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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

Our Greatest Blessing

As hard as having kids can be, I often think about how much harder it is for women who struggle to have them. I’m still working on accepting my post baby body. I’ve tried to reframe this and be thankful I am able to have a baby body at all.…

Pregnancy

9 Tips for Baby Shower Gifts

I’ve been to countless baby showers by now, and I feel like it’s time to impart some wisdom regarding the dos and don’ts of baby shower gift giving. Do NOT give blankets, stuffed animals, or other suffocation hazards. They are not allowed to be around babies because they contribute to…

Ask Jacque

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…

Marriage Self-Care

When Mama Feels Sick

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have not been feeling well, and I find it’s incredibly difficult to shake an illness as a mom. We are already severely sleep deprived, under nourished, and lacking in adequate time for self-care. Once infected, we struggle to fight the additional internal battle. …

Food

An Open Bottle of Rosé

I haven’t been feeling great the past couple of days, and I told Yev I wanted to write my article right after dinner, while the girls watch a movie and wind down before bed. I usually get 5 hours of sleep, 6 if I’m lucky, and it’s just not enough.…

Ask Jacque

ASK JACQUE: Rough Days, Exercise Droughts, & Pottytraining

Motherhood is HARD I’m just struggling, every day, as a mom. Is this normal? -Tuckered Out Mama Dear Tuckered Out Mama, I think it can be very normal to go through trying periods as a mom. I find that every three months, my girls make huge development strides, and I…

Body Image

The Post Baby Body

I’ve been having a rough couple of days with my post baby body. Sometimes I could care less that I have stretch marks and extra skin, and sometimes it actually begins to affect my self-worth. I’ve yet to experience another attribute that allows me to devalue myself, quite like weight…

Pregnancy

The Impact of Delivery

I’ve had a couple of moms tell me recently about how they delivered their child in like an hour and a half from start to finish and never had time for an epidural. I’ve heard of moms who almost delivered in the car or the hospital hallway. It’s made me…

Motherhood

SuperMom to WorstMom

Today was the kind of day where I felt like supermom by 11am and the worst-mom-ever by 5pm. It began with a trip to preschool with all three children. My mom usually watches baby V, while I drop the girls off, but she was busy today. So I got there…

Self-Care

Christmas on my Mind

I know I’m WAY too early, but I’m already really excited about Christmas. And it’s not because of pumpkin spice. I mean, I LOVE pumpkin everything, but it can be hard to find gluten-free options that are yummy.  I’m excited because I feel like the girls are finally getting old…