Janelle Hanchett

I am a woman. Thirty-one years old with three children: Ava, 9, Rocket, 5, and Georgia, 6 months. I am married to Mac, my best friend and partner in crime for the last 10 years. We are an erratic offbeat family with big ideas and inevitably poor execution. We like to go to the beach on a whim, even though it's 2 hours away. We take our kids to bluegrass festivals and dance dance dance. We like rock and roll. Sometimes our boy wears pink. Sometimes I yell and scream and act like a really bad mom. Sometimes I'm freaking great. We're just a family.

Web Site: http://www.renegademothering.com


Fuck the lie that we can have it all

Mar 3, 2015
Fuck the lie that we can have it all

My husband was called to work out of town and I’m fucking pissed. Sometimes I resent the shit out of this motherhood good, the way it goes down for me. Yeah, I said it. Sometimes I don’t want to be the one on whom the KIDS ALWAYS FALL. Sometimes I don’t want to be...

To the losers who haven’t sleep trained their babies

Feb 20, 2015
To the losers who haven’t sleep trained their babies

We all know an infant “sleeping through the night” is the holy grail of parenthood about 12 of us have actually accomplished but all of us are somehow expected to make happen, but hey. Who the fuck is counting? And we all know that if your baby is not “sleeping through the night” one...

A handy guide to pleasing a 4-year-old

Feb 8, 2015
A handy guide to pleasing a 4-year-old

When Georgia found out Arlo got to write directions for how to please him, she decided she wanted in on the action. ***** Dear Mom, When I wake up in the morning, I need you to be ready to party. Right now. As I enjoy it. I like partying. I like furniture jumping, yelling and...

There’s a deer hide in my garage, and I’m done caring

Feb 2, 2015
There’s a deer hide in my garage, and I’m done caring

The other day, when I arrived home after doing something amazing (because I was alone, so whatever it was, it was amazing), Georgia yells “Hey mama! Look what we have in the backyard!” I look out the window and see two puppies out there, just chillin’, as if they were home. “Um, why do...

Arlo explains how to please a baby at bedtime

Jan 18, 2015
Arlo explains how to please a baby at bedtime

Hey, mom. Arlo here. I feel I’ve been pretty clear on this topic, but there appears to be some confusion still, which I can only assume is a result of a profound slow-mindedness on your part, which is cool, I guess. Little disappointing that my genes were plucked from your pool, but hey. Water...

America, please stop raising assholes

Jan 9, 2015
America, please stop raising assholes

Hey America. I know you’re busy. But if you have a minute, I have a really important request: Please stop raising assholes. I know. You’re just so good at it. It’s your jam. But seriously. It’s not complicated. It’s not even that deep. STOP RAISING HUMANS WHO ARE DICKS TO OTHER HUMANS. Sorry for...

I learned a few things in 2014

Jan 1, 2015
I learned a few things in 2014

In 2014 I learned that pregnancy doesn’t get any shorter even the 4th time you do it, and the last month is still actually 349 days and the weight you gain isn’t like special, allowable fancy weight even though it feels like special, allowable, fancy weight that will just fall off. And I learned...

Things I’m supposed to care about but don’t, Christmas Edition

Dec 29, 2014
Things I’m supposed to care about but don’t, Christmas Edition

Motherhood is continually urging me to give a shit about things I couldn’t care less about. Actually wait. No. Not motherhood. The hype surrounding motherhood. Websites, magazines, television, my damn Facebook feed. It expects me to care about things like Elf on the Shelf, for example. Nope. Don’t care. I think it’s weird and a lot...

16 Ways I’ll Probably Ruin Christmas

Dec 22, 2014
16 Ways I’ll Probably Ruin Christmas

Christmas is in a couple days. I’ll probably ruin it. Chances are good, at least. The more important the day, the more likely I am to fuck it up with my questionable behavior. I made an infographic to visually summarize this phenomenon. But this year I thought I’d give my family a nice, clear,...

How I discovered I am white

Dec 9, 2014
How I discovered I am white

When I was 14 or so, I asked my grandmother why we didn’t have a “white club” at school. I don’t recall her response, but I do remember feeling particularly smug and vaguely angry that there was a “Latino” club and a “Chinese” club but not a “white” club. Oh the unfairness! Oh the...

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