Muddy Monkeys

Because Parenting IS a Laughing Matter

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Identity Crisis

I’ve been having a serious identity crisis lately. I started blogging as a parent of a child with Sensory Processing Disorder, and  I thought I needed to keep that part of my life separate for some reason. So I created Muddy Monkeys (

But as I’ve been writing more and more, I’ve found myself feeling schizophrenic. The simple fact is that family life is family life,even mixed in with additional challenges. And so, after some soul searching, I’ve decided to integrate my life so that my experience is as authentic as possible. There’s no reason to compartmentalize who I am or who my family is. We just are.

So I will no longer write under Muddy Monkeys but under my original path — The Jenny Evolution ( Please join me there for the full story. And join The Jenny Evolution, because we never stop evolving as parents or as people.


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6 Thanksgiving Crafts for Your Busy Turkeys

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And as any parent, I need crafts to keep these kids busy during the holiday season! So what to do with your little turkeys? Here are some great ideas to have some fun and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Turkey Clothespin Placecard

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Confession: I Am A Library Whore

Anyone who knows me knows I will turn tricks to visit the library. When I worked in downtown Chicago, there was nothing better than hopping on the L to Washington Library. I would scarf down two to three books a week.

Having kids, my reading has turned to the more sophisticated tastes of Curious George and Pete the Cat. Continue reading