Category Archives: traveling

Traveling Anxiety and the Warrior Mom Conference

The night before leaving for Boston, I had a complete meltdown.  I completely panicked and started sobbing uncontrollably.  The work week leading up to the conference was hectic for me.  I felt like I was a hamster on a wheel. … Continue reading

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Magic in Small Moments

I heard an amazing leader speak about the choices we make each day.  We have a choice on how we respond to what happens to us.  That message really spoke to me, and it has settled into my soul.  The … Continue reading

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Dare Update #BlogHer 13

I took a huge leap out of my comfort zone, and I attended my first blogging conference.  In typical Jen fashion, I went all out to the largest blogging conference, BlogHer.  This conference inspired, motivated and challenged me.  I went … Continue reading

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Why I Dislike Orange Fanta and Chorizo

I loathe Orange Fanta.  I nearly tossed my cookies during my three-hour fasting glucose test because the lab technician gave me orange soda.  It all began with a little fun in the country (el pueblo).  My lovely host parents invited … Continue reading

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The “perfect” exchange student

I am dedicating my Fridays to talking about another life changing event in my life – the six months I spent in Spain as a junior in college.  It was a lot like motherhood has been for me, rewarding and … Continue reading

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Be Enough Me: My Theatre Mentor

My mentor is known affectionately by all of her former students as Mrs. K.  I still cannot bring myself to call her by her given name.  She taught algebra and pre-algebra at my high school, and she directed our high school … Continue reading

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