Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy started as a way for me to welcome my newest child into the world. It was my third pregnancy after two losses. I was so hopeful that the third time was the charm that I decided to blog about that hope. However, when I lost that baby, the tone of my blog shifted. I published my hope and then the despair to my friends and family. I used my blog as a way to express what I was feeling as my husband and I tried to have a baby.
Initially, the blog was called “Up, Close, & Personal.” It was intended for only friends and family. As time passed, I realized I wanted more from my writing and became a “blogger.” I decided the name needed to change to fit me more and “Adventures” was born. Since then, I’ve worked hard to expand this blog to not only include posts about my family and home, but parenthood and life as I see it, as well as sharing a few recipes. My blog has gone from being one about struggles to one about love, hope, and reality thrown in.
Meet Denise Geelhart, aka Jayhawk Mommy
I’m a 40+year-old stay-at-home mom of three little girls: Gigi, Peanut, and Sweet Pea. I’m married to an amazing man, my favorite meteorologist, Chris. I am a former 1st grade teacher and higher ed professional (basically, I worked in education for 11 years at some level). Since blogging has not brought me any riches, I started selling Pampered Chef to help support my family (okay, give me spending money I don’t feel guilty about having).
In my “spare time,” I enjoy solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way more caffeine than I should! Basically, I’m doing everything I can to survive the toddler and preschool years.
My Cast of Characters
These are the people you will hear most about in my blog…
My loving and supportive husband and I have been together since 2008. He is a meteorologist for the NWS. He is my best friend, closest ally, and partner in crime.
Gigi is a 5-year-old kindergartener and firecracker! She loves to dance, assert her independence (by yelling and refusing to do anything), and give hugs to everyone.
Peanut, my middle child, turned four last November. She glossed over the terrible twos, skated past the threenager stage, and is now knee-deep in Fournado country (Lord, help me!)! Despite that, she is sweet, loving, stubborn, and hates to sleep.
Sweet Pea is our sweet toddler who will turn two in June. She’s observant, sly, and adorable. Oh, and she doesn’t like to sleep at night. Thank goodness for caffeine!
In October 2003, I went to the SPCA in Lakeland, Florida and met Daisy, our energetic cockapoo. Daisy was only about 6 months old. I fell in love with her at once. She’s spunky and quite loving.
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