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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 …

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If Adults Acted Like Toddlers We Would Go To Jail

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen62 Comments

My fourth child and youngest daughter Anneliese just celebrated her 2nd birthday in March. Having reached this milestone a few times before with previous children, I am equal parts self congratulatory mixed in with a healthy dose of desperation. First off, I am pleased in the fact that I survived the initial sleep deprived baby years and have now progressed …

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The War On Women

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen44 Comments

First off, you should understand that this is not a political post. I’ve been an activist, and at times a very effective activist. This post isn’t about that. This post is about people. One of today’s big buzz phrases is “The War On Women” I tire of hearing that phrase, especially with the context for which it is currently being …