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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.

Self-Care

Tips for Escaping the DMV Unscathed

I have this theory that the DMV is really the tenth circle of hell. I have never gotten out of there in less than three hours. While I wait in those plush plastic chairs, I spend all of my time perseverating over the essential document list in my head, terrified…

Self-Care

Is It Really Impossible?

Our bodies are amazing. Our ability to adapt always surprises me, and I’ve found that moments of adaptation are the building blocks of growth. Recently Yev and I received a very expensive electricity bill, almost three times what it should be in the summer. And we were shocked. We had…

Ask Jacque

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…

Food

A Taste of Gratitude

I had an interesting experience today, a humbling experience, one full of growth and gratitude. We eat a lot of fresh produce in our house, which is wonderful for our health, but it has had an impact on our wallet. With baby V eating more solids, and the girls getting…

Self-Care

Enjoy Today and Leave Tomorrow Alone

Today is a day where smiling and breathing come easy. I’ve had a very rough time with my toddlers for about a year, and the closer they get to three, the more I’m loving being a mom. They’re beginning to listen a little better, which means we can do more…

Motherhood

If Only We Could Worry Less

The girls have a photo shoot later tonight, and I’m starting to get nervous. I’m really excited to work with the photographer, a close childhood friend, and I can’t wait to have more professional photos. I’m just not looking forward to the unknown. It’s kind of the way I feel…

Motherhood

“Who’s Really in Time Out Now, Mom?”

I’ve found that holding boundaries with children takes way more out of me than them. Sure, they’re upset to be put in time out or have a toy taken away, but enforcing is way harder than enduring. Especially if there are consequences. My girls are going through a bit of…

Food

7 Tips for Eating Out with Kids

I don’t know about you, but one of the most stressful aspects of motherhood is taking my munchkins to a restaurant. Here are a few different ways you can make it easier on yourself. Pick a loud place: I feel so much more comfortable in noisy restaurants where my kids’…

Self-Care

Broken Phone, Better Life?

Have you ever lost or broke your phone? It’s jarring. During The Desitin Disaster, I dropped my phone in the bathtub while taking pictures because I obviously had to document the moment. So my phone has been intermittently reliable. Which means, it doesn’t work when I really need it to,…

Food

Infused with Sunshine

Have you ever tasted sunshine? I think I did today. The Russians grow their own fruits and vegetables, and the girls and I always visit the blackberry bush. Dark, ripe, multi-faceted fruit that gushes when popped in your mouth. Not a single one is sour. Each one is perfect. I plucked…