THE GENERAL, THE PRIVATE, AND THE FAST-FOOD

BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS ( originally published in Change.org) THE GENERAL, THE PRIVATES AND THE FAST FOOD BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS I love American soldiers. I hate war, but I love the men and woman in uniform. American soldiers come from all walks of life and many of them dedicate their lives to the service of others. Read More …

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF MOTHERHOOD

THE HIGH AND LOWS OF MOTHERHOOD BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS ( originally published in Hybridmom.com) A few years ago, we started a dinnertime tradition at our house called “Highs and Lows”. I stole this ritual from my friends Alex and Jennifer who live in Northern California. “Highs and Lows” involves going around the table one at Read More …

MY TRIP TO HAITI……DAY TW0

By JENNIFER RAWLINGS MY TRIP TO HAITI……DAY TWO   ( originally published in Change.org) Captain Perry was very prompt and picked up John Fugelsang and I at exactly 8:15 am. We loading into the white vans and drove onto the crowded streets of Port-Au-Prince.  From the moment we pulled away from the base and onto Read More …

MY TRIP TO HAITI- DAY ONE MEETING THE SOLDIERS

MY TRIP TO HAITI- DAY ONE MEETING THE SOLDIERS BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS ( originally published in CHANGE.ORG) I went to Haiti a couple weeks ago to entertain the US troops that have been deployed there on a Humanitarian Mission. Normally I go to war zones to entertain the troops, so I didn’t know what to Read More …

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER EMBARASSING MOMENT AS A MOTHER

BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS            It’s a good thing that motherhood isn’t boiled down to one day but stretches over decades. I need a couple decades of full time parenting just   to get it “almost right”.           I make tons of mistakes as a mom and my kids are quick to point out every last Read More …

Hope in Haiti….while sleeping in a tent

By Jennifer Rawlings ( originally published in CHANGE.ORG)            My left arm still hurts from the typhoid shot I got yesterday at the immunization clinic on the Air Force base near LAX. I milked my sore arm most of the day asking my husband to carry the laundry and make coffee. I am dreading taking Read More …

I’M A GUILTY MOM….

BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS ( originally published in hybridmom)            I am a guilty mother. I have to confess that sometimes I choose convenience over nutrition when it comes to feeding my kids. This happened a lot when they were young. The kids would badger me for chicken nuggets, french fries, and slushees from the 7/11 Read More …

THE YELLOW RIBBON

(I initially wrote this article for CHANGE.ORG    and it appeared in the war/peace section on March 25th) By Jennifer Rawlings        This past weekend I was performing at a theatre in my hometown in Kansas. After the first show the other comedians and I went to a local bar to grab some horrible cardboard pizza and Read More …