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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…

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…

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.…

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. …

Motherhood

Three Under Three

Let me tell you what Three Under Three looks like. It means we’re potty training and sleep training and introducing solid foods all at the same time. It means we are constantly doing laundry because of spit up, poop explosions, potty accidents, and just general food messiness. It means I…

Motherhood

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having Another Child

My friends and I are constantly asking ourselves if/when we want more children. This is a huge decision. I’ve found it really interesting when mommy threads on social media advocate for one stance over another, when the truth is that this is a very personal decision. Each child is different,…

Special Edition

And I’m Published!

I’m officially a published writer! Here we are, two months into blogging, and I am published. This seems pretty unfathomable to me. I’ve wanted to be a writer for pretty much my entire life, but I didn’t start seriously considering it as a profession until my early 20s. Ever since…

Self-Care

Mom Tired

There’s something I’ve been wondering lately. When people ask us how we’re doing, a common response is, “Dead tired.” What the heck does that mean? Bodily suffering ends, once people pass on. What we should really respond with is, “Mom tired.” Moms are pretty much in a perpetual state of sleep…

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…