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 …

A MOM IN HAITI

A MOM IN HAITI     ( originally published in hybridmom.com) BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS I didn’t know what to expect when I went to Haiti a couple of weeks ago. Of course, I knew that is was the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and that the 7.0 earthquake had further devastated the country’s already 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 …

A BULLY IN EVERY SCHOOL

  By JENNIFER RAWLINGS ( originally published in Hybridmom)                Bullies probably go as far back as mankind itself. I am sure that’s why you often see in Paleolithic cave painting one person lying on the ground and the other person towering over them with a club in hand. The person with the club is Read More …

DON’T FORGET…..TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN

“DON’T FORGET” …….. TO TEACH OUR KIDS BY JENNIFER RAWLNGS ( originally published in Change.org)       I googled the words: “Awareness Day” on my computer and a wikipedia page popped up listing everything from: “Pig Day”, March 1;  “Potato Day”, January 28; “International Dance Day”, April 29; “World Television Day”, November 21; and “Human Rights 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 …