Abbey Kennedy

Abbey Kennedy
Hello! My name is Abbey Kennedy. I am a sober enneagram four, unschooling femme raising three kids and a dog. I’m also a wife to a software engineer by day, musician by night. I love spending time with my family, my friends, and myself. Walks in nature, works of art, eclectic environments give me life! I also love a good oat milk latte, podcasts for days, writing, self-reflection, dancing, and laughing. Humor steals the show! You can find me on Instagram as @velvet_gazelle.
colored wads of paper on head. ADHD. Des Moines Mom

ADHD Lifesavers

ADHD. I have it. I waited my entire life to find out. For thirty-eight years, part of my self-understanding lay dormant.  I was diagnosed ADHD in January, but had been questioning if I had it...
couple on wedding day. Marriage Age Gap. Des Moines Mom

Marriage with an Age Gap

My partner and I met when I was twenty and he was thirty-three. At the time he thought I was twenty-two and I thought he was twenty-eight (another story for another time). By the...
family with moving boxes. Tips for moving. Des Moines Mom

8 Moving Tips For A Semi Streamline Move

In May of 2021 I was scrolling Zillow and stumbled on a home that caught my eye. The next morning I showed my husband the house I had found. As soon as he saw...
family halloween

Why Halloween Is Magic : A Personal Tale

Isn’t October one of the best months of the year? I know most of you would answer with a resounding “Yes!” Many of us love October because there’s that official feeling of “It’s finally...
saving my life

7 Things that Are Saving My Life

A couple of months ago I sat propped up against my bed pillows. I was scrolling Zillow for fun. My husband and I were close to lights out when I came across a unique...

My Story of Sobriety

It was the Fourth of July 2018. My family and I spent the holiday evening at my cousin's house. We grilled brats and portobellos, watched our kids run through the yard, and engaged in...
screen-free activities

12 (Almost) Screen Free Activities

In the last 13 months, our children have spent a large amount of time utilizing screens. Schooling and working from home has made us use our mobile devices more than ever. I am, no doubt,...

Meet Abbey Kennedy

Hi, I’m Abbey Kennedy! An Iowa native, I was born and raised on Des Moines’ southside. SE 14th gives me good nostalgic vibes! My favorite used bookstore, Help A Mind Thrive, Keep a Book...