Mom vs. Jess: Summer Vacation

Jess First is the small twinge of fear that comes with getting on a plane As soon as those wheels hit the ground of the vacation destination Relaxation ensues Our first and only trip together before having kids Of course, at the time, we had no idea what would happen in the next year Upon… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Summer Vacation


Mom vs. Jess: How My Clothes Get Ruined

Jess: Casey and I thought we would try separating Our clothes, I mean With this method, we could bleach our whites With new clothes from Christmas We wanted to keep whites white and colors vibrant It worked at first Until the day the bleach cap wasn't fully secured over the spout And the entirety of the… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: How My Clothes Get Ruined


Mom vs. Jess: Singing in the Car

Jess Casey and I take a drive No matter where (my parents' house or his) We plug in the tunes and belt our favorites Doesn't matter what the content of the song is Lyrically, we drop "f" bombs left and right Musically, the bass and volume are up Going through Pandora or playlists The next… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Singing in the Car


Mom vs. Jess: Getting a Puppy

Jess My dad gave me some money for my 20th birthday Burning a hole in my pocket After a lovely meal at Red Lobster We found ourselves at the pet store Looking at sheltie puppies We weren't going to get one Until a random older women approaches Her brother's sheltie just had puppies Throwing all logic out the… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Getting a Puppy


Mom vs. Jess: Exercise

Jess Don't really need to exercise My metabolism runs faster than I can Most days I take it for granted Casey and I get on an exercise kick Running in 100 degree weather After a couple weeks, we quit I've always hated running What's the point really? We are both in seemingly good shape I've always been… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Exercise


Mom vs. Jess: Watching TV

Jess Casey and I subscribe to Netflix There are almost too many shows to binge on We become Netflix gluttons Constantly watching and finishing shows Eating good food Drinking wine, beer, whatever Couch cuddling Common phrase: Let's watch our show No distractions or disturbances Revisiting this routine daily Falling asleep around 10 or later. Mom… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Watching TV


Mom vs. Jess: My Birthday

Jess: I wake up in New York A last minute trip with Casey My birthday is on Thanksgiving this year What do you on Thanksgiving in New York? Go to the Macy's Day Parade, of course! I'm vibrating with excitement What better way to spend the day/holiday? Happy Birthday! Casey repeats again and again Playful, fun… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: My Birthday


Mom vs. Jess: Weekend Shopping

Jess: Finally the weekend has arrived Saturday morning sleeping in Going out for coffee at Starbucks Who cares if a coffee is $4 for a tall Casey and I are in the car driving around We could go to the antique shops Casey suggests and we are en route We find a cramped parking spot… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Weekend Shopping


Mom vs. Jess: Spontaneous Road Trips

Jess: Casey sends me a text mid-day Friday We should go to the casino in Minnesota  Under 21 at the time This was the only place we could play Blackjack Sounds fun to me! Let's go! After class/work, we would grab essentials Wallets Phones and chargers Snack and energy drinks Both taking turns in the… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Spontaneous Road Trips