Editorial Author Jess Doane

Never Give Up

I have written numerous articles on how my husband and I met. Our love story has not been one from the magazines. We weren’t high school sweethearts, we didn’t see

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May Mom Exhaustion Is Among Us

You’ve seen them, all the posts and humor about being in the homestretch of school almost letting out. I wonder if they call it homestretch because a majority of us

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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter, We sent you off to your first day of preschool today and watched your pony tail swing. I reminisced when you were growing in my belly and I was

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My Life With You

I was standing behind the teller station at the bank in a denim quarter length skirt, a blue button up shirt with a vest over top. My hair was down past my butt

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Can You Grow Here

A friend of mine left me with this after we had our monthly phone call. She said, “but can you grow, if you decide this is the route you take, can

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The Tale of Four Keurigs

We all have our routines. The things we do that keeps us going in the mornings. You don’t realize it until that routine becomes somewhat unavailable…

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Be Human. 

We sat down as a family tonight. We ate dinner. I watched in what seemed like slow motion.

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2018 The Year of Self Awareness

Almost every year on New Year’s Eve when I was young, my cousins and I would spend the evening making homemade pizza or cookies with my grandma. She would sit us

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Silver Lining 

I am a huge advocate of silver linings, situations that arise are never by chance. Whether you believe in Jesus, the universe, karma or good vibes – we all have

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Parental Involvement Day

They pretty much have a day made for everything, today is Parental Involvement Day. I’m not sure who “they” are or who makes up these nationally recognized days but this

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The Walk of Shame

You know when you sit down, indulge in some sugary treat and turn on Netflix, throwing yourself out of mom reality into some Brazilian heartthrob love story?

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Daddy’s Girl 

I recently read an article called My Husband Didn’t Know He Needed a Daughter. It struck a cord with me, the difference between her husband and mine is that my

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Step Parenting = Boundaries

Now that this world is full of step, half, kin, foster, adoptive and whatever other labels are being stuck in families these days. I’ll throw in my two cents with a

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The Demon Chute

The struggle is real. I get so annoyed with that phrase but today I’m using it. I’m sweating, my hair looks like I got caught in a windstorm, I’m wearing

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Mother’s Day is OUR Day

The single most important day of the rest of your life. The day you bring someone into this world that you vow to protect, guide, and most importantly love…

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