Author Archive | Jessica

sorrynotsorry

#sorrynotsorry: Being Okay With Moving On

This recent back-to-school season was an important one for me. My youngest child headed off to a full-day, five-day-a-week preschool program, leaving me and my stay-at-home lifestyle to figure out what comes next. For the past five years, more or less, I always had someone near by, and usually that someone needed things. And then, […]

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End-of-Summer Fun: When You’ve Got Nothing Left to Give

Hey there, parents! It’s not long now until our little darlings head off to school (if they haven’t already gone back!), and boy, are we going to miss them. I am sure we have all spent the past two-and-a-half months organizing and implementing the most amazing, creative, brain-stimulating, consciousness-raising, environment-saving, humanitarian-supporting, healthy-living summer activities we […]

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What's in a name?

What’s in a name?

I recently had one of those moments, the kind where time stops and I can suddenly see myself from the outside. I was conscripted away from my sink of dishes to play “school” with my four-year-old. She was the teacher, natch. “Here’s your work,” she said, handing me a piece of green construction paper. “Put […]

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Seasons of Love

Seasons of Love

I had occasionally heard the phrase “it’s only a season” bandied about, but never more so than after becoming a parent. I don’t know if this is the official go-to comment to say to a person dealing with troublesome parenting issues, but I have been told, and have even told others, “Don’t worry; it’s only a […]

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