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Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a mom and middle school teacher, loves nothing more than watching kids be brave, courageous and navigate the world. Jennifer reflects on life’s lessons on her blog, mamawolfe, as well as on Huffington Post, Midlife Blvd., Mamalode, Mamapedia, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. Instagram: mamawolfeto2

Setting Boundaries and Saying No

This post first appeared on Jennifer’s blog, mamawolfe. You can find her there writing regularly about the life lessons learned as an emotionally charged, audaciously outspoken, tenaciously inquisitive and nostalgic teacher mom.  “No” is a complete sentence. ― Anne Lamott That word used to drive me crazy when my kids were little. Remember those days when every …

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Motherhood Is A Juggling Act

This poem first appeared on Jennifer Wolfe’s blog, mamawolfe.   “What they took for inattentiveness was a miracle of concentration.” – Toni Morrison, Tar Baby   My hands deftly maneuver Mismatched orbs up, down, up Ascending with celerity Descending just the same Catch. Release. Watch. Drop. Juggling my way through life. Throw it up again. …

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What Does Independence Day Mean To You?

This essay originally appeared on Jennifer’s blog, mamawolfe. The 4th of July, for me, isn’t the kind of holiday I really look forward to anymore. I live in a small town. We have the parades, the pancake breakfasts, the picnics, the gathering-together-in-the-park kind of celebrations. We have the swimming pools, the BBQs, the kids riding …

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