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Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

Welcome to The Jennifer Chronicles, a Gen X blog about childhood, faith, family, & motherhood.


This is a blog about faith, family and motherhood. It highlights my life experiences and is written from the perspective of Generation X, the 13th generation of Americans born between 1961 and 1981. My generation. 

My name is Jennifer (appropriate) and I’m a first-wave Gen-Xer. I was born in East L.A. (street cred) in 1967, and have lived in the Heartland since I was 11-years-old. I grew up in small towns in the Permian Basin of West Texas;  the Arkansas River Valley; the piney woods of East Texas; the Chautauqua Hills of Southeast Kansas, and Northeast Oklahoma. What a life! For the past 20 years, I’ve lived in a prairie bungalow in Oklahoma City’s oldest neighborhood. I can see the state capitol and the city’s lone skyscraper from my front yard. A century-old tree forms a canopy over my street and our lives. My son once told me that God lived inside that tree and talked to him. “We can’t move because I can’t leave the tree,” he said. And, so I’ve been here for two decades, and my cup runneth over.

At the end of the day, this is just a Gen X mom blog, an old label I’ve resisted since I started writing online in 1999. I’m a little late to acceptance. What can I say? I am Mom to my three children, and now, also a grandmother to a precious little girl. I have so much much more to say. Really, I’m just getting started.

Another Merry Christmas, Gen X

Our painted old nativity
Is fragile like the lives we lead
Silently reminding me
God is with us
Another Merry Christmas 


Grow Old Along With Me

The best is yet to be.

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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