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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.

“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...

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...

Lesser Known Heroes for Women’s History Month | And 10 Children’s Books That Celebrate...

Happy Women’s History Month! In honor of the celebration of great women around the world, let me suggest 10 terrific books about activists and heroes you can read with your kiddos to kick off the...

Dear Me: A Letter From a Seasoned Mom of Four to the New Mom...

Dear Me, Oh my gosh, you are gorgeous! I know you think that postpartum stomach bulge is unsightly, but please go buy an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini (color and pattern up to you, but...
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How to Survive Snowmageddon With Your Kids: A Mom’s Guide to Having Fun and...

How to Survive Snowmageddon With Your Kids: A Mom’s Guide to Having Fun and Staying Sane If you are trapped inside with your kids because of a blizzard, an ice storm, or dangerously cold temperatures,...