When my daughter, Lucy, was two years old she decided to see what would happen if she put her finger in the hinge of the refrigerator door as it shut. I remember the sound of her sobbing as she cradled her poor, tiny little finger like it was a wounded butterfly. Before I assessed the damage, I scooped her up and told her that I loved her and everything was ...Read More
This is a story of how non-stick cookware changed my marriage forever. Once upon a time I was single, and in search of a husband. The tricky thing about dating is the slow revelation that the object of your affection isn’t as perfect as you thought they were. Over the course of weeks and months it is slowly revealed to you that ...Read More
Two to three times every month, I kiss two sweet little faces and tell them I love them and that I’ll be home soon. Sometimes everyone is fine with it and we simply accept it as part of life, and other times I cry on the 40-minute drive from our house to the airport ...Read More
Sometimes when I walk into a room full of people, there’s a feeling that starts expanding under my ribs like a balloon full of nervous energy. It’s the you-don’t-belong-here feeling.
This is the exact feeling I had a couple years ago in Florida, when I was ...Read More
I’m in love with Autumn. It’s like hitting the restart button on my little corner of the world. It’s a visual reminder that summers full of energy, activity and adventure cannot and should not last forever. There comes a time to slow down and rest.
There is undeniable beauty in the color of dying leaves, but beauty is not so easily found in the death of all things. I think of my friend ...Read More
When my daughter, Lucy, was six she had an assignment to give a presentation at school. We practiced and practiced until she knew it like the back of her little kindergarten hand. When she came home from school, I asked her how it went, feeling confident that we… I mean she… nailed it.Read More
A few days ago, my baby strapped on her backpack, laced up her shoes, and headed off to kindergarten. She was so ready, and that made one of us. I’m not sure if I’m relieved to finally have some time to myself, or if I’m just terribly sad ...Read More
Happy back-to-school season! As you probably know, I’m releasing a new single on the first Friday of each month, and my August song is for all you parents who’re busy gearing up to send your kiddos back to the classroom. I LOVE this song ...Read More
Earlier this year, MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), asked me to write a theme song for them this year. They didn't have a budget for the song, but I loved the theme so much that I took it upon myself to make the recording with the help of fans like you on Patreon.com/jjheller ...Read More