Author Archives: jennyvogan

About jennyvogan

Author of "Stephen's Mom," a blog documenting the funny, crazy life of raising four boys while keeping my day job as an ultrasound tech.

Learning Hate

“Mommy, why have you and daddy been so upset about the news?” Stephen asked suddenly during a commercial while we watched TV. “Well…um….there’s a lot that’s been going on in America this week,” I said.  I’ve decided he’d old enough … Continue reading

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A letter to my sons

Dear Stephen and Adrian, Friday was difficult for me.  I consented to anesthesia and surgery for you for the 6th time; 3rd for Adrian, and 3 for Stephen in addition to his hospitalization.  These are the hardest things I have … Continue reading

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Please let my husband bring a gun to school

My husband is a teacher at our local high school.  My sons will be students there.  As a wife and mother, I would feel safer knowing guns were there too. Let’s stop allowing a gunman to walk into school with … Continue reading

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CRASH!!!

We got the living room and kitchen painted in fresh colors. Happy with the new look, I set about re-hanging my pictures and decorations.  I was feeling happy, the house was looking good, I was almost done, when CRAAAAAASH from … Continue reading

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God with us

“Mom, God lives in our hearts,” Reid observed while riding in the car yesterday. “That’s right,” I said. “And Jesus lives in Heaven.” “Yes, and He also lives in your heart.” “Is my heart Heaven?” “Mmm.  Good question.  No your … Continue reading

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Hero

Stephen received a handmade blanket and stuffed lion from the knitting group at our church.  He immediately took to the lion, stroking it when he was upset.  I told him when I was his age and I broke my arm, … Continue reading

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That’s not fair!

“Life’s not fair.  Didn’t your mamma teach you that?” My mother would ask whenever we protested that something was unfair. My twin sister was dubbed the “Family Fairness Monitor,” always on the lookout for any hint of unfairness.  My parents … Continue reading

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