One of the things I never questioned about being a mom was my desire to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has so many benefits for mama and baby—it just seemed like a no-brainer. And even though I knew, intellectually, that my big boobs didn’t necessarily mean more food for my baby, it seemed like I had good equipment for […]
Author Archive | Jenny
In the end people remember less about things that you think are weird about yourself, or what you wore, or how much you weigh. Instead they remember how you made them feel.
Our daughter is a full-fledged toddler – imitating the things her daddy and I do. In many ways she’s like her mama. She likes things in order: closed doors, shut cupboards. One of the things I hope she picks up from me are little ways that she can use resources efficiently. Small Changes for Greater […]
My heart is broken because two wonderful people who loved me deeply and I loved without reserve are gone. How blessed am I to have experienced that kind of love?
In my head, I went into the parenting death spiral—does the fact that my kiddo won’t take a pacifier make me a bad mom? If I was a good mom, couldn’t I keep her content during a quick trip through the store? If I can’t even get my girl to take a paci, what other […]
After our daughter was born, it was surreal. It felt a lot like babysitting. Like someone else more responsible was going to pick her up to take her home. Like I wasn’t really her mom.
Love is like glue. It gets into all the broken crevices and holds things together. And all of that love that poured out of my dad’s family is coming back to hold us all together.
You know those things that seem like they only happen to other people? Like winning the lottery or having to chop off their own arm to rescue themselves? Evacuating from a wildfire seemed like one of those things that only happened to other people. Before June 26, 2012, my closest encounter with wildfire was a […]
My family recently lost my dad. He was incredibly healthy up until October 14, 2016. Then everything changed. He was diagnosed with aggressive cancer and complications quickly followed. He entered hospice on November 29 and died, surrounded by family, on February 3, 2017. That eight weeks of hospice was incredibly challenging and people loved my […]