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  • Jackson’s Blogging Adventure is a Joy for His Mom by Jennifer Barnett Jan 20, 2014
    With great pleasure, I’d like to share what Jackson, my senior-in-high-school son, has been doing. Jackson blogs — a lot. I’m proud of him — not only because he’s blogging for Huffington Post Teen, but because he is a...
  • Learning After Hours: CHS Teachers Loving Discovery Education by Jennifer Barnett Oct 8, 2013
    @CburgHigh teachers always eager to learn! Great #DiscoveryEd work session today! pic.twitter.com/hF89jV1eiz — Jennifer Barnett (@JenniferBarnett) October 8, 2013  
  • I Fought a Rock and the Rock Won by Jennifer Barnett Oct 6, 2013
    I fought a rock and the rock won. Who steps on a small rock — actually, it was more of a large pebble — and breaks her foot? Well, that would be me. Early last week I was doing what everyone does. I was walking to my car while checking...
  • An Epidural of Courage by Jennifer Barnett Sep 27, 2013
      I’ve learned a couple of things since I last posted. First lesson: I have more time than I realized, if it’s spent doing only what I want to do. I took my own advice. In late July I began making the time to do what was important...
  • Larger Than Life by Jennifer Barnett Jul 23, 2013
    Sometimes I really hate the calendar. Today is definitely one of those days. It’s been three years since my mother died. Knowing it was coming, I busied myself with various tasks and distractions but somehow the calendar has managed to screa...
  • Fleeing the Flea Feeling by Jennifer Barnett Jul 16, 2013
    After a wonderful week in New York City, me and my family came home to very unwelcome house guests — fleas.  Who knows if the “doggie door” we installed in the basement allowed these pesky critters into our home or if our sc...
  • What the Son Has Done for My Son by Jennifer Barnett Jul 7, 2013
      So, I’m sure you’ve noticed that teenagers are all over Twitter. They don’t hang out on Facebook anymore. Too many adults, I suppose. My son, a high school senior, tweets the most significant events from his day. His menti...
  • What a Techno-Adolescent Does When it Rains by Jennifer Barnett Jul 6, 2013
    What do you do when it rains for a solid week? Just today, I flipped channels, added 200 items to my pinterest boards, ate a piece of cake, then realized I needed something a little more involved or I’d go crazy. So, I’ve “redeco...
  • Burning Down the House by Jennifer Barnett Jun 28, 2013
    I must have been the dumbest twelve year old on earth. 1978 was the year my parents signed a contract with God promising to torture me. They made me do chores after school! Like any self-respecting kid, I came straight home from school and ate a s...
  • Empty Can Be So Fulfilling by Jennifer Barnett Jun 27, 2013
    Did I mention that I’ve turned an entire bedroom into a closet? Now, if you are a woman reading this, you are super jealous. Brilliant idea, you’re thinking. You want pictures and advice on how to talk your two children into sharing a ...