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Jenna Hatfield
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Writer, Editor, & Social Media Manager
Writer, Editor, & Social Media Manager

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My great-grandfather died of cancer when I was four. I remember running around the funeral home with my first cousin once removed; I only know that’s his full title because we come from a family with overlapping generations due to surprise-40 babies. He…

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“What was your favorite part of vacation?” He shrugged his shoulders and looked away. This is family vacation with a tween. The non-committal shrugging of shoulders beats white hot anger directed at everyone and no one. It beats apologizing for his…

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Last week I went on vacation with some running clothes packed in my suitcase. I felt excited to run on the island again. I also felt relieved I didn’t have to follow a strict training schedule or Run Streak. I didn’t run the first few days because, well,…

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“Don’t write about writing.” Except that I need to in order to move myself—and my writing—forward. Over the past two years, my writing frequency declined. I left a beloved, long-time job just over two years ago. After leaving another job almost one year…

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We’re already a week and a half into our summer break. You know what that means? You know, beyond sibling bickering. It means that our oldest son left elementary school behind a week and a half ago. We attended the end-of-year Awards Ceremony and Fifth…

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I need to set the record straight. Suicide is not an easy way out. Ever. No one comes to the decision to end one’s life on a whim. You do not get to that place without suffering, greatly. I shared a number of articles during the height of 13 Reasons Why…

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That moment when you blink and some months have passed. I’m now 36. My husband is now 35. I’ve now gone on my first cruise and we’ve decided that, yeah, we’re “cruise people.” We’re in the middle of baseball season which means I’m simultaneously loving…

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I ran to the Post Office, drove across town, and picked up the boys from school. I picked them up early, thus ruining the last nine weeks chance of perfect attendance, but I picked them up exactly on schedule to make it to the dentist. We sang a few songs…

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You know when it’s 12:40 in the morning and you’ve just finished working on a project you started nearly two hours ago because it’s normal to start working at 10:46 PM. And you’re listening to an audiobook of some sub-genre of a self-help book because God…

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I don’t tell the boys when we approach a visit with their sister. Part of this stems from the true joy I have in surprising my sons with just about everything under the sun. I absolutely love watching their faces when they either realize where we’re going…
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