Jenny Wright



Give It a Rest, Judgers… and Blink Every Once in a While

Give It a Rest, Judgers… and Blink Every Once in a While

I’m trying to give the benefit of the doubt here. I want to assume positive intentions. It’s likely there wasn’t any malicious intent, but because of recent debates, I’m sensitive. Maybe I’m confused. Are we supposed to be taking our kids out to eat or not? I know it’s entirely up to me, technically. I […]

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 […]

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh

We took the kids to sleepaway camp a few weeks ago. We dropped them off, in the middle of Alabama, with a bunch of complete strangers in the middle of the woods. They loved it. Growing up, I had friends who went to camp, but I never went. Well, unless you count Chuck Kriese Tiger […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

I’m trying to figure out why the Dairy Queen behind Daniel Village decided to renovate in the middle of summer. I’m no ice cream expert, but it seems Blizzards would sell amazingly well in the middle of July. Speaking of July, the fireworks this year were beyond sufficient. I love a good fireworks show, but […]

Truly Local

Truly Local

Sitting at the bar at Finch & Fifth in Surrey Center a few weeks ago, I picked up an interesting tin I’d been eyeing for a few minutes. I’m not openly admitting how often we are there (though they do have great food and a two for $10 drink special every Tuesday), but it’s enough […]

Rumor Mill

Rumor Mill

Have y’all heard about the crazy gang initiation at Target? It happened last Tuesday-ish. It was in broad daylight. So scary! Here’s a brief synopsis of the original post. In the comments that followed, people expressed their gratitude for the information, because it’s important information. We should be aware of such things, so we know […]

Who Has to Use the Potty?

Who Has to Use the Potty?

Ah, the family road trip. I’ll admit that they’re much easier as our kids get older. The list of things to pack shrinks as we have outgrown diapers, bottles and sippy cups. There are some must-haves, but they change from trip to trip. For the most part, they pack their own stuff. The Girl’s bag […]

It’s Just Stuff

It’s Just Stuff

I just checked on my children. They’re supposed to be cleaning their rooms. It’s summer, so I’m not too strict about what they need to do each day, but I spelled out my plan a couple of weeks ago. Little by little, throughout the summer, we are getting rid of stuff. Hearing the stories of […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

I have an unhealthy fear of car accidents. It’s likely because I’ve been in a couple of scary ones that were totally unavoidable. Hearing of the bus accident this week, I feel for the trucker who tried to avoid the bus as it crossed the center line. If you are texting and driving, DUI, speeding […]

Age Is Just a Number

Age Is Just a Number

It’s funny how differently people feel about birthdays. I’ve told y’all before about my friend who celebrates an entire month of her birth every year. I think it started with a week, but, from there, it morphed into all of September. She loves it. And why not? It is something to be celebrated. She’s alive, […]