He came into my life like a hurricane enters the shore, wild and raging full speed ahead, taking no prisoners. Like the shoreline, I had two choices. I could fight his powerful force and be left in ruins, alone with nothing. Or, I could allow myself to be swept up in his magnificent power, allowing him to alter the direction of my life. I chose the latter.
Let's talk a minute about something y'all call "Mom Guilt". There's a potential for guilt with every single parenting choice we make, from the very beginning. Breast feeding, bottle feeding, sleep training, co-sleeping, screen time, bed times, disposable diapers, junk food, the overflowing sink full of dishes, yelling at your kids when it feels like … Continue reading A Little Nagging Feeling Called Mom Guilt
"Everything you've ever wanted, is on the other side of fear." ~G. Addair Today, I am thinking of our children. The new school year has started for most children. Our boys are no different. One is starting a brand new chapter of his life as a Freshman at West Virginia University, and the other is … Continue reading Facing the Fear of New Beginnings
Hey y'all! I'm baaaack! I've been a busy bee this summer, and by busy bee, I mean I've been busy living in the moment! As some of you may know already know, we are a blended family, and our children chose to remain in Pennsylvania when we relocated a few years ago. So that means, … Continue reading Summer Lovin’
The other day I was looking at my Facebook memories and it made me cringe! Oh how I wish I could go back to twenty-eight year old Jess and grab her by the shoulders and take the phone out of her hand before sharing the dirty laundry from her failing marriage!! Which got me thinking, after thirty-seven years on the earth, surely I have some advice that I could give my former/younger/dumber/more naive self!
It's strawberry season!! If you find yourself with an abundance of strawberries, you MUST try this recipe for strawberry-banana bread.
wanderlust (n): a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world