Jenna Arsenault

Jenna Arsenault
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Jenna is a Maine native who moved to Charleston in 2006, moved away for a while, then moved back again in 2018. She just couldn’t stay away from this city that feels like home! She’d choose palm trees over pine trees any day of the week. Jenna and her husband of 12 years have two rambunctious sons, ages 10 & 6, and live in Mount Pleasant. A social worker and registered nurse by trade, she is passionate about maternal mental health and is currently a postpartum doula specializing in perinatal mood disorders (www.jennadoula.com). Jenna loves to read, kayak, paint in watercolor, and travel with her family. Visit her personal blog on all things motherhood at www.snarkmom.com.
Abuse: A man pointing his finger with an angry, yelling expression.

Dysfunction Destruction: What Our Family Learned From Abuse

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When I was a kid, I thought all families were loving. I thought hugs and kisses were the norm and shouting and name-calling were a rarity. I thought it was safe to trust your...
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3 Reasons to Delay Postpartum Visitors

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I meet a lot of new moms in my line of work. Of the stressors that come along with having a baby, dealing with visitors during the postpartum period is a universal one. New...

Merry & Bright (Where to See Holiday Lights Around Charleston)

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Grow Out Your Leg Hair for a Good Cause

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Ladies, forget about your Schicks and Gillettes and Flamingos. Cancel your trims at the salon. Stash away your Tweezermans and wax. It's time to go au naturel for No-Shave November! I am totally psyched for...
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Professional Doulas of Charleston Celebrates 20 Years

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Bringing Sexy Back to Our Marriage

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My husband and I have been putting our marriage on the back burner over the past few months. We've probably been doing it to some extent since our children came along. Although we love...
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Enough Is Enough: That’s the “E” in E-learning

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Guide to Mount Pleasant Living

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You Go, Girl: Take That Ladies’ Trip!

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My best friend and I just got back from a week's cruise to Alaska's Inside Passage. It was luxurious and frivolous, and we completely deserved our 10 days away. However, feeling like I "deserved it"...
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Charleston Celebrates Pride Month

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated nationwide every June. June is a time for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people (and their allies) to join together and celebrate all of the progress that has...