Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe Jennifer is a mom to two teens, as well as a middle school teacher for 22 years. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in English, she returned to her California hometown to teach, mother and write. Jennifer ijust completed work on a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education studying global teaching, and writes for mamawolfe, Yahoo! and DavisPatch.com

Web Site: http://jenniferwolfe.net


Girl Power at Eighteen

Sep 14, 2014
Girl Power at Eighteen

“Have you seen my post yet, Mom?” It was unusual to actually hear her voice, live. Most of the time since she left for college we’ve been reduced to communicating by text. I miss her. “No….” I respond cautiously. “I’ve been at work all morning. Trying to get ready for next week, you know....

Broken

Sep 10, 2014
Broken

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” ~Ernest Hemingway “Hi, Jennifer. This is Coach Karen. How are you?” I knew when I heard her voice that this was not the call I wanted to receive. It was 9:00 on a beautiful Sunday morning, and I had just pedaled my...

Letter to My College Bound Daughter

Aug 22, 2014
Letter to My College Bound Daughter

Dear baby girl, You are done with what society has ‘required’ you to do. What’s left is what YOU require yourself to do. That can seem scary and daunting and utterly oblivious to you right now, and that’s precisely the way it should be, I think. I have a few words of advice that...

Today, I Love You

Aug 15, 2014
Today, I Love You

The floor measures four orange tiles wide by six tiles long, not counting the cream and white squares interspersed in an attempt to bring cheer to the room The wailing infant cries pierce through the walls on regular intervals. The parents pace the hallways, anxious looks on their faces. Babies rest in cribs and...

My Best Life July 2014: A Month of Quiet

Jul 31, 2014
My Best Life July 2014: A Month of Quiet

My Best July: The month of July was quiet -sometimes, WAY too quiet. My grown-up girl has spent her summer working as a ski camp counselor at her beloved Mt. Hood, Oregon. My thinks-he’s-grown-up son has been back and forth between Mt. Hood and Lake Tahoe, and when he’s actually at home his social...

Summer Vacation Traditions To Start Right Now

Jul 29, 2014
Summer Vacation Traditions To Start Right Now

Since I’m a school teacher, my family anticipates summer vacation in a big way.  As a mom to two teens, some of our summer vacation traditions have changed over the years to adapt to growing bodies and new interests. And as one child prepares for college and another for high school, it seems like family...

travel with mamawolfe: Relax at the Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort in Calistoga

Jul 27, 2014
travel with mamawolfe: Relax at the Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort in Calistoga

Greetings from Calistoga, California! Most people think of the Napa Valley for wine, of course, but there is SO much more there than driving around doing tastings. Quaint towns such as St. Helena, Yountville, Healdsburg, Sonoma and Calistoga each offer chances for a romantic weekend spent riding bikes, walking the town, antique shopping, eating...

Missing Those Days With Her

Jul 18, 2014
Missing Those Days With Her

I’m missing those days with her, those days when her eyes sparkled as she climbed at the park and skipped all the way home. I’m missing those days with her when baking cookies, braiding hair and reading Curious George meant a perfect day, and tucking her in at night was the perfect evening. I’m missing...

reading with mamawolfe: A Life Apart by L. Y. Marlow

Jul 14, 2014
reading with mamawolfe: A Life Apart by L. Y. Marlow

“Beatrice leaned into her daughters,  powerless to halt another round of tears. She thought about all that had happened, all that she had done, the years of deception and betrayal and hurt. And as her daughters held her, their contact comforting and familiar, she thought of them, and of Emma and Morris, all the...

Travel with mamawolfe: Bend, Oregon for Rivers, Books, Coffee and Consignment Stores

Jul 9, 2014
Travel with mamawolfe: Bend, Oregon for Rivers, Books, Coffee and Consignment Stores

I just got back from a quick road trip to Bend, Oregon; we try to have a family reunion there every year, but with growing families and adventurous kids, it’s hard to bring everyone together in one place at one time. I managed three days and nights of rivers, books, coffee and consignment stores-not...

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