Sarah Jedd

Sarah Jedd
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 nine years old and younger, 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. Sarah and her husband and their kids and world’s laziest dog live in Verona.

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...

Hearty Family Dinners for Busy Nights: You Say Potato, I Say, YES PLEASE

  Struggling with healthy family dinners for busy fall nights? Oh my goodness, friend, ME TOO. I have 4 kids who all do different activities different nights of the week. This means we are often scrambling...

Madison Hanukkah Events | 2019

As most Americans know, Hanukkah is the winter holiday of Judaism. Because it typically falls around Christmastime, many people associate the two holidays with one another; however, it is worth noting that unlike Christmas,...

A Grief Guide for the Holiday Season: How To Be as Merry as You...

Happy fall and winter holidays, friends. I'm Sarah, and I am here to share my holiday grief guide with you. My dad died last spring, and the six-month anniversary of his absence coincides with the...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Chrismukkah

Chrismukkah: It's always been my favorite holiday. My favorite memory of Christmas as a grown-up is about a gift, which is silly because isn’t that the opposite of what we try to teach our kids...
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Mom Fashion: What the Kids Are Wearing These Days

Mom fashion rut got you down? Try on what the kids are wearing these days. When I first started teaching in a college classroom, I was 22 years old. I was a graduate student with...

Halloween Candy: Please, Parents, Just Let Your Kids Eat It

On October 31, just let your kids eat their darn Halloween candy. Disclaimer: I'm not talking to parents of kids with food allergies or any other serious medical condition for whom candy-eating is verboten. I am...

A Fall Bucket List Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate the Season

Our favorite way to celebrate the cozy fall season is to make a family bucket list. There are so many incredible autumn activities at our fingertips, but the whole season can feel blink-and-you’ll-miss-it short...

“No Gifts” on an Invitation Is Rude: Unpopular Opinion

I think the “no gifts, please” trend on kiddie birthday party invitations is rude. There, I said it, and it’s a relief to get this unpopular opinion off my chest. Judging from the amount...

Five Must-Bake Recipes for Fall

Tie on those aprons, friends, because here are five recipes you must bake this fall. Let me preface this baking manifesto by telling you that while my creations are (usually) delicious, they are almost never...

Embrace a Rolling Start to the School Year

Want to be the zen mom you always thought you could be? Embrace a rolling start to the new school year. No one has pants that fit? Everyone’s bangs are in their eyes? No one...