Jen

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Date registered: September 17, 2011
URL: http://www.jennifermcgrail.com

Biography

Arizona

Latest posts

  1. A (Sort Of) Weekend Getaway — August 29, 2014
  2. Fourteen Years — August 28, 2014
  3. Book Review: 100 Days of Real Food, by Lisa Leake — August 27, 2014
  4. Q & A: Let’s Talk About STRESS — August 26, 2014
  5. Out and About On The Interwebs — August 25, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. ‘Happy Holidays’ and other four letter words — 333 comments
  2. Why My Kids Will Never Be Socialized — 203 comments
  3. Not my idea of a hero — 152 comments
  4. I stole your stuff. Now I’m holding it for ransom. — 135 comments
  5. Mom’s Rules — 73 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 29

A (Sort Of) Weekend Getaway

My new ride.  Tegan has already named it Cinnamon.

I’ve always wanted to go to Seattle.  We’ve lived in Arizona for going on nine years now, and it somehow seemed more likely that I’d finally get to go.  Arizona’s on the same side of the country at least.  But nope.  We’ve driven back across to the east coast twice now.  Gone to Florida.  Gone …

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Aug 28

Fourteen Years

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This guy turns 14 today. Since I’ve written about the kids on their birthdays every year for awhile now, I know so much of it’s already been said:  the horrific pregnancy; the perfect birth story; the non-stop screaming for the first 3 years of his life; the level-headed calm (which came later) that is so, …

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Aug 27

Book Review: 100 Days of Real Food, by Lisa Leake

100 Days of Real Food cookbook

I have been so looking forward to receiving and reviewing this book.*  I’ve reviewed many different things on my blog, but this may well be my favorite to date.  It’s a book, and it’s about FOOD!  Two of my favorite things. The first thing that you need to know is that this is just a …

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Aug 26

Q & A: Let’s Talk About STRESS

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Every Tuesday, I’ll choose a handful of questions to answer here on my blog, as long as the questions last. Want to ask me about unschooling or parenting or anything else I write about (which is, uh, pretty much everything)? Send them here, or post on my Facebook page.   I’ve gotten quite a few …

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Aug 25

Out and About On The Interwebs

And another Monday… after a busy weekend tying up loose conference ends, running errands, and taking an evening out to join some other Rattlers fans at a local sports pub to watch the Arena Bowl  (Yay Rattlers for a blowout game leading to a Championship three-peat!). This morning is a lazy morning:  drinking coffee, watching …

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Aug 22

Unschooling and Working: Can You Have Both?

I got this question a couple of days ago, and woke up this morning thinking about it: I would LOVE to be able to unschool, I think this would also be the best option for my son. But I have to work, even though I’m only in a low paid job. Do some unschoolers work …

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Aug 21

Honesty

I have been sitting here at my computer, with my coffee, for a good 20 minutes.  Type…. delete.  Type… delete. I read something recently about someone being frustrated with unshoolers’ blogs, because they seem to make it seem all sunshine and rainbows ALL the time.  Like there’s never a bad day.  Like there’s never a …

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Aug 20

The Jar of Pickles

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Everett (10 years old at the time of this writing) has a thing for dill pickles.  Every time we go grocery shopping, everyone is welcome to make whatever requests they’d like…. and his requests contain pickles 100% of the time.  It’s not at all out-of-character for him to ask to stop for pickles at random …

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Aug 19

Q & A – Unschooling Basics

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  Every Tuesday, I’ll choose a handful of questions to answer here on my blog, as long as the questions last. Want to ask me about unschooling or parenting or anything else I write about (which is, uh, pretty much everything)? Send them here, or post on my Facebook page.   This week, it’s all …

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Aug 18

Trying something new….

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So, you know how everyone has their “thing” that they do to remain sane when things are chaotic around them? For some it’s running, for other’s it’s meditation, still others it may be a bath and a glass of wine. Well, I actually was starting to like running, but I can’t currently run because of …

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