Evolution of a signature

by Jessie K on March 23, 2015

She’s come along way, hasn’t she? I burst with pride.


November wasn’t my month, which is why I haven’t been blogging or doing much of anything except trying to keep my head above water, what with Jake being gone and me being home alone with the two little guys for a year. It all caught up to me in November, capped by the day June, Katie and […]


10 Secret Perks of Parenthood

by Jessie K on November 10, 2014

Search Pinterest for “mom inspiration” and the first thing you’ll see is a whole bunch of quotes about why it’s wonderful to be a parent: You become more patient, less selfish, your heart grows by leaps and bounds, you strengthen your family bonds, blah, blah, blah. Those are all well and good, but they don’t portray the […]


I thought repairing it would make it look better

by Jessie K on October 30, 2014

With Jake gone, I’m Mrs. Fix-It. When something in this house breaks, I attempt to repair it, “attempt” being the crucial word. Our house is strewn with all sorts of little objects in need of mend. I can’t fix anything except dinner, and even that lately has been Tator Tots. The other night, one of the […]


October beach weekend

by Jessie K on October 28, 2014

I had a revelation over the weekend. Going to the beach in October is the best. I took the girls to Virginia Beach over the weekend with some friends and had a great time. Clear skies, hot weather, cold beer, tepid water, zero crowds and a crazy affordable Airbnb. I highly recommend it. The area to stay, […]

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by Jessie K on October 22, 2014

The root canal I had been dreading for weeks somehow exceeded my capacity for sorrow and anxiety yesterday. (What do you call a mix of sorrow and anxiety? Hysteria? Sanxiety? Aorrow? I’ll go with sanxiety.) At precisely 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, my friend Susan arrives at my house to pick me up to take to the endotontist. […]


Tomorrow should be an interesting day

by Jessie K on October 20, 2014

Tomorrow I go in for a root canal. My third. I suffer from what I like to call “acute mouth trauma” so I have been prescribed a single Valium to get me through it. One lousy Valium. A ride to and from the endodontist has been secured. Katie is coming with me. I couldn’t find child care. […]


Happy Birthday, June!

by Jessie K on July 11, 2014

This little lady turns 4 today. I wouldn’t want to imagine my life without her. Jake left a week ago (boo hoo!) so we had a little birthday celebration for her before he left town. Here she is with her best bud Josie. Among her cache of gifts, my Mom — who was visiting from […]


Water fun that was not to be

by Jessie K on July 1, 2014

When I was a kid, I remember we had this plastic clown’s head topped with a hat that, when attached to a running hose, lifted off the clown’s head and spun around by a 6 foot jet of water. Water would come shooting out of the sides of the hat and spray all around. I recall […]


My summer as a full time mom

by Jessie K on June 17, 2014

This is the first summer I’m staying home completely with June and Katie. Every previous summer since June’s birth, I’ve always managed to prioritize work over spending all day as a mom. A big part of this is because I had to — work is work. The bills keep coming. I get a lot of satisfaction out […]