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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.

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...

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...