Profile

Cover photo
Stephanie Jankowski
705 followers|105,839 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
Potty training sucks less with Butt Paste. #ButtPasteMom
Hey, you know what’s really great, and by great, I mean “makes me want to scoop out my eyes with a rusty spork?” Potty training a small human. All the experts tell us to look for SIGNS OF READINESS like dry diapers in the morning or mini-tantrums when one soils herself, but here’s some inside …
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hey #Pittsburgh pals: look ahead to some Fall fun with the +Citizens Bank Children's Theater Series. Enter now to win free tickets to a show of your* choice

*let's be honest: your kid is doing the choosing

#PittsburghCulturalTrust  
My brother-in-law and his super thoughtful wife got my daughter the BEST birthday present when she turned a whole hand old in May. The kid absolutely loved it and it wasn’t even a toy. I KNOW, RIGHT?! My newly minted 5-year-old and her big brother were escorted to downtown Pittsburgh where they enjoyed time with their aunt and uncle at the …
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
Are you a #Pittsburgh  pal? Don't miss this fantastic savings on #IdlewildPark  tickets--this discount is better than what you'll find at the grocery stores or online! Hurry, get your #Idlewild  on!
T-minus seven days until we’re done with school ’round these parts! My brood cannot wait for lazy days in the pool and back yards full of neighbor pals. Personally, I’m excited to not have every second of the day scheduled with another to-do, but remind me I said that when I’m losing my ever loving …
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sugar addiction is real and I'm proof!
Stephanie Jankowski originally shared:
 
Granted, it's not a narcotic or a deadly substance, but I'm seriously struggling over here with SUGAR! I've been sick for the past 10 years and think I finally figured out why...
It started when I was pretty young. I didn’t understand the shame or have words for the feelings of inadequacy. No one said anything, or even indicated they knew I had a problem, but slowly, certain things gave me pause. One memory stands out: On a hot summer day, my Mom had called me and my brother in for lunch. …
1
Sober Mommies's profile photoStephanie Jankowski's profile photo
2 comments
 
Thank you SO much, +Sober Mommies. I was a huge fail today, but trying not to let that define the rest of me! xo
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is a fantastic tool to teach kids about money responsibility. "Earn Your Future" Digital Lab is a must for educators and parents!
Stephanie Jankowski originally shared:
 
What a fantastic tool to teach kids about money responsibility! "Earn Your Future" Digital Lab is a must for educators & parents!  
When I was in a senior in high school, I took a class called Independent Living. I figured since I was leaving for college in a few short months, it was smart to prepare to manage on my own. Only years later did I realize college isn’t quite “independent living” what with the cafeteria or take-out doing my …
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
This was brutal, but so worth it! Can you give us some stretches for the lower back? Thank you!
Have her in circles
705 people
Leslie McCain's profile photo
ScienceOfParenthood's profile photo
Rent to Own Condo Ready for Occupancy's profile photo
Melinda Ralph-Solebello's profile photo
kumar sahil's profile photo
Mack N. Cheese's profile photo
C Hill's profile photo
Jodie Fitz's profile photo
Kathleen Wright (Kidpeople Classroom)'s profile photo

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
#IdlewildPark  is a fantastic place for little ones. We go every year and highly recommend spending the day. Bring a cooler, a wagon for the wee ones, and your bathing suits--Soak Zone is AWESOME!

Click over to the blog for #discount  tickets!
Sometimes, people suck. They’re hateful and hurtful and emphatically unapologetic. They’re purposeful and pointed in their words and actions, aiming to cut others with them. Sometimes, people don’t suck. They go on hugging sprees, give a voice to the voiceless, and stand up for those who are being beaten down. They’re purposeful and pointed in …
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
Though we share household and kid stuffs, our vacation prep is a little...imbalanced.

#Family   #Humor  
I’ve previously written about how my husband enjoys embarking upon irrelevant tasks at the absolute worst times (some of my favorite examples of his nonsense have been published in Jen Mann’s humor anthology I Just Want to Be Alone), particularly while I’m in labor with our babies. One of his more recent stunts was shoving an elaborate meal …
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
Donald Trump-esque racism, elitism, and sexism ruined the school where I used to teach. I LOVED that place and even 10 years later, it pains me to think about how a few hate-fueled people ruined what we had built. 
Lots of local pals read my blog. I tell you that not to toot my own horn, but to explain why I can’t name names or go into too much detail regarding a situation that absolutely should have had–AND STILL SHOULD HAVE–legal ramifications because of the absolute lunacy and illegal/unprofessional manner with which a School Board is …
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
#TeachersAgainstTrump  
yes, please
Stephanie Jankowski originally shared:
 
