A FOURTH TO REMEMBER

“A FOURTH TO REMEMBER” By Jennifer Rawlings   I LOVE the 4th of July. Just like Thanksgiving everyone is invited to the party regardless of religion. 1976 Bicentennial year- that was the grand poo- bah of all 4th of July’s . I was in elementary school. Busy learning fractions and state capitols. After school I Read More …

“Making Sandwiches…a remembrance of September 11th”

“MAKING SANDWICHES” By Jennifer Rawlings Sherman Oaks , California September 2001 5:45 am- Drats- I hate getting up this early. Can I push the snooze button for another three hours? Maybe the kids don’t need to go to the second day of school…..maybe…..oh whatever…I’ll get up and make the kids lunches. The house is quiet. Read More …

DRIVING WITH THEIR FEET

DRIVING WITH THEIR FEET By Jennifer Rawlings When my son Noah was little he loved to play bumper cars in his Little Tikes cozy coupe with the bright yellow roof and red doors. He would head down the driveway full blast into his brother Joshua who was busy tilling the cul-de-sac in his Little Tikes 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 …