Jenna Quentin

Jenna Quentin
Jenna is a Kansas girl who married a Frenchman and lived her personal fairytale in Bordeaux, France for five years. In 2013, they moved back to raise their four children in Newton, where her husband is a firefighter. Jenna brought back a love of the French language, culture, cuisine and cheese. She never thought she would fall equally in love with Kansas and the Wichita area, where she feels so supported as a woman and mom. She is a WAHM, with a media startup.

12 Read-Aloud Books To Educate and Discuss with Your Kids

I’m convinced that one of the greatest activities I can do with my kids is to read out loud to them. There are whole websites devoted to the topic, like Read-Aloud Revival, so I...

Mom Music for Every Mood

As women and mamas, we have lots of moods. I mean, we’re rock stars, but we’re still human.  There are seasonal moods (pool season and snuggle season), and different times of the month (hormonal and...hormonal.)...

3 Things I’ve Learned About Motherhood from Writer’s Block

There are times when the words won’t come. Even after some 13 years of writing for magazines, newspapers, blogs, and a self-published book.  I stare at the computer. It stares at me. It’s kind of like...

How To Be Less Social If You’re An Extrovert

You have probably seen or read “helpful” articles that instruct introverts on “How to Be More Social.” What?? My favorite people are introverts, all beautiful souls who I wouldn’t change for the world. Since...
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A Letter to My Grandma

Dear Grandma, You hold a special place in my heart. Even though we see each other regularly, I need to say about how much you mean to me. You’ve been a constant presence in my life...

When You’ve Lost That Christmas Spirit

You know the feeling. That little jump in your tummy at a great light display, that sigh as you snuggle on the couch with a Hallmark movie, the sparkle over all the activities. That...

The Finer Things That Everyone Can Enjoy

The “finer things” by the common definition just aren’t present in everyone’s life and choices globally. Maybe that adds to the allure for some, because this lifestyle is elite. Exclusive. High-end. Gourmet. But what are...

4 Ways I’m Raising Conservationist Kids

We are quiet conservationists. My daily lifestyle and what I model for my four children is more important to me than being a loud activist. If the earth is borrowed from our children, then I...

6 Parenting Tips From Pixar Moms

When you watch Pixar films on repeat, you start noticing details beyond the storyline of a rat in Paris (Ratatouille is my fave).  I have to hand it to those writers who gave us...

A Letter to My Siblings Decades Younger Than Me

I remember what year the you were born, because it was the year that I graduated high school. A twin brother and sister, added to a 3-year-old Gigi. You three were your own little...

What Losing My Father Has Taught Me

Father’s Day has changed for me, from childhood to adulthood. Now I celebrate my husband, the father of my children. But the biggest change is that when I was 30 years-old, my own father...

15 Taylor Swift Quotes For Moms

Sometimes moms need the clever lyrics of our girl, Taylor Swift, in our speakers and earbuds. Take it to the next level the next time you encounter one of these Taylor-made situations so you...

Can I Parent Four Kids at the Same Time?

Wherever I go, people say, “You’ve got your hands full!” I look at my four children, ages 9 months to 9 years. “Full of good things,” is my standard response, even when it’s a little...

How Moana Guided Me Through An Identity Crisis

"Can I ask your name?” I told the woman who I was and saw the click as she registered why I looked familiar. “Oh! I know your sisters!” Even with date night makeup, strangers who know my...