Author Archive | Jessie Peele

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The Divorce Cat

I said I’d never get a cat.  As a self-declared cat-hater, I swore there would never be one in my home. Except for one random Sunday afternoon I ended up inviting over a lady with a crate of four kittens, and she walked out of my house with only three. I named her Moxie, after […]

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Getting Back on the Bike (When Life throws you Off) | Atlanta Area Moms

Getting Back on the Bike

It’s been awhile. Life has a way of coming at you fast, ya know?  Just when you seem to get your head above the water of whatever wave you’re riding, the tide seems to pull you under and you just can’t get back to the surface. And that’s what life did to me lately…like a […]

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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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