Hi! I’m jill.

I love all things kids, connection, and confidence. I also love beautiful (and full) coffee mugs, any type of game, and reading.

Welcome to Confidence Meets Parenting!

A while back (maybe I should say a long while back) I started this blog as a way to share the fun learning activities I did with my kids. I sprinkled in some of my favorite parenting techniques and a few self-care tips.

Somewhere along the way, I started collecting jokes. What began as a sneaky way to send love notes in my son’s lunch box, turned into a huge list of joke, riddle, and pun collections.

I hear from readers all the time about really cool ways they’re using the jokes! I had no idea jokes could be such a powerful connection tool.

On this page, I’ve shared some of these amazing ideas!


Jokes for the win:

“Some time ago, I started sharing jokes with my grandkids!  I am sending Holiday jokes now, in the countdown to Christmas. I text them one per day. I love that it is “our thing: and you know, it’s all really about ways to connect.” – Linda

Each Joke Post Comes with a Printable

On each joke, riddle, or pun post, you’ll find a printable of the jokes. Once you have the printable there are a lot of different ways you can use it.

  • Send a joke in the lunch box or in the pencil pouch if your little one buys lunch.
  • Memorize a riddle to share on the drive to or from school.
  • Put a joke or pun on the fridge, see who can figure it out first.

Reader Ideas

I smiled for days about this one

“My husband and I have 18 hens and we get 18 eggs a day….way too many for just us two.  We give most of the eggs away to a Senior Apartment Facility near us. We pack up the eggs in half cartons and in each half carton we include a chicken joke.  It’s nothing special but we think sharing a smile and a laugh is good medicine at any age. That’s how we use the chicken jokes.  LOL.” – Janey

My Favs

Fav Joke

It came from Summer Jokes.

Fav Game

Catan! This pic came from Date Night at Home

Fav parenting tip

Because… bedtime!

Fav activity

Tic Tac Toe
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Author Bio

Jill Riley created her blog ConfidenceMeetsParenting.com to help other parents build their confidence one moment at a time. The main focus of her blog is laughter, connection, and celebration of all the small wins.