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Sarah Jedd

Sarah Jedd
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Sarah Jedd has a Ph.D. in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches and studies the rhetoric of Planned Parenthood. Sarah has 4 children between 14 and 7, three boys and an oh-look-you-finally-got-your girl (why does everyone say that?). In her spare time (ha! as if!) she is writing a memoir, and she blogs at harrytimes.blogspot.com. Find her oversharing on Instagram @sarahjedd. Sarah and her husband and their kids and world’s laziest dog live in Verona.

Perfect Lactation Cookies: Notes from the Breastfeeding Trenches

It only took me FIVE BABIES to discover the magic of lactation cookies, but I have arrived! Lactation cookies are the perfect breastfeeding snack, and they are a guilt-free way to eat cookies. Hard...
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When Labor Doesn’t Go as Planned: It’s OK to Feel all the Feels

I didn’t have the birth I wanted this fifth and final time in labor and delivery, and despite my delectable baby girl, I’m sad about it. Like her siblings before her, my plan was to...

Working From Home With Kids: If I Can Do It, So Can You!

My husband and I both work full time from our (tiny-- OMG WHY DID WE BUY SUCH A TINY HOUSE AND THEN FILL IT TO THE BRIM WITH CHILDREN) house with four (soon to...

Pandemic Parenting Life Hacks That Let YOU Be the Fun Mom

Hi. My name is Sarah. I have 4 kids, and I am two months away from having my fifth. My husband and I have been working at home since mid-March, and we have no...

Celebrate Pride with Your Kids

Celebrate Pride by talking to your kids about gender and sexuality. My thirteen year-old son started wearing rainbow Pride bracelets from Target last summer. Before school started, he bought a Pride t-shirt, too, and when...

Pregnant in a Pandemic: Dispatches from a Soon-to-Be Mom of 5

If it’s not weird enough being 42 and pregnant (which is PLENTY WERID, my friends), I am old and pregnant in the middle of a global pandemic, which takes weird to a whole new...
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Teacher Appreciation: To the Best Teacher I Ever Had

I think about my fifth-grade classroom all of the time. I went to a magnet school in the same building with a junior high. The elementary half was a huge open space partitioned off...

So You Want to Run a Slap Dash Homeschool in Your Basement

So you want to run a slap dash homeschool in your basement? Awesome. Come on in and tour my operation. I would ask you to take off your shoes, but that doesn't even matter...

Shopping for COVID-19: How I am Preparing for a Pandemic

Pandemic shopping for parents-- it's like regular shopping, but scarier! (Disclaimer: I am not that kind of doctor. I am a mom of 4 (soon-to-be 5) who is a realist, a news junkie, and an...
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Elderly Pregnancy: I Endured the First Trimester, and You Can, Too

Imagine my shock when I got the results of my positive pregnancy test from my doctor’s office on my electronic medical chart and saw the label, “Supervision of ELDERLY Multigravida.” I googled multigravida and...
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How to Spice Up Your Marriage and Get the Best Sleep of Your Life

Shortly after our daughter was born nearly seven years ago, my husband and I realized that bed-sharing with a nursing infant would be safer and more comfortable if we all had more space. So,...

Things I am NOT Doing This Holiday Season: A Holly Jolly Manifesto

You read that right. Here are 25 things I am not doing for this holidays this year: Comparing my holiday to the perfectly curated ones I see on Instagram. My whole life is basically...