Jennifer Dodrill

Jennifer Dodrill
Jen Dodrill is a Navy brat from a long line of Navy brats. Born in Virginia, she moved to the Florida panhandle in 6th grade. After vowing to never date a Navy guy, she moved to Nashville, TN where she met and fell in love with Eddie who was - you guessed it - in the delayed-entry-program for the Navy. They met in June, married the following February, and almost 34 years later are still sweethearts. They moved back to West Tennessee in 2008 after his retirement. Jen stayed home to raise their 5 kids, and she homeschooled the youngest three. The “baby” graduates in May, but Jen refuses to bow to empty-nest syndrome! She teaches Oral Communication as an adjunct instructor for Dyersburg State Community College and writes curriculum under History at Home at TeachersPayTeachers. When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her kids and adorable granddaughters. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and her favorite place – Pinterest! You can also visit her site "History at Home" at
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Covid and College – This Mom’s Perspective of a Challenging Freshman Year

Being a mom has its struggles. Being a mom of a college student- especially right now - feels near impossible. My heart ached when I found out just how hard a time my daughter was...
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How to Make the Holidays Food Allergy Friendly

If you don’t have food allergies and don’t know anyone with them, be thankful. And, if you have food allergies or love someone who has them, like I do, be thankful. Because of continuous...
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5 Tips to Finding Mom Friends

How do you make friends? It’s not as easy as when you were five and you just walked up to some kid and said, “Will you be my friend?” I miss those days of...

The Amazing Grace Hopper

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Notorious RBG - seems to have shaken up the nation. But it has also sparked conversations on her accomplishments and feats. I had no...

Farm + Life Lessons From A Farm Abroad

The summer after my high school graduation was something of a dream come true. I got to spend six weeks in Denmark as a summer exchange student. Denmark is an amazing country with a history...

The Sandwich Generation Unwrapped

What’s your favorite sandwich? I love a good panini filled with roast beef and cheddar cheese, maybe a little tomato and avocado. Yum! Drooling yet? Although I thoroughly enjoy a great sandwich – my hubby...
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What’s Next After The Empty Nest?

Empty. What a strange word. It has multiple meanings. You might have an empty bank account, an empty stomach, or an empty bucket. lists its meaning as “containing nothing.” What a punch in the gut. You...
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Friday Favorites – Jen’s Favorite Kitchen Tools

Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. In my...
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Addiction in the Family: The Journey and Lessons Learned

It has been two years since our family started walking in the world of drug addiction, but longer than that for someone I love. You see, this person had experimented with drugs for a...
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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? I’m Still Figuring It...

Our youngest graduates high school this May, so there is a lot of talk about majors and decisions on futures in our house. She’s kiddo #5, and this is not my first rodeo. This...
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Friday Favorites – Jennifer’s Favorite Books & Authors

Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. My mom...
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Telling My Life – And My Story

When I was a little girl, I had a diary with a lock and key. The hardest part was keeping up with the key since I did not want my brother seeing my deepest, private...