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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 5 (F I V E) children: teens Harry and Jack, elementary schoolers Cooper and Dorothy, and sweet baby Minnie, born in August 2020. Sarah blogs about being a mom of many at harrytimes.com and overshares on IG as @sarahjedd. Sarah, her husband, and their kids live in Verona with the world's laziest dog.

My Breath Stinks in my Mask: Plus 5 More Things I Have Learned During...

I am a better mom when I have a 6-hour break from kids every day. Or any break really. I mean, I already knew this about myself because we don't send our kids...
5th baby

Hashtag 5th Baby: Tips from a Slacker Mom Who’s Been Around the Block

Nothing makes the mom of a 5th baby feel like more of slacker than an online moms’ group full of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed first moms. Oh my goodness! The women in my particular group run...
1000 hours outside

1000 Hours Outside: Get Kids off Their Screens and on Their Feet

In 2021, my family is participating in the 1000 Hours Outside challenge, meaning we are going to be outside for what amounts to about 3 hours a day. Want to join us? It’s going...
mom

Mom, You’re not the Only One Who… | Real Pandemic Parenting

Trust me—it's not just you. NO ONE has their ish entirely together in this pandemic. I mean, there’s literally no need to clean the house because NO ONE IS COMING OVER. So, you just...
self care

Self Care Tips for the Every Mom Living Through a Global Pandemic

Self-care? WHO HAS TIME FOR SELF-CARE?!? I get it; it’s a pandemic, which means moms have even less free time than we did before the apocalypse. Self-care is probably the first thing to get slashed...

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...
newborn

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...
teacher

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...