Jessica McClendon

Packing List

By Jessica McClendon | June 1, 2018

It is a gorgeous day here in sunny California, as usual. My keyboard is blazing hot from sitting in the sun in the backyard typing up this post. The amount of “downtime” I have is very infrequent these days. If I have any at all, I would rather spend it sleeping or catching up on […]

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Another Little Turkey

By Jessica McClendon | November 20, 2017

When Thanksgiving rolls around, we are all forced to sit down and reflect on the previous year and our life in general. It is a unique time just to be present. Despite the hustle and bustle of everyday life, not to mention a week’s worth of food prep for this particular holiday, reflection is paramount. […]

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Driving the Struggle Bus

By Jessica McClendon | September 18, 2017

Friends, after quite the blogging hiatus I have managed to find my life preserve, and I think I’m finally bobbing above the water. August to September has felt like one of the longest months of my life.┬áThis post is missing all the bells and whistles. It lacks aesthetics of high resolution photos with perfectly placed […]

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The Eagle Has Landed

By Jessica McClendon | August 27, 2017

Well after two weeks that have been nothing short of a blur, we are making life happen on the West Coast. A cross country flight with six overweight checked luggage bags; three carry-on items, two dogs, and a toddler we finally reached our destination exhausted, but in one piece. Let me quickly give a necessary […]

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By Jessica McClendon | August 14, 2017

I remember, faintly through flashes of sleep deprivation, feeding my newborn in the wee hours of the night and racking my new momma brain wondering if I would ever learn a routine. I would sit with one arm cradling a hungry baby and the other rapidly scouring Pinterest pages to try to get even an […]

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IVF Transfer Complete

By Jessica McClendon | August 7, 2017

The transfer is complete! I am sitting down gathering my thoughts and feelings from these past couple months of IVF as a party of one for lunch at Ruth’s Chris. Yes, I’m celebrating keeping my sanity to this point with everything we have had going on, and I have no shame. I even asked for […]

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