Jessie Weaver

Jessie Weaver
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I am a stay-at-home mom to four kids (ages 11, 9, 7, and 3) - as well as a freelance writer and editor. We live on campus at Baylor School, where my husband teaches. After living in Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia, Tennessee is home and has been for 15+ years. I do some freelance writing and editing when I am not chasing the preschooler, keeping my 7-year-old from climbing the curtains, listening to my 9-year-old talk about Minecraft, or buying way too much (SALE!) clothing for my 11-year-old daughter.

Diversity Is Important, Even in Elementary School

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A few weeks ago, my 12-year-old daughter confessed to me in the car that she had been in the counselor’s office with a friend of hers because she hurt said friend’s feelings. My daughter has...

Baking Is My Therapy

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I have clinical depression. It stinks. It's especially not fun during a global pandemic, when I can't really see my friends much, go to church or the gym, and have kids running around my...
The Pluses and Pitfalls of Having a Pandemic Preschooler

The Pluses and Pitfalls of Having a Pandemic Preschooler

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As I write this, my four-year-old, Hannah, is at my in-laws' house in East Tennessee. I basically called and begged my mother-in-law to take her for a few days, knowing they pretty much never...

My Favorite, Unbeatable Holiday Pies

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A friend posted on her Facebook page the other day asking which pie is your favorite. Pumpkin, apple, pecan? Hm. None of the above is my answer. I won't snub pumpkin or pecan (but apple,...
Middle Grade Magic: Books to Read To or With Your Preteen Daughter

Middle Grade Magic: Books to Read To or With Your Preteen Daughter

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I recently finished a middle grade book that was so good it sent me on a diatribe against how bad most of the books were for that age when I was a preteen. It's a...

Book Favorites of 2020

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There has been one pretty great thing about 2020 for me: I've finally figured out how to incorporate audiobooks into my life. I've always liked them; back BK (Before Kids), I listened to books...

I’m So Glad I Didn’t Know

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The day I found out our kids were going to be out of school for two weeks in March, I had probably the worst anxiety episode of my life. I remember rushing to two...

Popsicles for Breakfast: My Favorite Fun-Mom Tip

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My very favorite fun-mom trick is this: make popsicles so healthy that you can give them to your kids for breakfast. They will seriously think you are the BEST PARENT EVER. (Or aunt, uncle,...

Llamacation: Getting Away in the Time of COVID

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A few weeks ago, I asked my four kids to write a list of the things they wanted to do this summer. It feels like our options are so slim that I wanted to...

The Other Disease Right Now

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I didn't mean to forget. It just happened, again. My 11-year-old daughter was spending the night with her grandparents last week. And although I'd managed to get her medication filled, I hadn't remembered to go...