single momma
Parenting

Single Momma, I Wanted You to Know

Single Momma, I Wanted You to Know I am not single. I have been married for 26 years.  This actually surprises me.  Not because I don’t love my husband, but because, he still puts up with me.  The thing is, I am pretty high maintenance.  Wait, that sounded a bit muted. I am very high maintenance. Also, I am not a feminist, although, my daughter tells me that I am because feminist doesn’t mean I am burning my bra or …

the art of worry
Parenting

The Art of Worry: A Mommy Chronicle

The Art of Worry: A Mommy Chronicle I worry about writing this post. It is 3:24 am and I wide awake, heart pounding, throat tight, rear end in agony.  Yes, I will clarify.  The first two symptoms are because of worry, the last is the result of a nasty fall yesterday afternoon. I was not built for falling. In authentic Jami fashion, I decided to move my desk closer to the window, by myself.  While pulling the enormous oak structure, …

Grow up
Parenting

What to be When You Grow Up

What to be When You Grow Up Yesterday at our two youngest sons’ school, it was “Dress-Up As Who You Want to be When You Grow Up” day. Red Ribbon Week is killer.  I had curated 10 outfits that coincide with the day’s apparel. Actually, I am pretty impressed with myself.  Not only was I fully cognizant of the week’s events, but I am also fully prepared. Today they are going to school in their pajamas. I am best at …

Goodnight Love: The Perfect 17 Minute Bedtime Routine 4

Goodnight Love: The Perfect 17 Minute Bedtime Routine

It’s Bedtime!  Goodnight Love: The Perfect 17 Minute Bedtime Routine (Ages 2-10) THIS PAGE INCLUDES AFFILIATE LINKS FOR PRODUCTS JAMI RECOMMENDS Oscar-Winning Bedtime Routine… No matter the day, no matter the tantrum, checkbook balance, plumbing issues, or poorly distributed Weight Watcher’s points, no matter… I want to end on a good note. Bedtime needs to be my perfect conclusion. As a parent of littles, this is really the reckoning, a confessional if you will.  I want bedtime to be lovely. …

26 Precious Scriptures to Memorize with your Child (2 -10) 1

26 Precious Scripture Nuggets to Memorize with your Child

26 Precious Scripture Nuggets to Memorize with your Child (2 -10) This is a list of 26 precious scriptures to memorize with your child or children ages 2 years to 10 years.  Depending on your preference you can either do one a week and then start over or repeat the same one for two weeks.  All that to be said, this is a year’s worth of scriptures.  Please stay tuned, I will be adding list two soon!  Also, be sure …

To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today

To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today

To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today A year ago I watched him be sworn in and then board a bus and drive away.  I had watched the videos, met with his recruiter, and had gone over all the things… all the numerous things I had to say, and a few that I couldn’t leave left unsaid. With my head on the barrel like chest of a manbaby, the smallest and weakest of my litter a mere …