Jen Inchiostro

the daily life of a nerdy mom

  • A day in the life: Sunday Edition

    A day in the life: Sunday Edition

    Every Sunday, after church, we feed the unhoused in our Church community. When we started in November- we tried doing it every first Sunday… whether it was the weather or the inconsistent nature- we didnt have many people showing up. Now that we are doing it EVERY Sunday, we have 20-30 people weekly, and growing….

  • Independent Book Store Day!

    Independent Book Store Day!

    We decided to check out a new bookstore in our area- only 2 miles away! We really loved that the store felt curated. Sometimes boosters that sell new AND used books feel stuffed to capacity and overwhelming… WHICH, to be fair, we ALSO ADORE. It is just that you have to be in the mood…

  • Friends of the Library Bag Sale! A Love Story.

    Once a month, the kids and I wake up at 8am on a Saturday to get to the Library Book Sale before it opens to the public. It is the ONLY thing that gets us up this early… even church starts later. We are library LOVERS. Truly. We are at the library a MINIMUM of…

  • The Treadmill Affair

    There is a funny story in here- for me- because I have sworn up and down that I would NEVER AGAIN buy a treadmill. EVER AGAIN. Cedric has wanted one and we came to an agreement that we would get a gym membership instead. Then the teens found a treadmill FOR FREE from someone in…

  • Spring Cleaning of the Yard!

    the sun decided to show itself to us here in Michigan and the temperatures were perfect for yard work! the crew that mows our lawn did the first cut and we got out there to try and get more of the leaves handled. This area of the back of our yard is all Rose of…

  • Gleaners Food Bank

    Today Jared took Olive and Cedric to volunteer at the food bank- this was their third time there with a group from church. Their group packed fresh turnips, beets, and parsnips into mesh bags and others packed up boxes to be distributed. The team’s hardworking yielded 15,408 pounds of bagged root vegetables and 880 boxes,…

  • A Spiritually Charged Saturday

    The weekend started off with a Lay Eucharist Minister training. I have felt that my baptism last May was life changing, spiritually. It wasn’t expected to be life changing, as I was already living my life as a very eclectic and EXTREMELY non-traditional christian (with the small C- I didn’t do organized religion after leaving…

  • Baseball Season!!!

    Baseball Season!!!

    We had tickets to a game last week and it was rained out- everyone was SO BUMMED, but we ended up getting tickets to the game today and the weather was unbelievably good! Perfect seats, perfect heat and an all around perfect day…. except we lost. We had such a great day- Jared dropped us…