Author Archive | Jessie Peele

Toddlers.

Toddlers.

Y’all. Raising a toddler is starting to feel like that 4th of July contest they used to do at my neighborhood swimming pool – the one where they grease a watermelon and toss it into the deep end, and the first person who can dive down, retrieve said watermelon, and successfully swim up to the […]

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Mesh Underwear & Other Postpartum Survival Necessities

Mesh Underwear & Other Postpartum Survival Necessities

When I was pregnant with my first baby, everyone talked about labor and delivery.  It was all warnings and just-you-waits and will-you-get-an-epidural and contractions and this-is-how-you-push.  No one…and I mean no one prepared me for what happens after the baby comes out.  The recovery, the postpartum experience, or everything I’d need to survive those first […]

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Head first Cheers to the Dadas

Head First

The other afternoon my husband and the kids were on the back porch playing while I got dinner ready in the kitchen.  I heard the kids giggling uncontrollably, and I smiled and chopped some vegetables and thought, “Ahhhh, perfection.”  And as the giggling continued to travel even deeper into their bellies, I decided to find […]

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It wasnt mud

It Wasn’t Mud

It all started when he was in utero. The kicks, the rolls, the punches were NONSTOP.  Most nights you’d find me leaping as high as a big ol’ pregnant girl could leap off of the couch because he was diving headfirst into my pelvis. And now, 18 months into this whole mama-of-a-boy gig and his […]

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