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Brenna Jennings is a photographer and full-time web designer. Her resume of pro-bono work includes raising one preschooler, two Dachshunds, and writing about her adventures in accidental parenthood at Suburban Snapshots.

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Your Life Isn't My Job

(29) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 8:18 AM

I'm writing this not to tell you how to parent.
I won't ask you to let your kids free-range
or suggest you co-sleep.
I don't care whether you nurse
or use formula
or barley water
or goat milk.
It's okay if you stay...

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This Is Not Thunderdome, This Is the Dropoff Circle

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Hey, fellow school parents. I'm about to venture deep into Get off My Lawn territory here, but what I have to ask you is important so I'm cool with that. Anyway, I look super sexy shaking my cane at people.

Listen, I know you have a pile of morning obligations...

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We Are All Messing Our Kids Up Together and It's OK

(26) Comments | Posted September 29, 2013 | 11:51 AM

I want to tell you all something: you are f*cking up your kids. I mean it. Just like I'm f*cking up my own, and my parents and your parents built all those flaws into you and your siblings, you are doing it right now. And I want to tell you...

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Country Songs and Mean Kids Make Me Cry

(32) Comments | Posted June 23, 2013 | 9:12 AM

Last week, one of Anna's friends walked up to me and said, "Anna ruined my whole day." A second little girl added, "Yeah, she's really annoying us." Anna wasn't in earshot, off playing or chatting up an adult somewhere, and probably would have snarked back and gotten on with her...

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It's OK to Ignore Your Children and Read This

(173) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 1:46 PM

When I was little, my parents got divorced. My mom and stepdad were no-sugar-in-your-Kool-Aid broke, and my two younger sisters and I were tyrants.

Our parents worked. They worked and worked and worked, and when they weren't working they were cleaning up after us, or making dinner, or feeding dogs,...

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