Jess Doane

The Big 30. Living It, Learing it, Loving it

So this is it. The big one. The big day. The big kahuna. I’m kidding. I’m just 30. I turned

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Sometimes Kids Are The Teachers – Raising A Sensitive Boy

I wish I could tell you what it’s like watching you grow, what it’s like being your mom – raising

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The Scary Side of Heritage

We as a family had just lost my aunt to cancer. She realistically was my cousin, but if you grew

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Children In Competitive Sports – Be A Parent First

Our weekends are full of sports. If we aren’t attending our own children’s sports we are most likely fighting the

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Team MIMY Breast Cancer Chicken Dinner, Raffle, & Bake Sale Set for Today

Today October 6 the annual bake sale raffle is set to take place at Sherwin Willams on 165 Ray Avenue

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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

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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

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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,

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A Mother’s Letter to Her Son

He said “I don’t want that sauce on my noodles, I just want salt and pepper and butter.” I encourage

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Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger

I’m passionate about motherhood. I am so thankful for the small group of authentic friends I have formulated over the

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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

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Children of Divorce & Step-Parenting: A Statistical Letter to Blended Families

The late Judith S. Wallerstein changed the way we perceived how divorce affected children when she began a study in

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29 Things I’ve Learned At Age 29 

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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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This Isn’t Your Disney. It’s Ours. 

As I was standing in the shower this evening, winning numerous imaginary arguments, a thought passed through my mind.

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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

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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,

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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

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For Better and For Worse – I Meant It. 

I feel it! Down deep in the center of my chest, then the arches of my feet start to thump

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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

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