Coffee Talks: Potty Training Positivity

With two toddlers running around, potty training and positivity are not two words that I have felt meshed together lately. However, it’s a new year, …

Coffee Talks: Potty Training Positivity

Mother’s Day in Quarantine + Books About Motherhood

“To a parent, your child wasn’t just a person: your child was a place, a kind of Narnia, a vast eternal place where the present you were living and …

Mother’s Day in Quarantine + Books About Motherhood

Mother’s Day in quarantine written on floral background
candid shot of a toddler boy fidgeting with a rock

An Open Letter to My Son

For a while, I have been wanting to publish an open letter to my son, but the timing never seemed right, until now. Here’s an excerpt from An Open Letter to My Son.

“…Dear Poppy, my most wonderful and treasured gift,

Just a few days ago, your father asked me to explain how I feel about you but wasn’t easy. Not because I am unsure of how I feel, but the fullness of a miracle cannot be adequately explained, only experienced. There aren’t enough words, phrases, expressions, or languages in the entire world to truly explain how I feel about you or to summarize in a few moments the love I have for you. It will take a lifetime just to give you a peek into my love for you, but I will do my best to try here and now.

The week before I found out that I was pregnant with you, I told your dad that I felt like something was missing from my life. He asked what that “it” was, but I couldn’t tell him because I wasn’t certain. A few days later, I received my answer. It was you, Son. My life was nearly perfect, but it was missing you. Now, I feel complete.

Watching you grow each and every day has been the greatest joy of my life. You are smart, funny, intelligent, inquisitive, curious, loving, and so much more. I could not have been blessed with a more perfect son. When I look at you, I see the future. I see hope and all that is good in the world. You have a light about you that will only grow brighter. Don’t ever let anything or anyone dim your light, including me.

Poppy, it is my prayer that the world gives you all of the desires of your heart. I pray that life treats you fairly, people treat you kindly, and I hope that your father and I raise you to return that same energy to the world. The journey that is life will not always be easy, but I promise to be here to support you and love you, unconditionally, as long as there are breath and life in my body.

Son, you are prayers in the flesh, hopes and dreams manifested. You are everything that I have ever wanted and needed in a child. I thank God for you every single day for blessing me with the honor and duty of being your mother. These words here are only able to illustrate but a minuscule, a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of my love and gratitude for you.

Son, my Poppy, I love you more than you’ll ever, ever know.

Love,

The One With the Boobies and the Milkies.

My Body, My Choice!!

When I found out that I was pregnant, I made a promise to myself, my husband, and my unborn that I would do whatever necessary to protect his (or her, but I knew I was having a boy. That’s another story for another post) body autonomy, within reason. So I guess you could say that this design was inspired by my pro-choice, body-positive, laissez-faire, Montessori parenting style. Nothing bothers me more than when someone tries to make my son hug or kiss them without asking. Now, people will hopefully get the message without me saying anything!

 

When you support this small business, you support me being able to stay home with my son as long as possible. You support me living out my dreams of kicking my 9-5 and being able to work for myself and obtain financial freedom!

Thank you in advance! Love, Jae Mommmma

The Ultimate Stay At Home Mom Must Have

Did you know that prisoners placed in solitary confinement spend 23 hours alone each day? When they are allowed out of their cells, they are still segregated from the general population. If the incarcerated individual is allowed visits, they are often brief, non-contact visits.

Other than the need to shed a light on America’s prison reform and justice systems, can you draw the parallels between being a prisoner and being a SAHM? If you haven’t learned by now, I’m incredibly dramatic, often correct, but dramatic nonetheless! 😁

hallway with window
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A New Perspective On Motherhood

I 100% believe in the power of the mind. It has the ability to create and destroy, manifest and mask. Just recently I realized that my thoughts started to warp how I viewed my decision to be a SAHM: “If I had a nanny I could..”, “If my son would just…”, “If I worked outside of the home then maybe…”. But I had to take a step back and appreciate all that staying home has brought into my life. Then, no lie, a few days later I came across this post in a mom group: Continue reading “A New Perspective On Motherhood”