jen groeber: mama art

4 kids in 3 years: reflections on motherhood, art and life.

Category Archives: These Rhyme!

An Ode to the Second Day of School

The first day of school is a shitstorm of pain. Is it sunny and hot with a chance of cold rain? Why is it so damn early, every year such … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

Elf on the Shelf: A Re-Purposed Re-Poem

It’s the first day of December and what should appear? But Mr. Elf on the Shelf, the puppet so dear. He’s hiding in nooks, humping a small wooden lamb Frosty Bo … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 19 Comments

Typhoid Mary, A Poem

There was a girl named Mary Mallon one hundred years ago She lived in the city that never sleeps, moving from home to home An Irish cook, some would call … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

If I Wrote a Food Blog, Dreams of a Stay-at-Home Mom

If I wrote a food blog, it’d only have one page, A single recipe that would take center stage. Single moms would use it, grannies on the go, nursing moms … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 11 Comments

Elf on the Shelf: A Poem

Twas the midnight before December and all through the house There I was tip-toeing, just like a big mouse, Looking in places you’d never go look For a cute little … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 11 Comments

Thank You, Dr. Suess

I’m terrible at thank yous. I mean, I’m not bad at saying them. I say thank you all the time, like every time the waiter refills my glass of water … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

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