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I’ve read a lot about it. There is a mass exodus of gifted children from public education. It troubles me as a parent with gifted children in publicread more
Like most people, the first half of my 20’s were filled with so many bad decisions that I lost count. At over 40, I’ve realized there are 5 signs of impending doom my intuition gives me to prevent potentially horrible decisions. 1. I feel pressured/ anxious about an...read more
To everyone who feels like a misfit, Maybe, it's because you see other people's eyes glaze over whenever you try to share something that you're passionate about. Maybe, it's because every time you attend a social event, it reminds you of the pit you felt in your...read more
I stared at the split beam, on the house we were less than 24 hours away from closing on, and tried to piece together what he was saying in my mind. My worst fear had happened. That’s not lucky.read more
I noticed the announcement tucked in the blog post of upcoming features to be released by FamilySearch this year. It was the second item on the list. "The free FamilySearch Family Tree will give users the ability to record other relationships to an...read more
My role models are courageous women throughout history I’ve read about in books. They are artists, entrepreneurs, friends, and women who have influenced my genealogy research skills.
I’m a white girl, but all my role models are black women.read more
It was really a tough decision you guys. I wish that there was some sort of extra discount code I could give you, or that I had enough money to give you all a few dollars towards your ticket cost.read more
I don’t know when the first time was that I heard that scripture in a talk or lesson in church as a child, but I remember how it made me feel. I felt discouraged and inadequate. I wanted toread more
If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you probably know that I love RootsTech. I’ve written about it here. Plus, you can probably guess, since I’ve branded myself as Genealogy Jen, that attending the world’s largest genealogy conference is the…read more
My friend is a stay-at-home mom. She spends her time volunteering at her children’s schools, and matching endless pairs of socks. She has a law degree from Duke. Another friend is a tattoo-covered recovering addict with a rap sheet, seasonally employed as landscaper. He’s a genius.
What happens when you don’t live up to your potential? More importantly, how…read more