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The “Bossy” Debate

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen15 Comments

    There has been a lot of chatter recently concerning using the word “bossy” when describing a young girl’s behavior. The specific quote being talked about comes from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg,“I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.” I am a mother to three girls and have spent …

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Guest Post: Dressing Up Denim

In Beauty & Fashion by Jen1 Comment

Here on JENerally Informed we like to cover a wide range of topics such as men and minivans, social media stalkers, LEGO and livestock. I think that subject variety is important because none of us are one dimensional. We have, thus far, not discussed fashion. Now I like to look as good as possible, especially when I am wearing jeans, …

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Man-Day Post: What Makes A Man A Hero

In Man-day by Jensguy10 Comments

Another week’s installment of Man-day from Jensguy. This is my grandfather, Ward Harold Jensen: I never knew him, he died of cancer three years before I was born.  He was born just before the turn of this last century, lived most of his life, and died in the small town of Redmond, Utah, which I can almost guarantee that nobody reading this …

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I Am This Week’s Happiness Is Homemade Co-Host

In Blogging by Jen6 Comments

I am super excited to be this week’s co- host for The Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!This is a great link-up with a lot of really great content.  Take a look at last week’s most viewed items from the party:  1. Lemon Bars from Savvy in the Kitchen 2. Make your Pics more Pinteresting by Darlene Nemeth 3. A Burger’s …

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And She Grew And She Grew

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen10 Comments

One year ago today I gave birth to my fourth child, Anneliese. She was so very little and not particularly pleased to see any of us. She fussed about her new lodgings quite ferociously for weeks, but how very quickly she became loved by her 3 older siblings and parents. She was hardly ever put down and all of us …

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Books For Your Little Train Enthusiast

In Parenting by Jen13 Comments

  We have already established my son’s love of  Lego, but before this his first love was anything to do with trains. I have spent hours over his 9 year life span finding books online and in the library all about this beloved transportation choice. He can quote facts about trains that impress and astound. He still loves trains and …

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8 Things We NEED to Bring Back from the 80’s

In Parenting by Jen22 Comments

A few days ago my children, whom I love, pointed out that I was born in a whole other century way back in the 1900’s. These are the moments you realize that those beautiful children you have raised, fed, and clothed for years may not make it to adulthood! I told them that just because this was a “new” century …

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A Last Word On Love

In Parenting by Jen1 Comment

February seems like the month many of us focus on and think about love. My husband and I have never really been big Valentines Day sort of people. We of course make sure our kids have Valentines and do fun things for them to make the day special, but I have never really gotten into the whole “Here’s your box …

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So What’s Good On Netflix?

In Parenting by Jen4 Comments

My family is almost to the point that we watch more NETFLIX than regular Television. I can actually foresee a point that we could do away with satellite television altogether.  The biggest hangup is probably the hubs sports programming. That being said, there is a lot of good and bad on NETFLIX with a definite lack of newer movies to …

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Everything Is Awesome- Lego Stuff

In Parenting, Reviews by Jen13 Comments

My 9 year old son Caleb doesn’t just like LEGO he LOVES LEGO. He is especially fond of anything to do with LEGO Star Wars. About 6 months ago I signed up to receive free copies of the LEGO magazine. Caleb loves it and devours each and every new edition of the magazine. Here is the link so you can …