mom is tough. Like climbing Mount Everest in your underwear while juggling bubbles kind of tough.
But it can also be hilarious!
I started this blog because I wanted to give other moms a place to go for some honest, real advice about time management, cleaning, organization, and all those other fun mom-related topics we spend our nights researching on Google and Pinterest.
More importantly, I wanted to give moms a place to laugh, be honest, and feel better knowing that there are other moms out there going through the same things as you.
You’re not the only one wondering why your child stopped sleeping through the night at two and a half years old or why the same techniques you used on your first kid aren’t working on your second.
You’re also not the only one wondering how often “normal” people wash their sheets!
So, who am I?
Prior to having my daughter, I worked full-time as a Registered Nurse in a local community hospital. At the time, I thought it was one of the most challenging, fulfilling things I had ever done with my life.
Then my daughter was born.
Now I work part-time overnight on the weekends so I can be home with K during the week.
Still, even being home all week long, I was initially surprised by how hard it was to get it all together (bills, laundry, groceries, cleaning, etc) while being a “good mom.”
Mom guilt is real, people.
While trying to be perfect and “do it all,” I found myself constantly comparing my home to other people’s or comparing myself to other moms.
It didn’t take long before I burned out and realized that I needed to stop making “perfection” the goal because, in mom-world, perfection doesn’t exist.
Once I discarded the ridiculous notion of perfection, I wondered what’s left?
Pretty much, just be grateful for progress.
And that, my friends, is what this blog is all about.
Seeing the silver lining around that circle of urine on your child’s bedsheets (at least they’re hydrated), and then reading a blog post about how to get said urine out of your child’s bedsheets. 😉
Interesting facts about me….
- I have a cleaning & organizing “habit” that dances on the line of being an obsession
- I’m a big nerd when it comes to history (You would think the owner of my Netflix account is 80 years old)
- I can flip bottles like Tom Cruise in Cocktail…but I don’t jump on couches. 😉
Now, let’s get back to you…
Do you have a particular problem that you need help with?
My goal is to make your life easier so you can spend less time getting it together and more time enjoying being a mom.
Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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