JEN’S ZEN ~ Sh*t

By: Jen Wainwright Can we be real for a minute? I mean … Real? You see, my grandma used to say that she had no use for, “a person who […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Shadow Work

By: Jen Wainwright Many moons ago, I worked in a restaurant with a manager who … noticed. If you were stocking salads, or prepping silverware or doing some little, behind-the-scenes […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Dads & Underdogs 

By: Jen Wainwright It was like a scene from a movie.  A horror movie happening in real life …  She was so awkward, so painfully awkward. She epitomized all that […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Together

By: Jen Wainwright I actually have it all together. I have it all figured out. My life is perfect. My relationship, my job, my income – perfect. My children and […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Scarred

  By: Jen Wainwright Sitting on our bathroom counter, staring into the mirror, my five-year-old ran her fingers along the scar on her forehead. “Will my scar ever go away, […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Rich

By: Jen Wainwright Driving to school the other morning, we passed a new shop opening in Old Town Saginaw. The owner is a youngin’ of about 22, good friends with […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ My Neck, My Back

By: Jen Wainwright How the hell did I get here? Every parent already knows the answer. How did I get here, barely able to walk, limping from my bed to […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ 2015. Feel It.

By: Jen Wainwright Our New Year is here! How’s 2015 going for you so far, Parent? Resolutions? Goals? Are you thinking about what you want out of your year? More […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Unwrap and ENJOY

By: Jen Wainwright What can I possibly gift you, my friends and fellow parents? Aside from a hearty and heartfelt THANK YOU for reading, sharing, commenting and just being present […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Your Best Gift

By: Jen Wainwright   My kids and I were snuggled on the couch, talking about our upcoming holiday plans. It’s all so exciting to me, really! We’ll make cookies with […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ That and This

By: Jen Wainwright         In the blink of an eye – he was there, and I found myself staring into the face of That. It was Saturday. […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Days Like This

By: Jen Wainwright I officially got my ass handed to me this morning in the game of Life we all play in once school begins. You see, well what had […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Bye, baby

By: Jen Wainwright                     She stepped up onto the diving block, took a diving stance – and the whistle blew. But […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ 36

By: Jen Wainwright My birthday is around the corner. I’m far from having it all figured out, for sure, but with almost 36 years under my belt, 9 years of […]

The Sounds of Playtime

by Julia Jenkins Starkweather   Really, we don’t hear with just our ears? One fact recurs repeatedly in studies of how listening helps a child’s learning process. That fact is […]