Jennifer

Jennifer

Author's details

Name: Jennifer Reginald
Date registered: March 27, 2012
URL: http://jenreginald.com

Biography

I am a freelance writer and marketer based in Southern Maryland and specializing in small businesses and nonprofits.

Latest posts

  1. Toy Gun Etiquette — December 7, 2014
  2. Fort Washington National Park — October 21, 2014
  3. Quick and Easy Wassail — September 29, 2014
  4. How I Emptied My Wallet at the County Fair — September 17, 2014
  5. Assateague Island: Water and Wild Ponies — August 6, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Getting Rid of the Baby Stuff: Yard Sale, Consign, Craigs List, or Give Away? — 8 comments
  2. Raising Our Children in a Crosscultural Marriage — 7 comments
  3. Remembering Grandma D — 6 comments
  4. Be a Lover, Not a Biter — 6 comments
  5. Poem for a Marrying Son — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 07 2014

Jennifer

Toy Gun Etiquette

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This Christmas, I feel a strange connection with Ralphie’s mom in The Christmas Story  who doesn’t want to buy him a Red Ryder BB gun,  telling him “You’ll shoot your eye out”. Problem is, with today’s gun violence and kids’ toy guns being mistaken for real ones, parents have more to worry about than they …

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Oct 21 2014

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Fort Washington National Park

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We discovered a little gem last week that’s only 15-20 minutes down the road–Fort Washington National Park. My two sisters and niece and nephew were visiting from Indiana, and we had done the tourist thing in Washington DC the day before. This was a relaxing, and relatively close, alternative. The kids loved seeing the old …

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Sep 29 2014

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Quick and Easy Wassail

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The boys helped me decorate the house this weekend, and I think we’re all ready for fall. This wassail recipe gets me in the mood and is the easiest I’ve ever found.  It’s a go-to recipe when we have company, and it makes the kitchen smell wonderful like spiced cider. Leftover wassail can be stored …

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Sep 17 2014

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How I Emptied My Wallet at the County Fair

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Nelson and I took the boys to the Charles County Fair this past weekend. Yes, school has started, and unlike any other place in the U.S. that I know of, Charles County doesn’t have their fair until after school starts. They always have a Fair Day on Friday, where the kids have it off and …

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Aug 06 2014

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Assateague Island: Water and Wild Ponies

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We took the boys this past weekend to Assateague Island for Jacob’s 7th birthday. He wanted to see the ocean, and several friends told me it was more family-friendly than Ocean City. So, we made it a day trip. Jacob loved seeing the ocean and playing in the water as the waves came in. Lucas …

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Jul 10 2014

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Starting Piano Lessons

Music Tree Book

I started teaching Jacob to play the piano a few months ago, using The Music Tree series by Frances Clark. So far, it’s going pretty well. Up until a few months ago, he showed little interest in the piano. His father told him he WOULD take piano lessons, and I was a little concerned. However, …

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Jun 04 2014

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How to Build a Worm House

When we had  heavy rain this spring, and a lot of soil washed down our hill, it left a lot of mud on the brick patio area behind our house. And, what creature do you find when you have a lot of mud? Worms, of course. And, the boys found a lot of them. To …

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May 21 2014

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Local Indoor Swimming Pool

Lackey High School pool

Nelson and I and the boys went this past Saturday to the pool at Lackey High School in Indian Head. It’s only about 10 minutes away, and we had talked about going for a long time. Nelson has enjoyed swimming since he was a boy and wanted to teach Jacob, so we decided to try this one out. …

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May 10 2014

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Strawberry Picking at Shlagel Farms

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I took the boys today to Shlagel Farms in Waldorf, MD, to pick strawberries, and we all had a great time! The weather was perfect, and Jacob and Lucas each filled their plastic Easter baskets a little more than half full. Jacob also picked me out a hanging basket full of mini petunias for Mother’s …

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May 09 2014

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If You Give a Teacher a Muffin

If you give a teacher a muffin card

  Jacob took this card to school for Teacher Appreciation Day.  We taped a Starbucks gift card inside and attached it to a muffin from the local bakery. I got the idea from a friend who is the president of her PTO and arranged for muffins and coffee for the teachers one morning this week. …

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