Why not you?

I am returning to a very long vacation where I engaged in very little social media-ing. Usually when this happens, or when I don’t do social media for an extended amount of time and suddenly do social media when I return this happens: I go on overload. Reading everything I think I’ve missed ....more

It’s never too late

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing ....more

Don’t be afraid to fail.

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” I learned this week that I am an honoree in the Impact category of Blogher’s Voices of the Year. I received this honor for the essay I wrote for the Washington Post on talking to my then four-year old about police ....more

What It Means To Be A Sister

My three daughters are in their closet desperately searching for my middle daughter’s favorite dress—the oversized pink satin one with glitter and sheer sleeves. “We’re going to pretend ball,” squeals my oldest as she runs past me. Though none of them really understand time, they tell me it’s starting in an hour ....more

Tell The Untold Story Inside You

Every so often, I am asked how I decide what to “share” online, in my writings. Usually, the person asking this asks this because they have things they’d like to write about, talk about online. But they don’t write or talk about these things online or anywhere public out of fear over people knowing too much about their “personal” lives, their personal “selves ....more

It’s Not Your Job to Make Everyone Happy

So don’t bother trying. Aim to be happy yourself, to value yourself enough to know when you’re giving too much in your relationships for the sake of others’ opinions of you. Peace, Jessica ....more

Forget Yesterday. Wear What Feels Good Today.

Forget yesterday. It has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow ....more

Five Years Really Isn’t a Long Time. But It Is a Long Time.

Five years is a long time on earth. But it is a really short time in motherhood.I know because I am officially a mother of five years. Five years! ...more

If it’s important to you

You know the saying, “If it’s important to you, you will find the time”? It’s true. If something is important to you, you will make time to do it ....more

Happy New Year

Over breakfast this morning, my older daughter had a pink spoon. A pink spoon with raised shapes on the handle. That pink spoon wasn’t all that special ....more