Jennie Miller

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I'm a writer living in the rolling foothills of East Tennessee. When I'm not running or reading, I'm homeschooling my two boys and enjoying life with my husband. Together, we love to travel, watch F1, and root for the Green Bay Packers. My other loves are our bluetick hound, Major, and our fat black cat, Salem. Unfortunately, they hate each other. Read more at jenniecreates.com.
Salutations from The Sandwich Era

Salutations from The Sandwich Era

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I am a Gen-Xer through and through. My first concert was New Kids on the Block. My first hardcore crush was Jon Bon Jovi. I rolled my jeans, teased my bangs, and, when grunge...
FYI: This Isn’t Homeschooling

FYI: This Isn’t Homeschooling

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I know a lot of you are at your wits’ end right now. Some of you are enjoying your kids being home. You’re loving (almost) every minute with your children because you’ve been starved...
Parenting and My Personality

Parenting and My Personality

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In 2002 I took a job as a communications coordinator at a nonprofit in Chattanooga. I was 24-years-old and we were childless, so switching jobs was an easy decision followed by a seamless move....

To the Exhausted Mom Five Days Before Christmas: I See You

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A few days ago, just as everyone was in my house was saying goodnight and heading to bed, I took a few minutes to grab a fresh Bath & Body Works Wallflower to replace...
Toddlers – and Teens – Need Boundaries

Toddlers – and Teens – Need Boundaries

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When our children start showing those early signs of independence -- daring to touch electrical outlets, throwing a toy for the second time, resisting the jacket they don’t want to wear -- we embark...

Welcome to Your 40s: It’s Not All Terrible

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When I was 22 and freshly married, 40 wasn’t even a thought. At 25, awaiting the birth of our first child, 40 seemed so far away. By 30, I was running my first full...
Target Baby Section: Enter at Your Own Risk

Target Baby Section: Enter at Your Own Risk

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A few weeks ago, I had some time to kill. One teen son was at home, and the other was at an event to which he needed a ride. (I’m about a year shy...
Tips on Parenting Teens from a Volcano Dweller

Tips on Parenting Teens from a Volcano Dweller

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Friends, I’m going to get real with you: Parenting teenagers isn’t for the weak. It’s barely for the strong.  At least once a day, I find myself at a crossroads: Do I respond to my...
Five Ways to Afford a European Vacation

Five Ways to Afford a European Vacation

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When my husband and I decided to give our kids experiences over stuff, we immediately started looking for ways to afford traveling to new and exciting places. In 2017 we took the boys to...
If I Knew Then What I Know Now, I Would’ve Been Nicer

If I Knew Then What I Know Now, I Would’ve Been Nicer

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A quick glance at my desktop calendar gave me a short pang of panic. This blog post was due in 24 hours, and I didn’t have any (good) ideas. I took to Facebook and...
Freedom at 40: When Your Yes is Yes and Your No is No

Freedom at 40: When Your Yes is Yes and Your No is No

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For some women, the ability to make a firm decision has never been an issue. They were the ones I admired in my 20s and 30s, the ones who were bold and unafraid. I,...
When Your Imaginary Boyfriend Dies

When Your Imaginary Boyfriend Dies

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Last Monday, millions of women who came of age in the 1990s learned the terrible news that Dylan McKay had died. Without notice, nostalgia morphed into a time machine and sent us all back...