Jenny Wright



School’s Out for Summer

School’s Out for Summer

It’s summer. I’m sitting at the pool, watching the kids swim. They don’t need me here. They hardly know I’m here. I’m not hovering, I swear. I’m tucked far away in the shade. They’re here with friends, all of whom are old enough to be here without me. I’ll let them… soon. The Boy got […]

Practically Perfect in Every Way

Practically Perfect in Every Way

“How was ‘Mary Poppins’?” That’s the No. 1 question I’m asked, at least once daily, by friends who didn’t see the show. A lot of you get it, but some don’t. “Are you so glad it’s over? Happy to have your life back?” Great. No. That was our life. That’s the short version. As y’all […]

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

We hear it all the time: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I call bull honkey. Total crap. It’s like the advice they (the royal they, with all the answers) give brides when it rains on their wedding day. “They say it’s good luck if it rains on […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

Do you ever feel like your email must be broken? I feel like there’s a holding cell out there somewhere, where urgent emails are kept prisoner until past the applicable date of need. That’s the only explanation. It’s not that people just aren’t replying. Also, if you expect me to believe you didn’t see my […]

If It Ain’t Broke

If It Ain’t Broke

Y’all are gonna think I’m crazy. You probably already do, but this might confirm it. A couple of weeks ago, I was taking a quick afternoon nap (timer set, 10 minutes only, nearly a daily requirement) and woke up feeling worried. The Girl was at her soccer game, The Boy home with me. I thought, […]

Music Matters

Music Matters

I had a scare today. In life’s big picture, it wasn’t too bad. There wasn’t any physical harm. No one died or was diagnosed with something terminal. A friend lost her brother last week, and another had to perform the Heimlich on her choking daughter. Those are serious. This still scared me. My phone buzzed, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

I hope everyone survived Masters week. I’ve heard some horrible rental stories. I won’t ever understand how a human can come in to another human’s space and disrespect it. A friend had smokers in her house. As in, they smoked in her home while she was away. Who does that? I mean, besides the a-holes […]

Tips for the Manners Impaired

Tips for the Manners Impaired

Can we talk about manners for a minute? I’m not gonna mention the teenage driver who honked at me and made a “you idiot” gesture at me the other day. I wanted to get out and calmly tell him I had to cross all lanes of traffic quickly to make a U-Turn, but I didn’t. […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

Aren’t y’all excited? I finally got a new phone. We were able to swing it a little earlier than March 30, which is a favorable outcome. Chunks of glass were beginning to dislodge on a regular basis. I was having a hard time reading the texts I was sending, too. When obstructed by a spider […]

The Big 1-0

The Big 1-0

My daughter turns 10 this week. I know y’all are sick of hearing about birthdays but this one is big. No more single digit children in our house. It’s bittersweet. She wasn’t a bad baby. She ate really well and slept even better. She was also opinionated. She could do everything “ALL by herself.” It […]