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.

Why I Hate the GoodReads Awards (and MY Favorite Books of 2021)

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Every year the GoodReads awards roll around in November and I start to practice clamping my mouth shut to keep from giving everyone I know an earful about them. Because one, most people don't care....

I’m Going to Have a Teenager for the Next 15 Years

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Having a math teacher as a husband can have its definite advantages; I'm never expected to help with 7th grade math homework, for example. (In fact, because math has changed so much since we...
Applying for Magnet Schools in Hamilton County (2022-2023 School Year)

Applying for Magnet Schools in Hamilton County (2022-2023 School Year)

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So, y’all, we won the lottery. No, not the millions of dollars kind. (Sadly.) But a few years ago, when my oldest child was in preschool, we won the lottery with the number 23. It...

Decide Once on Birthday Party Gifts

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I have four kids. And you know what comes with four kids? Lots of birthday party invitations. I'm delighted when my kids are invited to celebrate with their friends, but as a parent it can...

The Best Bento Lunchboxes for Each Age

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I'll be the first to admit I was a lot "crunchier" when my older kids were small. Through the years, I've lightened up a lot, although I still tend toward zinc sunscreens and avoid...

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...
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