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You’re Going To Make It After All

In Blogging, Motherhood, Parenting by Jen38 Comments

You’re Going To Make It After All Let’s set the mood for this post. I launched JENerally Informed in February of 2014. I had no idea exactly where I was going with this blog, but I wanted a place to share the stories and things that mattered to me. Truthfully, I had no expectations for this space and since 2014 …

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The Christmas List

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen44 Comments

When my husband and I were first married we lived far away from family and that first Christmas I still wanted to connect with all of our loved ones even though we couldn’t be together. So I decided to send out Christmas cards. Because Microsoft Outlook wasn’t available back then, I went out and purchased an inexpensive softcover address book …

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Finding Something To Be Grateful For

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen39 Comments

This week is proving to be very deeply and personally difficult for me. I am in the middle of helping to make some rather important decisions that will impact other people’s lives. People for whom I am responsible and care deeply for. And because of this, it feels like my fears, insecurities and self doubt are winning the war against …

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Prepare Your Daughter for Menstruation – BlogHer

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen

I remember the day my period started for the first time. I was 12 and other than hearing the vague and cryptic comments from my friends at school and an older sister who had shared a little bit about their own experiences with me, I was woefully unprepared.  I have good parents whom I love dearly, but I think there …

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My Little Fighter

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen41 Comments

Fourteen years ago I became a mother. This is my shared story of love, loss, strength and September 11th. Mostly it is the beginning of the story for My Little Fighter. Because there are many more stories yet to be written for her. Fourteen years ago I was young and I was pregnant with my first child. It had been …

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That Day I Froze And A Discussion On Anatomy

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen36 Comments

That Day I Froze And A Discussion On Anatomy There really is a difference between being an actual parent and just talking about being one. In my case, this became readily apparent when I realized that some of my pre parenting plans of action would be more difficult to follow through on than I anticipated. For example before children, I …

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Top Ten Tip-Offs You Are A Mother

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen44 Comments

A few weeks ago I was invited to guest blog by my friend Lysa and today on JENerally Informed in honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share an expanded version of the post I shared over there. To all of my fellow Mothers out there, here are the Top Ten Tip-Offs You Are A Mother: 1. You carry around …