Joining Janie on the pursuit of life’s adventures while laughing along the way are Janie’s husband, Jared who is a flight school director and pilot, their angel baby, Jackson (2016) who passed away shortly after birth, and newest crew member, Jensen (2018). With an undergraduate degree in communication from UTA and a master’s in health communication from the University of Illinois, writing has been a creative outlet for Janie. Working full-time in healthcare, being involved at her local church, and volunteering with the Junior League of Fort Worth, Janie is passionate about serving people and holds a special place in her heart for women and children. When they are not headed to their next adventure, you can find Janie and her family creating their own adventure as proud Fort Worth residents.
A red bicycle with a basket on the front in a bike rack.

Bicycle Safety Must-Dos

Keep your mind safe, make yourself known, light up your path, find your community, and be empathetic to others.
Ways you can celebrate AAPI month

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders In and Around Fort Worth

Part of my responsibility as a parent is to introduce him to several cultures and heritages. He will grow to celebrate the similarities, like music and practices, but more importantly to respect and learn from the differences.

How to Find the Right Church for You

Life can be hard. The struggles are real. When we meet others who are journeying through the same thing or who can guide us through, we find that we are not alone.
Learning how to create a fearless birth.

Creating a Fearless Birth

Whether you leave holding your baby in your hands or in your heart, I understand. To remind you that the pain in giving birth, whether physical or emotional, isn’t intense forever.
Navigating toddler tantrums together

Navigating the Storm of Tantrums

Lower yourself below the child’s height, just like how a lifeguard might have to go underwater to then come up behind a drowning victim. Positioning yourself below your toddler’s height can allow your toddler to better hear you and for you to better hear your toddler. 

Life Lessons as a Pilot’s Wife

Over a short timeframe, my husband has become a fully certified pilot, taught several students, was a director of a flight school, which now he oversees the school’s information systems, and has bought a plane. Yet still he dreams.
How to create arrangements from store bought flowers

How to Beautify Store-Bought Flowers into a Bouquet

Look for individual bundles of flowers that make you smile, have different textures and fit a theme or color pattern. I went for an Americana theme for this arrangement.