Author Archives: Jennifer

About Jennifer

"Yes, they're all mine." The answer to the question I hear most often.

A 2022 Look Back.

Time flies when you’re having fun! And I can honestly say that 2022 has been fun! 2021 was the hardest year for the Hamricks and the Lord saw us through. Hayden struggled with a bout of depression that made all … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal about Brittney Johnson!?!

I’m so glad you asked! She’s the first Black female lead in the role of Glinda on Broadway’s Wicked! I am very hopeful that by the time Anna is a grown woman we won’t have to make a big deal … Continue reading

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Hamilton and Phantom

I grew up listening to the soundtrack to Phantom of the Opera. It was the first musical I really loved. I saw the Broadway show in Charlotte many years ago but had to take the opportunity to see it in … Continue reading

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March 2022 Look Back

Anna is learning to write: Can you tell what she wrote? This sign says “I love you Mommy because you’re the best.” Cupcakes: I thought these turned out so cute! Money! The bigs work(ed) at the commissary for tips. I … Continue reading

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Hayden moves to Europe

They hand you a baby in the hospital and forget to tell you that before you know it they’ll be grown and gone. It does go by so fast! I wrote a three-part series documenting the details of this experience, … Continue reading

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Protected: March 21-24, 2022

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And one flew the nest…

There’s really no easy way to start this post. I’ve written the first sentence and deleted it many times. How does a mom summarize in a post her experience raising her first child and then preparing to launch him into … Continue reading

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Protected: March 20, 2022

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February 2022 Look Back

Carson’s birthday is the highlight of every February, but it will receive its own post. Aside from his birthday, the rest of February was full of events, some small, some pretty momentus. We’ll start with a pretty traumatic one: Anna’s … Continue reading

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