Jenny Wright



Play Nice

Play Nice

The Girl had her first major run in with a mean girl last week. We knew she would be fine, but, for a few days, she was deeply hurt by the actions of her classmate. She was forgiving but not sure they’d be friends. I think that’s fair. People asked if I wanted her moved […]

And Many More

And Many More

People often ask married couples how they got together. Every married couple has a story. From high school football games to late night trysts in a bar, we all started somewhere, didn’t we? For some reason, our story has come up quite a bit recently. It must be the time of year. As I type, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

A special (and BIG) thanks goes out to my new friend, Dot. Your letter made my week. I shared it with my family and will refer to it often. Taking the time to do something positive for another is so rare these days, and it was greatly appreciated. Speaking of nice things, wouldn’t you like […]

Twerk It Real Good

Twerk It Real Good

Some weeks, believe it or not, I find myself at a loss for words. For those of you who dislike my words, you’re probably wishing it would happen more often. Often, I even wish it would happen more often. Am I the only one who tires of her own voice? This week is one of […]

Drive and Let Drive

Drive and Let Drive

The Kids and I went on an unexpected road trip to Florida last weekend. I don’t mean to be vague. We went to my grandmother’s funeral. She lived a good 89 years, so it wasn’t an especially sad affair, but of course she will be missed. Back to that road trip. We spent a good […]

It’s August Already?

It’s August Already?

I’m coming to you in advance, asking for forgiveness. I’ve got back to school brain. I haven’t been officially diagnosed, and it’s a manageable case, but I’m suffering nonetheless. Everyone else is, too. My brain seems to be locked in a semi-constant state of chaos. My brain is only operating in brief, list-like thoughts. I […]

Ahhhh… the College Years

Ahhhh… the College Years

Nineteen years ago, I was packing for college. Nineteen years ago, I knew so much more than I know now. With each passing year, I’m happier to admit that I am, in fact, clueless. Academic advisors in Athens were plentiful, but no one ever told me this stuff. Maybe I just didn’t hear them. Ramen […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. I did jinx myself last week. Everything was still great in Augusta, but when we left Chicago, there were cancellations, oversold flights and a 24-hour delay. At the time, it seemed stressful, but if that’s the worst thing that happens all summer, I’ll consider us pretty fortunate. 2. Hey, US Airways? If you don’t […]

It’s Just an Airport

It’s Just an Airport

Last Saturday, I woke up at 6:59. In the morning. On the weekend. Our kids are great sleepers, so I can’t remember the last time I had to get up that early on a Saturday. Most of you are telling me this isn’t that bad. It was. We had a 7 a.m. flight. I hopped […]

Be Kind. Rewind.

Be Kind. Rewind.

My kids are always telling me I’m not old. I tend to agree with them. I’m only 37. While that might’ve seemed ancient to 20-year-old me, it’s just a number now. It’s a little strange to think about the years past since, say, high school. It can’t possibly have been almost 20 years. It doesn’t […]