Author Archives: Jen

The Vulnerability in Weddings

Wedding planning.  I was hopelessly, laughably naive. I’m taking a moment here to breathe.  My high anxiety personality is not conducive to planning an event, especially when it’s my own. If I were doing this for someone else, it would … Continue reading

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Right to be Ignorant

I’ve tried to refrain but seriously, this is ridiculous.  First of all, I’d like to see even half the media frenzy over the dead toddlers washing ashore in Europe that I see over Kentucky’s George-Wallace-wanna-be, Kim Davis.  But of course, the … Continue reading

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Our dog, Piper

We said a heartbreaking good-bye to our sweet dog, Piper, yesterday. One might think this wouldn’t hurt so much since we only had Piper since September 1, 2014.  But if so, one would be wrong. We adopted her from a … Continue reading

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Dead Fish Stares and Eye-Rolling

There has never been, nor will there ever be, an experience in the universe more humbling or demoralizing than parenting a teenager. In the interest of keeping it real and not just painting a pretty picture for the general public, … Continue reading

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Ramblings and Wedding Planning

This has nothing to do with anything but in describing someone this morning I said, “She’s younger and would probably be a great choice.”  (No, it wasn’t about employment so don’t start throwing discrimination accusations at me —-  Oh, is that … Continue reading

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Decision Day – As it Happened

We knew it was coming, one way or the other. The buzz (and the anxiety) had grown to a palpable level in our community, in our house, between friends and families, kids and adults. Like so many Junes before, opinion … Continue reading

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30-year-old Friendships

I cannot for the life of me imagine a scenario in which I would consider living in the South again. But the one aspect occasionally tugging me backward is my friends. I miss having real friends, my Chosen Tribe. I … Continue reading

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Whiplash

You are legal strangers to each other… Jodi is a legal stranger to her daughter … You can’t get married … You can’t get a civil union … You can get a civ… no, they shut down the government to prevent it …You can … Continue reading

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High School Residue

In the past two days, I’ve toured three different high schools. By this evening’s end, it will be four. By the end of next week, we’ll have attended four more events at those schools. I am drowning in high school … Continue reading

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The Real New Year

As a parent, the first day of school is ‘the new year’ to me.  January 1st seems almost trivial in comparison.  It’s August that holds the promise and excitement of starting over as you help them assemble school supplies, notebooks, … Continue reading

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