Jenny Wright



We Saved the A

We Saved the A

Surely you’ve heard by now. I supposed it’s entirely possible to have missed it, if you aren’t on Facebook, don’t turn on the TV or have been under a rock. Many of us wanted it and fought for it. We were relentless with signs and stickers and awareness. Anyone with a platform wrote and talked […]

A Better Way?

A Better Way?

Many of you have stopped to ask me about how things are at Davidson. “How’s middle school?” “Is The Boy loving DFA?” In a nutshell, yes. I think so. Things are so different. Gone are the days of surprising him for lunch. I think he goes to his locker a few times per day. I […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. To my friend Gabby: your list is so much more interesting than mine. I wish I was in Paris writing a list. 2. Historically, Augusta has been called Paris of the South, because of its former status as resort town to folks from the North who’d vacation here. Some sources say President Woodrow Wilson […]

Play Nice

Play Nice

Editor’s Note: Please enjoy this column from last year while Jenny recovers from a minor injury. 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 […]

Park You

Park You

September in Augusta is busy, y’all. The sticky heat starts subsiding, and we all want to be outside. Here’s a bit of good news. There’s a lot going on around here! One weekend, jam packed with events, sparked a big discussion on a local information Facebook page. If you want to check it out, search […]

I Feel Your Pain

I Feel Your Pain

I know, I know. Carpool is a b*!@#! Your school’s carpool takes the longest. The carpool line outside of your neighborhood is the worst. No one understands what you’re going through. Yes we do. We all do. I hate to bring carpool up for a second or third time in as many years, but believe […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

It’s hot. This summer was hot. Y’all know I don’t complain about the heat, but it’s hot. Our house has even been hot, and I think that’s what makes me lose my mind. The July power bill is due to arrive any day, and I’m scared. Does anyone else feel like they can smell dollar […]

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 […]