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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 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.

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...
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“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...
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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...

Back to School Blues

I can’t believe I am even about to write this because I can hear all four of my children screaming at each other in the basement, and the dog is barking herself silly right...
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I Put Down My Phone for 24 Hours, and You Can, Too!

I did the unthinkable: I put down my  phone for 24 hours, and I lived to tell the tale. I am telling it right now, in fact. This is the tale. With pictures! From...
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How to Give Your Kids One of Those Nostalgic Summers

Ever wondered how to give your kids a summer like you used to have? Well, you're not alone. Parents Magazine shared a recent survey that found a majority of parents are ready for their kids...

To My Dad on Father’s Day

When I was 10, I wrote an essay about my dad for a newspaper contest. It was a Father’s Day prompt asking kids to talk about why their dad was the best dad, and...
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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...

Go Poke Yourself: How Acupuncture Can Change Your Life

Acupuncture was something I heard about but never thought I would like. I mean, why in the world would I let someone stick a bunch of needles in my body like I’m a human...

Confession of a MOTY: I Missed My Kindergartener’s Spring Music Concert and Then I...

Confession: I knew I was going to be late to the show, but I thought the first-grade music concert was up first. And you guys? I was OK with being late to my first...