Sisterly Love

This picture is reminiscent of a story I’ve been told, not a memory I’ve acquired. Yet my response is visceral, like smelling something that slams you back into the past.  My oldest two are 4.5 years older than baby Willow, the exact same age gap I had with my sister. My mom told me onceContinue reading “Sisterly Love”

Ask Jacque: Sex Over Sleep, My Brother’s Girlfriend, The Bachelor Boyfriend

To Sex or Not to Sex My husband complains all the time that we don’t have enough sex. Like, I think once a weekish is fair right now. We have two under two, and I’m exhausted all the time. By the end of the night, I just want a shower and my bed. The ideaContinue reading “Ask Jacque: Sex Over Sleep, My Brother’s Girlfriend, The Bachelor Boyfriend”

ASK JACQUE: MIL, Household Chores, & Siblings

The Mother-in-Law who keeps on coming So I just had a baby, and my MIL has been coming over all the time to “help.” I’ve asked her to check with me before coming over, but she just shows up whenever she wants, saying something like, “Oh I forgot to tell you I was on myContinue reading “ASK JACQUE: MIL, Household Chores, & Siblings”

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having Another Child

My friends and I are constantly asking ourselves if/when we want more children. This is a huge decision. I’ve found it really interesting when mommy threads on social media advocate for one stance over another, when the truth is that this is a very personal decision. Each child is different, and each family is different.Continue reading “6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having Another Child”

Raising Daughters Without My Sister

I saw a friend post on social media about a sister she had lost and how her daughter now shares this sister’s middle name. This relegated me to a sobbing mess at 5:45 in the morning. I too lost my sister; I too have a daughter with my sister’s middle name; I too raise daughtersContinue reading “Raising Daughters Without My Sister”