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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

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…

Self-Care

The Vitamin B Shot

In the craze of motherhood, my mom offered to schedule me a vitamin B shot. I am always tired, so I immediately said, “Sure! I’ll try anything.” Unfortunately, I completely forgot about my blood-injury-injection phobia until right before the appointment. My mom had worked really hard to find me an…

Self-Care

Fill Yourself Up

Sometimes I wonder what it would feel like if the house was quiet during daylight hours. Can you imagine it? No screaming. No messes. Just you and a book, a meal, a favorite past-time. As much as I yearn for a few calm moments, I know I would miss the…

Ask Jacque

ASK JACQUE: Dogs, Toddlers, & Snacks

No Dogs Allowed My husband has wanted a dog for a few years now, and we discussed doing it after we had kids. We wanted to be able to travel a bunch and enjoy spending time with friends, without being worried about having an animal to take care of. Well,…

Family

A Weekend Away

Yev and I spent time alone this weekend for the first time since we had children. To be honest, I didn’t expect it to happen this soon, but boy was I grateful. It was really wonderful to pack a bag for myself without a single diaper or wipe in sight.…

Self-Care

The Desitin Disaster

This morning’s Desitin Disaster reminded me of the Poopocalypse, and although it was less disgusting, it was infinitely more difficult to clean up. I can barely clean Desitin off of my hands after using it properly, but this morning’s debacle has left us smelling like Desitin, despite multiples baths and…

Ask Jacque

ASK JACQUE: Declining an Invitation

I have my cousin’s wedding this weekend, and I have lots of family in town from far away. My posts might be shorter this week, so I can enjoy more of their company 😍. Love you ladies! Jacque  — Worried About My Weight One of my family friends is getting married…

Food

10pm Tamale & Tea Time

I’ve acquired a new habit while writing. I can’t believe I’m only noticing it now. Most nights around ten o’clock, I make myself a cup of loose leaf Earl Grey tea and a microwaveable tamale. We eat dinner around 5:30, so by 10pm, I’m often hungry. And I’m not one…

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.…