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Jacqueline Pinchuk

Stay at home mom of three, with a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. Looking to empower women one shared experience at a time.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy and the Flu

The funny thing about pregnancy is that it generally feels a lot like the flu. Discomfort, pain, nausea, vomiting, and possibly cramping. As mothers, when we get the flu, it’s not really the end of the world. At least for me. While the flu ravaged my family last weekend, I…

Pregnancy

Four Under Four

I have been sick for what feels like forever. I had that terrible virus that was going around town. I got it not only once but twice. I didn’t even know it was possible to give a virus to your family and get it back again. It was terrible. I…

Family

The Maid of Honor

Being a maid of honor is not for sissies. I have been bestowed the honor for my soon-to-be sister in law’s upcoming wedding. We have spent countless hours planning the wedding, creating the guest list, locking in vendors. Now we’re finalizing the details. If you think wrangling kids is hard,…

Special Edition

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have a lot to be thankful for this year, but it is often easy to forget our blessings. I’ve spent much of the last two years wishing my house was bigger or my backyard cooler, but this year I’m simply thankful to have a home. Learning of the Californians…

Family

An Apocalyptic Week

I am from a small town that the nation had never really heard of. I had never seen our name in major headlines. I had never heard of a president tweeting about us. But last week we were hit with a mass shooting and a wildfire that have devastated our…

Self-Care

A Wacky Day

Today has been a wacky day. The kind of day where my socks don’t match, and the house looks messy, even though I’ve spent all day cleaning. The kind of day where no amount of sleep can actually make me feel less tired. And of course I’m not the only…

Family

Will They Sleep?

There are two times of year that I absolutely detest. I used to not care as a child, but as a parent, Daylight Savings has become the dreaded behavioral shift in my household. Maybe if I didn’t have twins, it wouldn’t be such a big deal, but getting the girls…

Motherhood

A Successful Park Outing

I took the girls to the park today to tucker them out, but to be honest, I’m not sure who’s more tired: them or me? We all start to go stir crazy when we’re cooped up inside, so either way, it’s essential that we get out. The girls are far…

Motherhood

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…

Body Image

The Baby Carrier

What are the parts of motherhood that make you feel insecure about your body? I feel like there are a zillion, if we let it happen: bathing suits, special occasions, pretty much anything. But the one that got me today was the baby carrier. I don’t think I have ever…