Personal Writing

The first man I ever loved

“Jessica!” I hear his voice echo through the empty church. “Come on, it’s time to go!” I peek my head over the smooth edge of the wooden pew and see my dad heading towards me. Running my hand along the back of the pew as I move easily through the tiny aisle, I skip over… Continue reading The first man I ever loved

Life with Jameson, Personal Writing

Our breastfeeding journey

If you haven't guessed from the title, surprise! I want to spend a little time talking about the experience I had breastfeeding my first baby. 🙂 This will probably be a longer post so skip it if you like. It's really mostly for myself, to reflect on so many things that have been tumbling around… Continue reading Our breastfeeding journey

Helpful Tidbits, Personal Writing

12 lessons from my first year of parenting

It's been a hot second since I've written something for my blog. I've been in sort of a writing slump the past few weeks, honestly. I have all these ideas of things I want to write about but then Jameson goes down for a nap and I have to choose between writing for my blog… Continue reading 12 lessons from my first year of parenting

Life with Jameson, Personal Writing

The call to motherhood

In the Spring of 2014 I held my breath and opened an email from Arizona State University. This was it, everything I had been working towards since my freshman year of high school when I decided, quite definitively for a fourteen year old, to pursue a career in Speech Pathology. It all came down to… Continue reading The call to motherhood

Life with Jameson, Personal Writing

A last time for everything

A few weeks ago, we started transitioning Jameson into his own room at night. We've been co-sleeping up until this point and I'm honestly so thankful for the time we got to spend together each night, snuggled up with his sweet, sleepy body between the two of us. But his four month sleep regression is… Continue reading A last time for everything

Life with Jameson, Personal Writing

Alex Appreciation Post

Dear Alex, You inspire me. I often wonder how I came to be so blessed as to have you all to myself. You make everything look so easy, so effortless. But I know it's not. You're a full-time employee, a full-time student, a full-time husband, and now a full-time father. Everyone always needs something from… Continue reading Alex Appreciation Post

Life with Jameson, Personal Writing

Friendships after baby

I've been meaning to write something about this for awhile but (in keeping with the theme of this post, ironically) it's been hard to find the time. Somehow, I didn't really think or worry too much during my pregnancy about how my friendships would be affected by the birth of my son. I guess I just… Continue reading Friendships after baby

Helpful Tidbits, Life with Jameson, Personal Writing

Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant

There's a pretty good amount of fear that comes along with a first pregnancy, no matter who you are or how calm you usually are about major life changes. For a Grade-A Worrier such as myself, that fear (of the unknown, of the what-if's, of the crap that people scared me about) was something I… Continue reading Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant

Personal Writing, Pregnancy

Decisions, decisions.

Oh yeah, and more decisions. I shouldn't be surprised that becoming a first time parent calls for about six billion decisions to be made before your child is even born. But here I am, still surprised. Actually I think I'm mostly surprised by how much I don't know. It's kind of terrifying! I mean some… Continue reading Decisions, decisions.