Days 16-21: Self-Consciousness & Childhood Routines

31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating, #write31days

Confession: I despise how I look. Sometimes I’ll take a super great selfie and I know it looks like the body attached to the face is a size six…at the max…which is a total falsehood. Being extremely self-conscious of my weight means I don’t want to go to the doctor or even use a free […]

Day 6: Eating before Public Speaking

31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating

stop binge-eating,

Tonight I’m speaking a pregnancy crisis center fundraiser and I am beyond jazzed. But with public speaking comes nervous jitters and delicate tummies. I definitely won’t binge-eating tonight, unless it’s after the fundraiser. Bring it on. Tips for Eating Before Public Speaking To prepare for tonight’s talk, I ate a balanced breakfast of cheerios and […]

Day 5: Eating on an Outing

31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating, stop binge-eating

We went to the zoo yesterday and it was awesome-sauce. Thankfully the park wasn’t crowded enough to have all of the vendors selling their delicious wares and I was able to easily bypass the Dip-n-Dots. Because, well, they weren’t being sold. Eating on an outing is difficult…I would have inhaled those lovely round dry-iced cream […]

Day 4: No Midnight Snack

31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating

No Midnight Snack,

It’s Day 4 of the #Writer31Days challenge. Technically, it’s almost midnight on Day 3, but I write these the evening before. This is the problem: I’m tired (exhausted, really) and I’m willing myself not to go get a snack. If I wasn’t trying to be better about my eating habits, I’d go grab something. To be […]

Day 3: Road Trip Temptations

31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating

Road Trip

It’s Day 3 of the #Write31Days Challenge. I wasn’t expecting to feel accountable about binge-eating but I was thinking about what I had to write while I was reaching for the snack bag. Big win – I did not eat the entire bag of caramel cremes, my current candy nemesis. Planning  I spent ten hours in […]

Day Two: Close the Green Ring

31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating

close the green ring,

It’s Day 2 of the #Write31Days Challenge. My topic: 31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating. In case you missed it, check out yesterday’s post here. I promised that I would share about how I got my husband to gift me a gym membership, so here we go. It Started With a FitBit. The majority of my work […]

31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating

Day One

31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating,

Fun thing–this month begins a new challenge called Write 31 Days. All over this great nation, and possibly the world, bloggers everywhere are starting their series on numerous topics. Mine: 31 Days to Stop Binge-Eating. Honestly… Binge-eating is a symptom of other issues. Like stress. As I was researching my Meyers Briggs personality (INFJ), I […]

When Mommy is on a deadline

After a couple of late nights, I came downstairs to find the Oreos and Chewy Nabiscos on the table. Instead of beating myself up (which I did for a hot minute), I looked at this as a win-win.

  1. My kids were resourceful enough to feed themselves.
  2. My kids didn’t waste an opportunity for something they wanted.
  3. I didn’t have to clean up spilled milk from the table.

In actuality, I’ve taught my boys how to fix their own breakfast, within reason. Toast, cereal, and oatmeal are typical breakfast fare in the Jett house. I like that they can eat when they want to, especially if they wake up in the wee hours of the morning. Also, I don’t super care that they ate cookies for breakfast…but I thought it made a funny meme.

And for any health nut naysayers, here’s to coffee full of creamer, donuts, frosting-less cupcakes called muffins, danishes, bagels with cream cheese schmears, biscuits and gravy, and all other delicious “breakfast” food. I’m including cookies in the list now. 🙂

Called to the Sidelines

by Ashley L. Jones


No one wants to be on the sidelines. Regardless of the sport, everyone wants to be in the game, not on the bench. The Daily Race In a marriage, both spouses are on the same team. The sport: the race against time. Some days are sprints to meet deadlines or just have clean clothes for […]