Jenny Wright



15 in 5

15 in 5

We survived our family’s birthday season. The Boy is 11, The Puppy is 1 and The Girl is 9. Mama and Daddy’s birthdays don’t matter, and that’s okay. We still have two parties to host, but they’re low key. His is low key. He doesn’t even like for people to sing to him in public. […]

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Please forgive me. I’ve been preoccupied lately, and I haven’t had time to think about anything very interesting. I know about the weather and my kids, and I’ve taken the time to have an occasional glass of wine with my husband to talk about both. These phases happen, I suppose. My house is a wreck, […]

Not your typical Valentine’s Day

Not your typical Valentine’s Day

I had the strangest day last week. It was Valentine’s Day, which is usually pretty uneventful for us. We don’t do much to celebrate, besides buying candy for the kids and drinking a nice bottle of wine. When we were first married, we went out to dinner around the 14th, but never on the actual […]

Death Becomes Us

Death Becomes Us

What is up with all the funerals lately? I’m kidding. The past week has been unusual, though. And yes, unusual equals sad, too. I’m not a total jerk. I mean, people die. It’s part of life. Sometimes, though, it seems like death is everywhere. It feels like more than we can handle. A friend’s grandmother, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since that crazy ice storm. So far, we’ve escaped the wrath of a nasty winter. I probably just jinxed us. Whoopsie. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I hate winter. The clothes are fun for a few weeks, but the cold depresses me. Please […]

It’s a Big Deal

It’s a Big Deal

Thump thump. Thump thump. I’m sure my heart beat was audible. I pulled in to the parking space right in front. It was a good sign. I gathered everything I needed, being careful not to forget a thing. I did turn the car off and locked it, keys in hand. The front doors were all […]

Science Is Not Fair

Science Is Not Fair

It’s science fair project season. Ask just about any parent, and they’ll tell you it’s more like torture season. In theory, science fair projects are a good idea. They provide good training for completing a big project, step by step. Students learn about science. They also learn to pick an experiment that requires minimal effort […]

And They Lived Happily Ever After

And They Lived Happily Ever After

Because I’m always watching for people to do crazy things, I was elated about the inside info I got recently. A crazy thing was about to happen. My friends Erin, Gary and I were sitting at the bar at a local restaurant, when the GM (thanks, Darby!) told us the plan. A guy was coming […]

Here’s to You, Here’s to Me

Here’s to You, Here’s to Me

Here we go again, mmm. Another year, another resolution, right? A new exercise regime, plans to do this and that more, clean eating. The list goes on and on. They’re often empty promises, made after a rough year or a gluttonous holiday season. Okay, maybe empty is a little too harsh. Good intentions abound. Gyms […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

When your son puts on a suit for the first time, it’s a big deal. If you see him shaking the groom’s hand, congratulating him on such a lovely wedding, grab the tissues. (January) For the moms out there who hate me for changing my “You have to be 10 before your ears will be […]