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Dream Big Princess

In Cooking & Crafting, Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews by Jen26 Comments

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireBigDreams #DreamBigPrincess #CollectiveBias When my middle daughter Rebekah was about 2 years old one day she looked up at me and pointing to herself stated, “I Princess.” I smiled and responded in the affirmative that yes indeed she was a Princess and she …

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You Can Call Me Lucky

In Cooking & Crafting, Motherhood, Parenting by Jen33 Comments

Last night I happily pulled out my lucky four leaf clover socks from the back of the drawer, because now that Valentine’s Day is over and done (whew) I am ready for St Patrick’s Day! I love this holiday, because A) I am actually Irish. I even have a green eyed daughter. B) The food is amaze-balls! So let’s kick …

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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 …