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Susan Jennings
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Mom. Journalist. Blogger. Part-time farmhand.
Mom. Journalist. Blogger. Part-time farmhand.

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The Arrival of Annie and a Return of Grace and Gratitude
Edna has arrived.  Though she's not Edna now (Brad was never going to allow that), but Annie Maureen– named for two of our favorite aunts.  The name Annie means grace, which, as I reflect on the past (almost) two weeks that she's been out in the world, sudd...
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Here We are Waiting Again
Photo courtesy of Pollywog Creek /Flickr The answer is no.  No, Edna isn't here yet. No. I'm not in labor. No. I'm not sure when she'll get here. Yes, I'm tired. Yes, I'm ready for her to come. But here we are. In the waiting room. Edna and I. Flipping thro...
Here We are Waiting Again
Here We are Waiting Again
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When everyone is hungry, you build a bigger table
Last week, I met up with my sisters at a Chik-Fil-A. My 18-year-old nephew, Finn, and I were chatting (probably about something obnoxious) when Laura shushed us.  "You're being too loud," she whispered. I don't know why Laura would've thought Finn was being...
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Finding our way home in this great big universe
When we moved down to Virginia almost two years ago, I was kind of a mess. Not even kind of a mess. I was a veritable landfill of emotions, most of which were negative and centered around how much I didn't want to be here. I'd already been here once before....
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Finding our way home in this great big universe
When we moved down to Virginia almost two years ago, I was kind of a mess. Not even kind of a mess. I was a veritable landfill of emotions, most of which were negative and centered around how much I didn't want to be here. I'd already been here once before....
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The mother unloading
It's been awhile since I've been pregnant. I mean, obviously, I've been pregnant for the past seven-plus months, but before that. It had been awhile. Like five years. And with Jovie, it was such a blur because I spent so much time scrambling after Lily who ...
The mother unloading
The mother unloading
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When you have one chance
Photo courtesy of Clint Mason /Flickr Last night I let Jovie play hooky from soccer. It's the week of the spring musical. She and Lily have rehearsal every day until 5 and then the show Thursday and Friday. I see signs they are fraying at the edges- particu...
When you have one chance
When you have one chance
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April: Middle school fumbles and poetry
Photo courtesy of  Dave Young /Flickr "You look like you haven't slept in days," a student told me the other day as he walked into science. Probably, I should've felt deeply unflattered and maybe a little depressed. I should've told the student his comment ...
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Spring Break in the Smokies
Brad and I just returned from an early second honeymoon/babymoon/kid-free getaway to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.  We stayed in a cabin up a long, narrow, winding dirt road that took us past a picturesque stream, waterfalls, various rusted out pic...
Spring Break in the Smokies
Spring Break in the Smokies
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To the kids in eighth period study hall who made me cry
Dear Eighth Period Study Hall, To start with, I didn’t sleep well  Sunday  night. I woke up around  1:30 a.m.  and started thinking about the week- about you, about friends I’d been meaning to check in with, about bills I keep forgetting to pay, about how t...
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