Parenting the iGeneration

I have been thinking lately about how different the world is now from when I was a child.  What’s it like to grow up in a world where you have never experienced life without a smartphone? Or social media?   Will my children have an understanding of privacy? Of boundaries? What’s Continue Reading

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Two Sisters: One Musical

Last week, two of my daughters tried out for the elementary school production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. On the days leading up the production, I could hear them upstairs walking back and forth with heavy feet, belting out tunes, and critiquing and encouraging one another. They were Continue Reading

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The Weight of Sickness

Cough. Cough. Cough. Cough. Gag. Cough. “Do you think he’s okay? How long can he cough like this? Oh no. I think he’s going to throw up.” With each cough, I feel my anxiety wrapping around me like an unwanted blanket on a hot summer day. I wish I could Continue Reading

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To My Friend Who Would Rather Not Do Christmas This Holiday Season

To my friend who would rather not do Christmas this holiday season, I want you to know I see you. I may not know what it is like to walk in your shoes. I can’t understand the grief you are feeling right now. But my heart hurts for you.  Are Continue Reading

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Remember the Why. Remember the Reason.

The Waiting Place

Have you ever been in the waiting place? I have. A few years back, my husband discovered his company would be shutting down their office in Indianapolis and relocating to Nashville, TN. I remember the moment he told me like it was yesterday. The world felt different. Instead of feeling comfortable, Continue Reading

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I Get to Do This

I have been overwhelmed to tears on multiple occasions today. As I drove back from dropping the kids off at school, I looked the Christmas decorations on the homes and thought, “I get to do this.” I get to experience the joy of Christmas. As the tears welled up in Continue Reading

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I Want to Inspire and Encourage, but Am I?

Last week I decided to take the plunge and create an Instagram account dedicated to my love of decorating. Putting together rooms brings me great joy, but I realize this isn’t the case for everyone. For some people it is daunting, overwhelming, not practical and completely unnecessary. And for many Continue Reading

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Truly Yours, Jen Decor

Hello friends! After spending multiple days unpacking bins of Christmas decor, I have decided to expand my blog to include my love of decorating. It is something I love doing – so why not share that love with you? It brings me great joy to put rooms together. After completing Continue Reading

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A Letter to My Children About Growing Up in Your Generation

Dear children, I don’t know what it’s like growing up in your generation. There are a lot of things about it that seem exciting. And a lot about it that seems hard. As your parent, I want to help you navigate through these waters. As you sit and watch YouTube Continue Reading

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