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➕j e s s i c a • m a y ➕  ✨motherhood in photos✨ + single mom + teacher + crystals & oils + apartment dweller & decor + photographer + blogger + believer in Jesus 👇🏼blog

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That’s the topic of my blog post today (link in profile). If you living with anxiety, this is a must read for you. If you don’t live with it, I promise someone you love does, and it’s a must read for you too.
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Do I offer advice, not really. A solution? No. But I do explain what it’s like to live with it. I’ve dealt with it all of my adult life and looking back on my childhood I can see evidence of it, I just didn’t have a name for it then.
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I feel slightly drained after writing this, but it was cathartic. I’m tired of hiding it and ready to live my life. ✨

Happy Monday, friends! I’m working on a new blog post now and it’s a rough one, but I think it’s one a lot of you can relate to. In other news, why is this considered “clean” by my seven year old?

No shelf or surface is safe today in my need to switch things up. This has been a compulsion all my life. Just ask my parents or even my students. 😂 watch my stories to see what I’m doing.

I think a dad’s ability to nurture is so often overlooked. My dad cooked a full breakfast for us nearly every morning. He was the lunch maker of the family. Even as an adult, he makes sure my oil is always changed on time and my tires are aired up. I love living so near to him. It means I’m able to have Saturday morning waffles with him and he still sends me home with a la croix and the small harvest from his garden. He loves well and I’m so lucky to call him Dad. 🖤
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On another note, I just made cookies in order to avoid the inevitable decluttering purge that is about to destroy my closets. 🙈

On the blog (link in profile) today I wrote about comparison and taking back your joy. So fitting since I look around my home today in shambles and want to burn it down. But i know how much I love my home and choose to focus on the things that make me happy. Today, my joy is found in a sparkly pool ignoring the mess inside. Where do you find your joy?✨

Spring cleaning vibes. ✨ I have been cleaning from top to bottom all day long. If you’ve seen my stories you know why. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Anyway, we’ve rushed off to gymnastics with me looking like a hot mess and the house still a disaster and covered in a layer of baking soda. I will stay up until midnight cleaning and scrubbing if I have to. Until then, I’m dreaming of the moment my house is this clean again. ✨

If you watched my stories, you know Molly started running fever AGAIN yesterday. I planned on posting a different blog post today, but instead I wrote about our struggles with finding answers from different doctors. If you want to know what we’ve been through with this, follow the link in my profile.

After spending the morning swimming with friends, we lazed around this afternoon with Molly working on her rainbow loom and me recapping our first week of summer on the blog. Link in profile ✨

Seasons. I’m trying to learn to appreciate the seasons I find myself in life. If you know me well, you know how much I adore babies. It’s been hard to accept that my only baby is growing so fast before my eyes. Seven can hardly be called a baby anymore and I see that every time I look her.
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But goodness is this season a good one. She is so independent, helpful, and funny. But not too independent yet. She still needs me, calls for me to watch her as she spins, and wants to cuddle every night.
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So in this season I’m enjoying quiet. I can now enjoy a cup of coffee and a book in the mornings while she does her own thing. The quiet that I can only imagine comes with having an only child and no one else in the house. And it’s nice. I’m two books down already this summer!
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Believe it or not, I have more thoughts on this topic and choosing joy in single motherhood. I may write a blog post about it this weekend if anyone is interested. But the reality of my blog is that it helps me sort out my own thoughts. If others read it and get something from it, more power to ya!✨

I love catching these precious summer moments. ✨

Hello you cute, little unsuspecting house plant. After keeping Alice (our new aloe) alive for two weeks, I apparently assumed that I’m adult enough for more plants. I really hope I don’t kill you. 🤞🏼 On another note, Alice still needs a pot and you still need a name. Baby steps. 🌿✨
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