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Jessica Tyler

Jessica Tyler

Jessica Tyler is wife to Jeff and mom to two boys, Will and Ben. She is a non-profit professional by day and an expert in cleaning marker off upholstery by night. She lives in Colorado with her boys and her cat Gracie, who adds another female to the mix. You can find her on her blog,I Dream of Naptime

Summertime Reads for Any Mom

It’s summer, which means warm weather, road trips, and vacations to see Grandma—which means I also get a few to read a good book!

Sometimes it’s Just Easier to Do It Myself

My husband is a perfectly capable human being. Completely. Given a to-do list, he will do anything I ask him to. But sometimes, it’s easier to do it myself.

The Sixth Stage of Grief: Fear that It Will Happen Again

We all know the stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I’ve been through them...and added a sixth stage—fear.

Parenting a Child with Invisible Special Needs

I hear all the time how “normal” my son seems and looks of surprise when people meet him. I worry about him because his special needs are almost invisible.

The Lone X in a House Full of Y

I’m the lone female in a house full of men. (Well, unless you count the cat, but she hides in our bedroom closet all the time—and I can’t really blame her.)

Teaching My Kids the Value of Work

Both my mom and step-dad had great jobs and we never talked about money. I know I was privileged, but I want my children to understand the value of work.

I Thought The Terrible Twos Weren’t So Bad: I Was WRONG

Remember me? I’m the one who wrote to tell you all about the not-so-terrible-two’s a few months ago. I’m back to apologize because…I LIED.

Grandpa in Heaven: The Greatest Man They Never Knew

I always knew the day would come when my boys would ask about my parents, but it’s hard to prepare for the questions that will come from their tiny mouths.

This Is Us: The Often-Forgotten NICU Warriors

I watched teary-eyed when baby Jack on This Is Us was placed in the NICU. In an instant, I was transported back two years to when my own baby was born.

I’ve Got a Case of the Mommy Mondays

I've got a case of the “should’s”. You know what I mean. That icky mommy place where you beat yourself up over all the things your kiddos should be doing?