Jen Tousey

Jen Tousey

Jen Tousey is a former educator turned entrepreneur. Along with her husband she runs a small production company as well as writes for her blog, ThisFamilyBlog.com Jen sits on the state speakers bureau for California Daughters of the American Revolution and believes in things like the power of a personal story, a good education, and a strong cup of coffee.

Articles by Jen Tousey

  • When we think of cultures on the brink of extinction the mind usually wanders to earth based cultures world wide being infringed upon by modern development. Another common image is that of oppressed peoples being forced to assimilate, flee, or possibly be put to death in a hostile regime takeover. Unfortunately these are familiar headlines in our modern era. All of these are very accurate and very real. But there is another cultural heritage in jeopardy…one a lot closer to home, only about 300 years old, (not very old in terms of culture) and I would argue, dying quickly.  It's the American culture. But what exactly IS the American culture and how does one experience or preserve it? From the very beginning, America was a nation made up of over 500 nations, and that was before the first Europeans ever set foot on the continent. The American culture then, has always been a conglomerate [...]