Why I Was Determined to Make Our Master Bedroom the Most Beautiful Room in the House {& How You Can Too}

Why I Was Determined to Make Our Master Bedroom the Most Beautiful Room in the House {& How You Can Too}

I was somewhat famous as a child. But maybe you didn't know that? Oh, I’m not saying that I was a child-star or television celebrity or anything like that. No, mostly I was notorious for my messy, hurricane-styled bedroom. Something of a phenomenon. Yes, it was really that bad. But then I grew up  and got married and you know what? I got to share my room with someone else and he didn’t *ahem necessarily appreciate my “style”. The tornado look just wasn’t for him, if you know … [Continue reading]

The Parent Trap: What to Do If You’ve Fallen Into a Parenting Rut

The Parent Trap - What to Do If You've Fallen Into a Parenting Rut and How to Get Back On Track

Do you remember those first moments after the birth of your first child? For me, time, itself, came to a screeching halt as I gazed down upon my son . . . My Son. Those words were an explosion, an earthquake. From somewhere deep within the unreachable expanse of the universe, an announcement was being made: Matthew Leonard Jacobson is now a father. He lay there, peaceful, content – not doing much of anything except for the cadence of his perfectly formed chest, beating out the … [Continue reading]

Those 7 Things That Never Change in a Healthy, Loving Marriage

Those 7 Things That Never Change in a Healthy, Loving Marriage

It became something of joke between us. I mean, if it had only happened once? Then I wouldn’t have thought much more about it. But it seemed that every time I gave birth to a child . . . He gave birth to a new project. A Major Project. A move to a new house. Switching to a new job. Starting up a new company. Always something new and something big. So I started to tease him that he was unconsciously trying to compete with me. As if it wasn’t enough of a life-changing event for … [Continue reading]

Six of the Best Blogs on Loving Motherhood

6 of the Best Blogs on Loving Motherhood

So when I started this whole Mom-Thing . . .  I was nervous.  Excited. And more than a little scared. You see, I felt very ill-equipped to be a mom. I'd never been one before and -  now don't tell anyone this - I didn't know what I was doing. But I've learned some things along the way, now that I've been mothering for over 20 years. Some I learned from experience. Some I learned the hard way. But mostly  I learned from mothers who had gone before. I read books, articles, and … [Continue reading]