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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.

Family Marriage

This is 30

Yev and I are total homebodies. We work really hard, but instead of playing hard, we lounge hard. An ideal night for us is hanging out on the couch, watching a movie we both enjoy, drinking tea, maybe munching on some Trader Joe’s cookies. Piece of cake you think? WRONG.…

Special Edition

Active Shooter in My Hometown

Yesterday a gunman shot his ex-wife and attempted to take his own life at a mall I have frequented countless times. I grew up walking through those stores, eating at their restaurants, and attending many movies. There is even an indoor playground where I have taken my children. Around 2:15pm…

Family Special Edition

Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day!

This used to be a much more epic day for me, but as a mom with three kids under three, I’m way too tired to drink alcohol or just do anything that isn’t absolutely necessary. I spent my junior year abroad in Ireland, and I would commemorate it each year…

Self-Care

The Art of Self-Care

Once a month the Russians (in-laws) and I spend some time at a studio near by to relax, chat, and make art. It not only provides an opportunity for community, but it creates a wonderful night of self-care. As you’ve read in The Duct Tape Debacle, I was in need…

Motherhood

The Ebb & Flow of Motherhood

Yesterday was a better day than the one before. Sometimes days like The Duct Tape Debacle linger, and it corrupts our hope for tomorrow, like a plague infecting the soil and future crops to come. But those who overcome adversity build immunity, and I am stronger because I suffered and…

Motherhood

The Duct Tape Debacle

Yesterday was terrible. The kind of day where your head throbs from the toddler tantrums. The kind of day where you yell at your kids more than you ever thought possible. The kind of day where you suffer from overwhelming guilt and regret because you feel like a bad parent.…

Self-Care

Finding Rest Without Sleep

I’m going to share a little secret with you that I discovered to help combat the parental fatigue described in Daylight Savings: A Parent’s Nightmare because twin fatigue is real. Toddler fatigue is real. Throw in a newborn, Daylight Savings Time (DST), and Mama is TIRED. I discovered this little…

Body Image

Self Image: Do you love your body?

Yesterday marked exactly one week since sharing my blog, and boy have I learned a lot! In particular, I learned about the importance of protecting my children’s privacy while I write about our family experiences all over the internet. Because of this, you’ll see initials for their names and a…

Motherhood

Daylight Savings: A Parent’s Nightmare

In Potty Training – The Poopocalypse, I discuss how the worst aspect of parenting is potty training. Let me tell you, Daylight Savings is a close second. Why the heck do we even do Daylight Savings Time (DST)? Well I checked Wikipedia (who has time to read peer reviewed articles?),…

Pregnancy

Super Mom

Every Saturday morning I meet my dad for yoga and breakfast. He’s very busy during the week, and Saturday morning has become our family time. My brother often joins us for breakfast, but first, we do yoga. We take an early morning class, to which we must arrive 15 minutes…