Makeup Tutorial: Dia de los Muertos

Wantable sent me their Halloween makeup box, and they asked me to do a tutorial and review for you. Since I am a big Dia de los Muertos fan, I put together a step-by-step Dia de los Muertos makeup tutorial for you just in time for Halloween and All Souls Day....more

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Poor Iris. She asked a flighty mom to write a guest post for her blog, and then she had to pester said mom until she finally buckled down to do it. Flighty mom apologizes. Flighty mom comes bearing food. Reallll good food. Head over there to get yer fillins....more

A Typical Day as a Stay at Home Mom - told in tweets

Maybe you were curious and followed me on Twitter this past Wednesday using#jenna4aday. The goal was to live tweet an entire day in my life – nothing special, nothing held back. And, well, I did it. It was a fun experiment, but by the time it was over I was sick of tweeting....more

Stuff My Daughter Says

Me: Ellen, please stop spitting water out all over the floor.Ellen: It's ok, mom. I'll stop...for now.Looking at a statue of the Blessed Mother: "That's my special mom."She went through a phase of calling me "Maw-mee". The other day I was in the kitchen and she walked in: "Maw-mee? I expected you to be sleeping." Safe guess.Read More...more

White Beans & Shrimp

A Summer combo of white beans and shrimp. Mmmm. ...more

Virtual Blog Coaching

My latest adventure: virtual blog coaching. Check it out! ...more

Just Wait.

You think one kid is hard? Just wait! You think having one little one to diaper, to feed, to care for is daunting? Well, just wait. If you think that having one child can be tedious and boring and frustrating, just wait. Because once you have that second one, it gets so.much.easier....more

4 Thoughts on BlogHer13

Another thing off my bucket list this year. I'm just knockin' 'em down, I say. I made it to BlogHer '13 Chicago, and I'm already looking forward to going back next year. And, if all goes well, I might get to spend next year's conference without a 12 lb baby strapped to me the entiretime. Entire time. I'd show you a picture of my glorious delts, but I don't want you to be jealous. So, what did I learn? A lot. Let's get specific....more

Dear Mom with Anxiety: You're Normal

Dear Mom Dealing with Anxiety, You're different than other moms. I mean, you do all the same things each day: change diapers, go to work, make lunch, give horsey rides, clean the kitchen, check in with daycare. But, you think you're different. You manage all of these things while dealing with anxiety. Maybe it's just the everyday, run-of-the-mill variety, or maybe, like me, you have day-stopping panic attacks and require medication. Either way, you're anxious, and that makes life a bit harder, doesn't it? ...more
Thank you for this!  It's a validation of the anxiety felt as a mother by me and my friends!more

Questions from a Catholic

I have some serious questions. I am asking you these things in the most humble and sincere way. My intention is not to judge or persuade. Instead, I am just a Catholic girl who really wants to know. Would you help me?...more