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!

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

Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
As the primary meal-maker in my family, I love meals that are easy to prepare. Meals that are time-consuming to prepare usually only get made on the weekends. Weeknights are for easy meals! Today, I'll share some of my go-to favorites. Maybe they'll suit your family as well! The big thing that I like about many... read more

Obsessive Worrying While Trying to Get Pregnant

Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
When there's something that you're looking forward to and desire, you just naturally think about it. You can't help it. Pregnancy is no exception. For me at least, when you're trying to get pregnant, it's on your mind all.the.time. It's like hoping that Christmas will be coming, but not being certain exactly when it... read more

Meals That Work for Working Moms

spaghetti-bolognese
In many families, both parents share responsibility for making meals -- especially when both are working. In my family though, I handle the majority of our meals. When we got married, we divvied up the household tasks, and meals were one of the duties that I took on. My husband will help occasionally, but the... read more

Helping Your Partner Be Dad

Photo: Public Domain Pictures
Photo: Public Domain Pictures
My husband and I started out on almost equal footing when our son was born. I had more experience with babies than he had, but not by leaps and bounds. We both became first time parents at the same time.  I've already shared at... read more

Getting Ready for Baby’s First Christmas

Photo: Getty / The Bump
Photo: Getty / The Bump
The winter holidays are less than two months away, so it's time to put my Christmas thinking cap on. I might need the whole month of November to get ready! As a first-time parent, I'm in uncharted territory. Because my munchkin is young and won't remember this holiday, it might be a good time to... read more

How to Go From Full-Time to Part-Time Work

Working Mom
Many women have asked me how I was able to work part-time. Maybe they want to see if such an arrangement would work for them. Maybe they're just curious. Today, I'll share how I went about getting this arrangement. Financially feasible The first step in this process was determining that... read more

Trying to Conceive: Why I Love Charting

Fertility Treatment
I love charting! You know, the process of taking your temperature every morning with a body basal thermometer in order to help pinpoint if and when you're ovulating. I've been a charter for almost three years -- since January 2010 when my then-fiance and I decided to use it to prevent pregnancy.... read more

When Your Family Is Your Day Care

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Every family has to tackle the "Who will take care of baby" question. In the case of a stay-at-home parent, it's the parent. In the case of two working parents, it gets more complicated as there are lots of options: Parents working opposite schedules, so a parent is always available Using a day care center... read more

How to Get Help from Your Partner Once Baby Arrives

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
During my pregnancy, my husband was involved, but not overly so. By mutual decision, he only came to three of my doctor's appointments: The first one where they confirmed the pregnancy via ultrasound The 20-week ultrasound appointment to do the anatomy scan One near the end when there was concerns about baby's... read more

What to Plan Before Baby Arrives? Your Meals!

Photo: Quick and Easy Mexican / Leigh Beisch
Photo: Quick and Easy Mexican / Leigh Beisch
One of the things I loved about being in the hospital after my son was born was not having to make dinner. Not only did I not have plan and make the meals, but I could call food service any time I wanted and order anything I wanted!  For free!  (Okay, not really for free... read more