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.

Old Adults Can Read Young Adult Books, Too

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While I am not sure I can classify myself as an "old adult," I am rounding the corner to 40 now. I'm a mom of four kids ranging from 12 to four; I'm a...
Please Stop Asking Me to Excuse Your Mess

Please Stop Asking Me to Excuse Your Mess

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I know you've seen it. So many times. We share a picture, and then we say: Excuse my mess. Excuse the dirty dishes. Excuse the child in the background. Ignore my mismatched clothes. Please...

My Kids Aren’t Little Anymore

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This Monday after Mother's Day, TimeHop decided to play a cruel joke on me. Apparently six years ago and one year ago, Mother's Day fell on May 10, and of course I shared about it...

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...