Author Archives: Jill

I’m honored to have a friend guest posting today. Melissa Clark is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in disordered eating, body image, and self-worth. When she asked if she could share the story of the first time her 6-year-old daughter said she was fat, I didn’t hesitate to give over this space. ********** Sitting in […]

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“My name is Jill. I have 4 kids. And 5 places to be at the same time…… OMG one just pooped up his back, why does that always happen in the exersaucer? We’re always late.” Real mom roll call! I felt compelled to make my own real mom roll call after watching these from Good […]

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Babies cost money. That’s a fact of life. From the moment you spend money on an overpriced pregnancy test that shows you a positive – by the way, you can get perfectly fine pregnancy tests at dollar stores- you’re in for a couple decades of buying stuff. You don’t have to buy all the stuff, though! […]

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I learned the magic of a good, tight swaddle when my first was days old, already spending most of his hours screaming. He was not an easy baby, and I was desperate for any kind of magical solution that would help him calm down. This was way back in 2008, and I kept reading all […]

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Milestones look a lot different when you’re almost nine. Life’s firsts aren’t always exciting anymore. Some of them are downright scary and sad. Kendall’s been handling some of life’s sad and scary things with so much courage lately. When I was asked to share a story for the #MyKidHasGuts Sweepstakes, in partnership with Smartypants Vitamins, […]

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So it’s been, like, 3 months since half the people I know got an Amazon Echo for Christmas. Are you one of those people? Maybe you got a Google Home. I feel like this probably applies to you just the same. Have we learned to turn our house into a “smart house”? Have we transformed […]

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