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Common Core? Let’s Start With Common Sense!

In Parenting by Jen10 Comments

This is nine-year-old Kamryn Renfro:             When her best friend, elven-year-old Delaney Clements had a relapse of Neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer requiring chemotherapy, Kamryn shaved her head as a sign of solidarity with Delaney.         Here is the snuffle-inducing quote from Delaney: “I was really excited I would have …

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A Guide To Creating Magic

In Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen21 Comments

Today I created magic, not the sort that would help me fly to far away lands or the kind of magic that can vanquish the villain.Today I created magic, not the sort that would help me fly to far away lands or the kind of magic that can vanquish the villain. This kind of magic occurs only when you use …

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Man-day Post: The Boys (and Girls) of Summer

In Man-day by Jensguy9 Comments

It’s time for this weeks Man-day post by Jensguy.   This picture represents the entirety of my Little League playing career. Some things about that: 1.  Notice that we weren’t named the Dodgers, Bears, or anything like that.  We were Lin’s Groceries.  We matched up against teams like Chuck’s Auto and Red Rock RV Resort.  Also, note the blue jeans and …

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How To Make Glitter Slime

In Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen22 Comments

My children love making slime. Who am I kidding, I love it too! And of course with three girls in my family anything with a touch of sparkle seems to be well received. If you have never made slime before it is the easiest thing ever. Promise. Here’s What You Need: 1 bottle Elmer’s Glitter Glue 1/2 cup water 1 …

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Tips For Picking Your March Madness Bracket

In Man-day by Jensguy7 Comments

It’s time for this week’s Man-Day Installment from Jensguy. So, if you have ever lacked the desire to fill out a bracket sheet for the NCAA Basketball Tournament, there now are one billion reasons why.  Billionaires Dan Gilbert and Warren Buffet are offering $1,000,000,000 for the person who picks a perfect bracket this season.  Of course there are better odds …

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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 …