From the perspective of an educator, here are reasons why literature supports JUST SAYING NO to Trump. #TeachersAgainstTrump
When I began my career, I embodied the perfect trifecta of a promising teacher: tenacious enthusiasm, blind ambition, and bunches and bunches of naivety. That’s what youth affords us: complete oblivion of glass ceilings. Before first-hand experience could taint my fresh face, a fellow English teacher came to me with an incredible idea for a collaborative project. …
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's a sensitive subject, but this public school is taking it on anyway. How do you feel about  #Fairfax  County Public Schools teaching gender identity and #transgender  issues?
Is Fairfax County Public Schools System's plan to include gender issues in its curriculum a lesson in gender fluidity or tolerance?
1
Add a comment...

Stephanie Jankowski

commented on a post on Blogger.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Excellent message and fun giveaway--sharing now!!!!!
Life is a crazy journey on which we see so many other people at a glance. We see all the prettiness of the outsides of their lives. We see their perfect house that they own, their shiny cars, their well behaved children, thei...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
705 people
Leslie McCain's profile photo
ScienceOfParenthood's profile photo
Rent to Own Condo Ready for Occupancy's profile photo
Melinda Ralph-Solebello's profile photo
kumar sahil's profile photo
Mack N. Cheese's profile photo
C Hill's profile photo
Jodie Fitz's profile photo
Kathleen Wright (Kidpeople Classroom)'s profile photo
Work
Occupation
English Teacher
Skills
Growing people, teaching people, and keeping a sense of humor about it all.
Links
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
WhenCrazyMeetsExhaustion.com
Introduction
Hiya, pals! I'm a teacher, writer, wife, mom, and exhausted. 
Bragging rights
I birthed two humans and my work has been featured on Families in the Loop, Mamapedia, Scary Mommy, BlogHer, and WhenCrazyMeetsExhaustion.com.
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Birthday
November 14
Stephanie Jankowski's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
The Mommy Show Comes to YouTube! (Finally)
mommyshorts.com

Guess what, guys? The Mommy Show is debuting on YouTube! Which means, I've got the premiere episode, starring myself, Mazzy and our new frie

The 10 People You Meet In the Hospital
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

If you're new 'round these parts, you may not know that I recently expelled a tiny human from my loins. Baby Girl, mine and the husband's th

Why I Put My Husband (and Sometimes Myself) Before My Kids
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

Before I had my own babies, I envisioned the kind of mother I would be: some Carol Brady mixed with Claire from Modern Family and a pinch of

Disney Told My Kids to Kill Me
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

The kids were playing so nicely. No one was using the other as a balance beam, no one was arguing over the "not broken" pretzel. The baby wa

10 Things I Will (or Won't) Do For My Husband This Father's Day
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

I often rely on my writing to take attention away from the fact that I am the world's worst gift giver. I'm the one who buys you a sweater i

Here, Have a Free Vacation. Really.
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

Dimpled knees and chubby hands. Sweet smiles and coos. Snuggles and soft sighs. Babies. I'll pause for a collective awwww... Done? It's no s

Finding Beauty in Pregnancy
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

I know, I know--"would she please shut up about pregnancy and babies?!" She will not. And here's why: I had professional belly and newborn p

You're Doing OK, Mom
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

Did you bottle or breast feed? Did you sleep train or go with the nighttime flow? Did you adopt the helicopter or free-range parenting style

Bow Down, Peasants, and Win a Phone
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and t

The School Might As Well Be Selling Pot in the Classroom
juliedeneen.com

The kids came home with a breakfast order form yesterday. It's a new offering at the school, for busy parents that don't have time to either

7 Lessons to be Learned From Caillou
www.scarymommy.com

A parenting community for imperfect parents.

My Happy Place
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

If you're a fan of silly movies, as I am, then I'm sure you've seen Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore. When Happy is about to go ape-shit and mis

What Does One Billion Look Like?
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

We used to be tight. Close-knit. We understood one another. And then I got to high school and everything changed. There was a distance betwe

PC
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

Political Correctness burst onto the scene because society decided we should tidy up our language and try really, really hard to make nice w

How To Talk To Your Kids About Oral Sex
juliedeneen.com

I never thought I'd have to explain this to my ten year old."Mom, what's this?"I watched as he held two fingers up, slightly spread apart, a

I Got a Spray Tan. With My Mother.
whencrazymeetsexhaustion.com

Did you know that spray tans are now done one-on-one? Like, the days of you being alone in a shower-esque room with nozzles squirting you ar