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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.

Flying Frontier

We recently bought plane tickets to visit Eric’s parents in Florida.  Frontier has a great deal on the flight….but you have to pay piecemeal for everything else you want.  EVERYTHING. “Ok….do we want to pay for our seats?”  Eric asked … Continue reading

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Why?

Because you let him get away with too much.  So you have to be harder on him.  But don’t be too hard on him because then he’ll feel unloved.  So make sure you hug him and tell him you love … Continue reading

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Grounded

Let’s be real: parenting isn’t all about cute pictures on Facebook and 10-steps-to-a-better-kid blog posts.  Sometimes you read the books, you go to the seminar–you even write the freakin’ advice, and then you still screw it all up.  And your … Continue reading

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Say Yes

“Mom, look at me Mom!”  Yelled Will, as he successfully pedaled his bike down the sidewalk. “Wow, good job buddy!”  I yelled, clapping my hands.  “Reid, would you like to try your pedal bike again?  You can do it too!” … Continue reading

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You know that lady….angry yelling mom?  You know, you saw her at Walmart last week.  You heard her shrill voice coming over the back fence in your neighborhood.  You heard her at preschool drop-off.  And then one afternoon, you realized….she … Continue reading

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Been played

“Time to make your lunch and wipe the table,” I told Adrian. His little eyes welled with tears and he looked at the floor, twisting his fingers. “I….I….I’m too tired to do my chores,” he said quietly.  He glanced up … Continue reading

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The Stories we tell

I have loved novels since I read my first chapter book, The Phantom Tollbooth, at age 7.  I was hooked.  I read constantly, so much my mom actually took my book away one day to make me go do something … Continue reading

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