Jenny

Jenny
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Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at thefivestages.wordpress.com and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at bottlecapbadge.com. There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

Quarantine Parenting

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About eight weeks ago, I was worried about surviving Spring Break - and this post was to be about my misadventures. Instead, it’s about our new world. This is quarantine parenting. Like many of you, I had...
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Stuff Moms Say

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Moms say the weirdest stuff to each other. Just met? EVEN BETTER. I have made friends out of complete strangers because of motherhood. Swapping recipes and parenting horror stories are just the tip of...

Life Without a Uterus

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Ladies, it’s me, your future. I’m here to tell you all is well in Hysterectomy Land.   Here in Hysterectomy Land, there are no feminine hygiene products of any kind. Why? Because your Aunt Flo will...
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10 Family Costume Ideas

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My family rarely dresses up in family costumes. The closest we've ever gotten is when my boys wanted to be Harry Potter and his owl, Hedwig. So, I did my take on Dolores Umbridge....
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5 Reasons I’m Glad School is Back!

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School has been back in for several weeks now, and already I’m feeling my sanity start to return. It sounds mean, and I’m riddled with mom guilt even uttering these words, but some things...
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The Xfinity Smart Home of Your Dreams

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I love the Street of Dreams. I go every year and geek out over new design ideas, including the smart home tech stuff. I also geek out over the laundry room. Maybe it’s a...
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5 Keys to Summer Sanity/Survival for Moms

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Welcome to midsummer! We’re about halfway through this three-month stint as a cruise directors and short order cooks! You survived family vacations and lived to tell about it. By now you’re not only NOT...
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What I’ve Learned from Family Vacations FAILS

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My husband took me on the vacation of my dreams in December of 2013, just the two of us. We’d spent the better part of a decade trying to start a family, and we...
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5 Reasons Your Family Needs Therapy

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Our family is on a journey. We adopted our sweet twin boys when they were just barely two years old. The bond was instant. We sought help early on because becoming first-time parents to...
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Balance: Does it Exist?!

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I keep hearing words like “self care” and “balance,” but what do they really mean? Well, you learn real quick when life throws you a curve ball. Let me start by saying that I’m not...