Jayme M

Jayme is the wife to Jeff and the mom to Phinehas (Finn), born in April 2012. She's passionate about being a mom and a wife, which are the 2 biggest blessings God has given her!

When Trying to Conceive Feels Like a Battle You Just Can’t Win

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There comes a point in most women's trying to conceive (TTC) journey where she starts to feel betrayed by her body. At least, I imagine that's true for most women. I know that many women get pregnant quite easily (I was that way with my first (and so far only) child) and so... Read more

Caring for a Sick Baby: Tips and Tricks All Moms Should Know

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It's January and my 8-month-old is on his second cold of the season. It hasn't been anything serious - just your average, run-of-the-mill cold: fever, fussiness, runny nose and coughing. And while it hasn't been unbearable, oh, how I wish it would it would just end end! There were several things that I wasn't prepared... Read more

I Don’t Know What to Tell My Babysitter About My Son

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My husband and I have a date coming up this weekend and it will be the first time that our son has had a babysitter. Kind of. While I work, my sister babysits and all the other times we've had a babysitter it's been a family member who has watched him at their house. This will... Read more

Finding ‘Mommy Friends’ Is Harder Than My Full-Time Job

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I'm in kind of a weird place right now and I think it's a place all moms find themselves at some point. A huge majority of the women that I know and are friends with are stay-at-home moms (especially those with young children). But since I work outside of the home, I'm surrounded by many... Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby’s Caregiver

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It's the holidays! Which means (for me) lots of cookies, time away from work, visiting family and some big meals. It also means making a holiday gift shopping list for the friends and family and neighbors in my life. This year, though, there's someone special that I want to be sure to thank: my son's... Read more

Easy (and Kid-Friendly!), Beef Weeknight Meals

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Are you a working mom who wants some easy meals under your belt?  Are you a stay-at-home mom who doesn't have a bunch of time (or hands!) available to make dinner?  No matter your situation, we all want to have some easy meals at our disposal. Here are some meal ideas for you that are... Read more

Should You Tell People You’re Trying to Conceive?

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It can be a trial to be trying to conceive. When my husband and I married, we had decided to wait a year before trying for a munchkin. One year and one month after tying the knot, I was staring at a positive pregnancy test! Since family knew that we were going to... Read more

Dealing With Baby Health Scares

Our son was born with a case of jaundice bad enough to send us home from the hospital with a bili-blanket to fight it off. Luckily, we only needed to use it for a few days before his enzyme levels were better. (He also got a black eye from delivery, but it didn't hurt... Read more

Keeping a Labor Log

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It seems, to me, that many women who've given birth can tell you the story of their labor. They can tell you how long they labored, when they knew when to go to the hospital, what their nurse's name was, when they got medication, how long they pushed for, and, of course, what time... Read more

Why You Need a “Mentor Mom”

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Do you have a mentor mom? Mentors are popular for students looking to get through college. They're great for employees looking to turn a job into a career. They're a benefit for people looking to lose a few pounds. But they can also be really helpful for moms too. Chances are that you aren't the... Read more