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: Driving in a Blizzard

Jess I am wide awake Looking out the window Seeing nothing but white White mesmerizing diamonds Casey is a pro at driving In all weather conditions Maybe it is just his calm demeanor That calms me down I fear we are slipping, sliding He's jamming along to the radio We sing together Distracting me from my… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Driving in a Blizzard


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: Clean by Definition

Jess: I love the smell of cleaning solvents When used, a space can smell clean Clean is walking anywhere in the apartment in bare feet No foreign smells A lack of chaos Clean is peaceful I start from top to bottom Taking my time Switching loads of laundry when I have the chance Casey is either… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Clean by Definition


Mom vs. Jess: Halloween

Jess: I love candy I was 18 when I last went trick or treating Went to one house and went back home 18 is too old to ask for free candy I will have to wait until I have kids to do this again That will be a long time from now! (Ha!) I love… Continue reading Mom vs. Jess: Halloween