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.
Show love and compassion following the election.

Life in a Post-Election World

No matter what emotions you might be feeling today, this post-election life offers a new opportunity to exercise emotional growth and to stand firm on your core values. 
Treat yourself, family, and neighbors this Halloween.

Enough Tricks, Treats Only Please

I think we can all agree that 2020 has provided us with enough tricks and not enough treats, which is why my theme for this year’s Halloween is: Treat yourself, treat your family, and treat your neighbor.

Love Food by First Loving Yourself

In the practice of becoming more open and vulnerable with you, I will admit this blog post was much more difficult to write than I expected due to the unresolved pain caused by others in the past over my food choices and habits. I believe people’s food choices should never be the subject of ridicule, judgement or backhanded comments.
Ideas for making homemade baby by age of the infant

Homemade Baby Food for the Frugal Mom

I put the jar of food back on the shelf, turned to Jensen and openly shared my truth: I’ve never been much of a cook, but if he was willing to be my sous-chef, I was willing to learn how to make our own baby food. 
Communicating With Baby Sign Language

Mama, Here’s Your Sign

When it came to understanding and communicating with my baby, I continued to build on the baby sign language being taught at daycare. In doing so, communication between us is becoming more clear. I spend less time wondering if I’m guessing correctly and more time trusting in his growing independence, knowing that he will tell me his needs and wants. 
Learning to care for houseplants

Questions I Ask My Houseplants

The same questions I asked my plants are the same questions I must ask myself. Am I getting enough water throughout the day or am I parched? Have I soaked in the sun’s goodness, while being adequately lathered in sunscreen, during my daily walk or while playing in the backyard with my son?
Ice cream is a favorite cool treat.

The Scoop on Getting Served Ice Cream

As the seasons change, you represent the very best flavors. You’re not afraid to take risks and embrace cultures from around the world as you welcome gelato, sherbet and non-dairy alternatives into your family.