Jenny Wright



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, […]

Cheers to Teachers

Cheers to Teachers

Do you remember all of your teachers? What about their names? Until I started thinking about it today, I thought I did. I can recall specific things about almost all of my teachers through 8th grade. Once I get to high school, it gets a little jumbled. Mrs. Gentry, my kindergarten teacher was sweet and […]

Lucky 13

Lucky 13

“The longest sentence you can form with two words is ‘I do.” — H. L. Mencken Funny, right? People love to joke about how miserable marriage is. For some, that’s true. There are plenty of couples living in unhappy marriages. It’s fun to joke about. Women are total pains, constantly nagging and complaining. Men are […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. If anyone was looking for an update, the carpool cheaters are still there. In fact, they’ve grown in numbers. They park off to the side, rather than sitting in line like the rest of us. I’d like to congratulate them. Their time is more important than everyone else’s and that deserves some recognition. I […]

She Was a Damn Good Dog

She Was a Damn Good Dog

For the second time since we got married, we had to say goodbye to a dog. Making the decision for vet-assisted pet death is sometimes easier than others, but it’s no walk in the park. It’s usually the right and best option, but it can’t help but seem a little wrong. I don’t tell you […]

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, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. Welcome to Augusta! This is the prettiest week of the whole year, and we’ve worked hard to make it that way. 2. If you’re staying in our homes, know this: we don’t keep them this clean for our families. Those are the shiniest stove drip pans and door hinges you’ll ever see. Haven’t noticed? […]