Building a Social Circle

For one of the first times in my life, I have nothing to say. I finished my book and had plans to bulk up on blog posts, but as soon as my story finished, my body shut down. As if the writing had been keeping me alive. I think I’ve been having a harder timeContinue reading “Building a Social Circle”

To Feel Less Alone

While talking to my husband, he’ll often finish my thoughts and tell me he gets it. To which I reply, “But I need to say it.” What is it about the presence of an audience that gives our words weight? If Yev wasn’t going to listen, why did I still want to tell him? WhyContinue reading “To Feel Less Alone”

A Good Investment

Have you ever had so much stress inside your body you felt you couldn’t breathe? Of course you have! You’re a mom!  The idea of Yev and me moving is becoming more of a reality with each day, and I feel like my sanity is crumbling as quickly as our dreams are actualizing.  I’ve neverContinue reading “A Good Investment”

Friends, Family, & Politics

How do political discussions go in your family? Do you and your spouse agree on almost everything? Or do you disagree so vehemently you can’t even talk about it? Yev and I are somewhere in the middle, where we agree on a lot, but we can’t talk about politics for very long. Primarily because YevContinue reading “Friends, Family, & Politics”

Wine Wednesdays!

How are you coping during Covid? Above all, my relationships are suffering and consequently my mental health. The hubs and I are surprisingly doing great. I never imagined I could be cooped up with one person for so long, and we could still enjoy each other’s company at the end of the night. I won’tContinue reading “Wine Wednesdays!”

A New Friend

I had a mommy play date today! I’ve only had a couple of those since becoming a mom, but I have yearned for them for much longer. In my twenties, I thought motherhood was lunch dates and park meet ups, and I couldn’t wait to bond with other mommies. But motherhood is far more complicatedContinue reading “A New Friend”

Grow Your Relationships, Set Down Roots

How have your relationships changed since having children? I’ve found that becoming a mother has distanced me from some people and drawn me closer to others. I had no idea how my parenting style could impact someone else’s experience and vice versa, which can also alter our opinions of each other. Let’s be honest. SomeContinue reading “Grow Your Relationships, Set Down Roots”

Which Parenting Style is the Right Way?

I’ve been hearing from several different influencers about their perspectives on parenting: dos, don’ts, things to avoid, things to accept, things to just drink wine about. I find it interesting that each person has different rules and reasons for implementing specific parenting techniques, but all of these parents swear by their perspective. Everything they’re tellingContinue reading “Which Parenting Style is the Right Way?”

ASK JACQUE: More Kids, Non-Mom Friends, and Sex & Cleaning

More Kids? No Way. My husband wants more kids, and I’m totally done. Two is enough for me. I know there are some large families out there, and they love it. I am not one of them. My husband comes from a big family, and he has been begging me for more. I just can’tContinue reading “ASK JACQUE: More Kids, Non-Mom Friends, and Sex & Cleaning”

Parenting as a Team

I used to always get really excited about holidays because it meant time off to spend with my friends. Now, I’m excited Yev has work off, but holidays can definitely stress me out. It often means we’ll be at someone else’s house, chasing our kids around for the better half of the day, until someoneContinue reading “Parenting as a Team”