11 Ways to Get Through Morning Sickness

Let’s first begin by acknowledging that “morning sickness” is a plague upon women that can strike at any time, or in my case, it could be 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But from suffering comes perspective and from perspective comes wisdom. So let me impart what I’ve learned onto you. Eat whatContinue reading “11 Ways to Get Through Morning Sickness”

5 Ways to Cope for the Overwhelmed Mommy

I’ve found myself struggling to keep my patience with the girls these last few days, and I’ve noticed this almost always has more to do with me than them. So I’ve put together a short list of things we can do as moms to find a little respite, even if you don’t have help orContinue reading “5 Ways to Cope for the Overwhelmed Mommy”

The Power of Failure

To be honest, I don’t really believe in the word failure. What most people categorize as failure, I simply see as a learning opportunity and catalyst for change. Making mistakes is an integral part of making progress. It offers a backdrop against which we can measure our successes; it offers context. We can’t understand joyContinue reading “The Power of Failure”

I Am Enough

Yesterday was a day of gratitude. Not only did we launch ASK JACQUE to extremely positive feedback, but I’ve also begun working on additional writing projects. And I just had a moment where I couldn’t believe this had all come about after simply four months of blogging. I am deeply appreciative of the opportunities comingContinue reading “I Am Enough”

It’s OK to be a Mess

Yesterday was a pretty rough day. Sleep deprivation, a messy house, and toddler tantrums got the best of me. I’m finding out that loud noises really affect my sense of well-being, and I need to make more of an effort to take care of myself during the terrible twos. Now, as a previous therapist, IContinue reading “It’s OK to be a Mess”

Stressed, Depressed, and “Successful”

The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have sparked a trend of people posting about their own experience with mental illness and suicide. Some have shared about friends and family who they have lost, and others have shared their own struggles that led to an attempted suicide. I hope more people will beContinue reading “Stressed, Depressed, and “Successful””

Infused with Hope

I have been absolutely floored by the kind words I’ve received from my blog readers and Instagram viewers. So much in fact, that I’ve been inspired to reach out to other bloggers whose work resonates with me. I’ve emailed a couple of mom bloggers, and although they did not respond, I felt lighter knowing IContinue reading “Infused with Hope”

A Night to Myself

I had this really weird experience last night where I encouraged Yev to go see a movie for his own self-care, but I ended up benefiting from some alone time too. I was initially a little concerned about Yev being gone for the nighttime routine. I can obviously do it by myself, but at theContinue reading “A Night to Myself”

Paperback is Back for Good

When’s the last time you picked up a book? Not a digital rendering, but a real book with coarse pages and a musty smell. I’ve recently begun reading tangible books again, and I feel like I found something I didn’t know was lost. I didn’t know I missed the sound of the pages rubbing togetherContinue reading “Paperback is Back for Good”

Does Alone Always Mean Lonely?

Today I decided to attend our monthly art night solo. Everyone else was busy, but I still really wanted to go. This is pretty out of character for me because I never go anywhere alone. I am not one of those people who eat at restaurants or attend movies as a party of one. IContinue reading “Does Alone Always Mean Lonely?”