Grappling with Comparison

Hey y’all! Happy Sunday! It’s been absolutely GORGEOUS here (weather in the high 60’s to 80’s… yep. 80’s!). I wore shorts today. In February. I’m definitely not in Missouri any more. Missouri friends, I miss y’all! But I don’t miss that weather. This weekend, I went on a women’s retreat titled, “Worthy.” I have often […]

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The Perks of Hibernation

I have finally awoken from my (metaphorical) hibernation. The sun is shining, the squirrels are scampering, and I’m finally feeling well-rested and ready to go catch some salmon (and by “catch” I mean go buy some at Publix). December and January ended up being rather overwhelming for me. My daughter was sick a lot, we […]

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Affordable Gift Ideas for The Ones You Love (and the Ones You Tolerate)

Ah, the holidays. A time of laughter. A time of cheer. A time when pouring a little somethin’-somethin’ into your eggnog/cider/coffee is totally acceptable. It’s also a time of generosity and giving gifts to all kinds of folks. I love to shop for gifts. I love to make gifts. I love wrapping gifts (although, they […]

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Flying with a Baby: How to Pack

  Baby C is a great travel buddy. She traveled 1500 miles with me by car when she was maybe 3 months old. Since then, she has been on 12 airplanes and a bunch of road trips in her 9 months as a tiny human. D and I are blessed to have such an easy-going, […]

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Experiencing the Roses: Mindfulness for Your Daily Life

Mindfulness has become a hot topic in the past few years. Scientists are studying it, therapists are incorporating it in treatment sessions, schools are using it, and people are trying to practice it in their day to day lives. Ok, that’s cool and all, but what is it? Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the foremost leaders […]

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Reframing the Messy Bun

The beginning of this post is not for the faint of stomach. Just so ya know. This week, I have been covered in baby snot. And poop. And spit up. Oh, and I’ve been peed on. It’s been one of those weeks. Baby C has a cold, so she’s a fountain of mucus. We’ve been […]

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Really? Another Mom blog?

Yep. That’s right. I drank the Kool-aid. I’ve started a mommy blog. I’ve been a mom for almost nine months and I’m ready to jump into the pool of Mamas Who Blog (kind of like the Ladies Who Lunch, right?). The next logical question is, “Why, Jess? What have you got to offer the interweb […]

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