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Author of MUSINGS FOR MOM, ONCE UPON A PANDEMIC & IF YOU GIVE A KID A MASK On Amazon & B&N.com 1.6 million+ readers on NBCUniversal’s TODAY Freelance Writer/Podcast Host/Owner & Founder, jthreeNMe: an imperfectly authentic peek at real-life parenting, marriage and self-improvement. Raw, honest, empowering, inspirational and entertaining, jthreeNMe is chicken soup for those that are exhausted, over-stressed and under-inebriated, yet still utterly happy and longing to improve.
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Ain’t nothing looks more attractive on a man than the love he has for his kids
The only thing “step” about you, is how gracefully you stepped into the role of my children’s grandparent
It’s not selfish to need some child-free time at night — it’s self-preservation
There's no such thing as a perfect parent, and there's no such thing as a perfect kid
If middle-aged me wrote a college admissions essay, this is what it would say
A man who doesn’t put up with all your versions, surely doesn’t deserve your best one
We're doing holidays [and all days] however we damn well please (and you should too)
'Tis the season of mamas putting too much on their plate -- But not this year, not this mama.
Letting loose is entirely permissible -- heck, even advisable and encouraged
To my friend who just had her third baby, here are TEN things I need you to know
Normalize saying, "That must have been a tough decision" instead of inserting your opinion
If you want to be a real champion for your children, you've got to let other people champion them too.
Where have all the teachers gone? One mom's expressed frustration with her county's superintendent
I’m only in the market for friendships that also let me be independent from them
As I creep towards 40, I'm finding it more and more critical to open my circle
Don't forget about those of us who are willingly continuing virtual learning
Understanding, respect, kindness, and general 'goodness’ can spread far and wide...if we let it
Thank you for respecting our privacy while my husband and I continue to be antisocial
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a thousand authentic words tell you so much more
To all the men with daughters, you need to love your WIFE as you want your DAUGHTER to be loved
Men are not immune from stress; they just don't wear it like a badge of honor like women do
If you've been blessed with siblings you want to love, then be sure to do a good job at it
If I wrote articles for my husband, they would probably read something like this
To the men giving their wives and marriages all that they've got, just know that it's not enough
You'll screw up, and then you'll keep screwing up, and not for lack of trying
Are we missing a crucial piece of the puzzle in teaching our kids about human interaction?
In a world where you can raise your kids to be anything, raise 'em to be savage
Listen up Girls: Care more about how your heart presents itself than your appearance.
Your kids make those lousy weeks not just bearable, but worth every gosh darn unpleasant second.
If your child has found their passion & they want to spend most of their (and your) time doing it, let them & don't complain
For the women that stand behind us, so that we can stand behind our children.
I don't want to be the mom with an easily heated, overactive temper, but I am.
Humor is necessary, love looks good on anyone and always look for dolphins: Life lessons at thirty-three
Just as much as a father needs to dine with, talk to, and listen to his daughter, so does her mother.
I wait in the preschool parking lot instead of running in to get my kids (and I'm not apologizing for it)
Let's live and breath our children in a way that doesn't paralyze or suffocate ourselves.
'I know you see me': A reminder that we are more than the snippets people see of us
MAKING THE RIGHT SCHOOL CHOICE FOR YOUR CHILD: TEN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS