Jennalyns has a new home!

Y’all are not even going to believe this. I made a website! Sort of. Come visit me there at

Continue Reading August 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment


There are a lot of things about commuting on public transit in a city that can make you want to stab your own eyes out. And sometimes, there are really beautiful things that make you believe in humanity again.

Continue Reading August 13, 2012 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

All or Nothing

Having it all isn’t about being a mom, or even a woman. It’s about unexpectedly being hit with a sense of longing so intense, with the voices in your head screaming that you’re on the wrong path, that it leaves you in tears at a cafe. What does it mean to you?

Continue Reading June 25, 2012 at 8:57 am 4 comments

I Believe, I Believe

This started out to be notes to myself, a thinking out loud on paper exercise to help me do some self-discovery. Then it started to sound to me like a Meg Tripp blog post (which I always enjoy) so I went ahead and hit the “Publish” button.

Continue Reading June 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Mix Tapes That Changed My Life

If you’re reading this, chances are you remember mix tapes and miss them. The sheer labor involved in making one let you know right away how important you were to the mix-maker. I’ve received many mixes in my life in various formats, but three mix tapes in particular stand out as life-changers.

Continue Reading May 21, 2012 at 10:30 am Leave a comment


I’m lucky that many of my friends and connections already have kids, and I turn to social media whenever I’m in a pinch. Last week I caught myself doing something that burns my cheese when others do it, and had a little “Of course!” moment.

Continue Reading May 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

In Defense of Defense

I think the expression “Sometimes the best defense is a good offense” has it backwards. Sometimes the best offense is a good defense.

Continue Reading May 10, 2012 at 8:56 am Leave a comment

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