Jaclynn knows a good thing when she sees it, that’s why she and her husband, Dave, decided to raise their son and daughter in Brookfield, the same Milwaukee suburb where they grew up. After earning her English degree from UW-Madison, Jaclynn attended Marquette University Law School and worked for several years at a small Milwaukee firm practicing estate planning and elder law. When her son was born a few year ago, she followed her heart and became a SAHM. She is now the mother of two, having welcomed a daughter last June. When she's not managing her family circus, you can find Jaclynn instructing or taking classes at the Barre Code. Jaclynn would be lost without dessert, family friendly breweries, books, comfy pants, and the moms who have helped her navigate the labyrinth that is ‘momming’.

I Am Loved

  Some days it's hard. It's hard to feel appreciated. It's hard to feel seen. It's hard to feel included. Those are the days I have to stop and remember: I am loved.  I am loved...

To All The Clothes I’ve Loved Before

To All the Clothes I've Loved Before, It's been a while since I've spent time with you.  Please know, I still love you.  I always will. It's just that right now, I can't be with...

Moving On from Our First Home

We are moving. I’ve spent the last few weeks slowly packing up my family’s life. Now our walls are bare, the cupboards are nearly empty, and I’m starting to feel like a ghost in my...

What Happens When the Worst Happens to Mom?

I do a lot for my family. I am the keeper of the calendar, selector of the medical providers, registrar of the classes, even buyer of the toilet paper. What would happen to my family...

Chasing Butterflies

It’s easy for me to pretend to be happy with where I’m at, to not want for more. Things I want, that require change, terrify me. I go out of my way to maintain a routine....

When Nursing Bites

Biting. I was in denial about it. My son would never bite me. His disposition is too sweet. Then, it happened. The excruciating bite followed by a sly little smile. I yelled and he...

Today, I Did Nothing

Today, I did nothing. I try to plan events for my son and me to do every day. I use the term event loosely as an "event" could be going to the grocery store or...

Male Infertility :: Turns Out, It Wasn’t Me

I never dreamed getting pregnant would be so difficult. When it came time to "pull the goalie," I thought it would happen almost instantly. It didn’t. With the passing of each month, my frustration, disappointment,...