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

Talking About Police With My Daughter

If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ then you probably already know that an...more

Just keep writing

Note to self: Stop overthinking, stopping, wondering what this all means, rewriting, editing, twittering, talking for hours on the phone, gossip site reading, Facebooking, Instagramming, Paying too much attention to what every other writer is doing, Eating chocolate as if eating chocolate is doing something Doubting Not believing Watching too much TV Making excuses Blogging about why I have not been writing and just write. ...more

How I Made Room For Mother Writers In “The War of Art’

If you are a writer. If you are a blogger. If you have a social media account, then you have likely heard of a book called “The War of Art” by Steven Pressenfield ....more

very “deep” reflections on my very broken Kindle

The odd thing about loving something when you’ve loved it is this: It’s not until it’s gone that you realize how you really loved it. I had this old shirt metaphor in my head at my dad’s funeral. I likened, then, my dad to an old shirt in the back of my closet that I never wore and didn’t really care about until I couldn’t find it ....more