Jenny Wright



Opting Out

Opting Out

We’ve been talking of golf and weddings. It’s a beautiful time of year — mostly. If you have a child in public school, or if you are an educator, or if you live anywhere but under a rock, you’ve heard the whining. Everyone’s stressed and filled with dread. There’s fear of the unknown and, worse, read more

Wedding Season Is Here!

Wedding Season Is Here!

It’s that time of year again. Flowers bloom, drinks flow freely and happiness abounds. I’m not talking about the golf tournament… yet. It’s wedding season! When our friends were finishing college, there was a wedding nearly every weekend. Though I cried during each ceremony, I’ll admit to growing tired of making travel plans, buying gifts read more

That Will Cost You

That Will Cost You

Growing up, I knew a girl who got $20 a week for her allowance. She also got $10 per A on her report card. That was a lot of money back then. I’d get a $20 bill for an entire Friday night babysitting three kids. Heck, I can still stretch $20 pretty far. We don’t read more

Parents Can Now Breathe Easy

Parents Can Now Breathe Easy

The wait is finally over. If your kid is going to a magnet school in Augusta, Georgia, for the 2015-2016 school year, you know it by now. The letters went out much sooner than anyone imagined. We were told we’d know “before spring break,” but nothing else. Once I heard a letter might be in read more

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. read more

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, read more

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 read more

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, read more