Jenna Hatfield

Jenna Hatfield serves as the Family and Events editor here at When she's not featuring your amazing member posts, reaching out to syndicate something fantastic you wrote on your own site, or doing a million and one things to help make BlogHer Conferences amazing, she's blogging at Stop, Drop & Blog.

Jenna started in the newsroom after majoring in broadcast journalism, eventually leaving it to follow a dream of working from home as a writer and editor. She has also worked as a photographer, though currently she prefers photographing her two sons, her husband, and their zany German Shepherd. They make their home in Ohio, which is a hard sentence to swallow for a Pittsburgh-native. Go Steelers!

Beyond writing and photography, Jenna also enjoys running (currently training for her first full marathon), cooking (2014 is the year of tofu!), and reading all the books.

You can follow Jenna on Twitter.

US Airways' Social Media Team Had a VERY Bad Day

US Airways committed the blunder of all Twitter blunders today, when someone on its social media team tweeted something inappropriate. I don't even know if I can tell you what it was, because my mother-in-law tells me not to share anything on the Internet that I wouldn't tell my grandma. And I simply cannot imagine telling my grandmother that US Airways tweeted a photo of a model airplane in a vagina....more
HILARIOUS. Thanks for catching me up on this!more

Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon: Just One Marathon

Hi. My name is Jenna. It has been twenty-three hours since my last Pittsburgh Marathon training run ....more

Joining Forces and The Elizabeth Dole Foundation to Focus on Military Caregivers in 2014

Yesterday I learned some sobering statistics about military caregivers from Joining Forces. 5.5 million Americans are caring for ill or wounded service members and veterans. Of those 5.5 million, 1.1 million of those spouses, parents, and friends are providing care to a US veteran who served since 9/11....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One Where We Went Back Outside

Spring arrived. Now I find myself saying my very favorite sentence of the year, in any number of variations: “GO OUTSIDE!” “GO PLAY OUTSIDE!” “GET THEE OUTSIDE, MY YOUNG LADS!” No, really, I’ve said that to the boys. The best outside time has always been and will always be our after dinner playtime in the fresh air ....more

Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon: Beating The Wall

16. Sixteen. SIXTEEN MILES ....more

Boomer to Mets Player: Real Men Don't Miss Baseball Games for the Birth of their Babies!

I've heard a lot of stupid things in my day, but Boomer Esiason stating that Daniel Murphy, an infielder for the New York Mets, was wrong for taking paternity leave for the birth of his child seems to take the cake. He went so far as to suggest that Murphy's wife should have scheduled a c-section so Murphy wouldn't have to miss the first two games of the year. No, really. I can't even. I can't—but these memes sure can....more
Daniel Murphy is a true champion for letting his wife and child have the spotlight and focus of ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Well Child Visit

I went in to this year’s Well Child visit with the boys trying to remember to talk about eczema and a lengthy recovery time from a series of illnesses. I left victorious! Let me explain ....more

Push Me, Pull You

I should know better. I should know how to handle this, both the logistical issues and the emotions that come in waves. I should be better at this by now, all these many years later ....more

Unintentional Parenting, or Being Human

We influence our children in ways we don’t realize, in ways we couldn’t predict. Just by being ourselves, our human selves, we introduce things and concepts and foods and all sorts of stuff to our children. While we talk so much these days about mindful parenting, about being careful and intentional with our time and what we expose our kids to, we are human beings with likes and desires and experiences and failures and hopes and dreams ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the News

When I say that we don’t allow any technology Monday through Friday afternoon, I am guilty of a Sometimes Lie or Not Quite Truth. Or, maybe we’re just us, our own unique family, doing what works for us at any given time. Whatever the case, we frequently watch the Nightly News at 6:30 ....more