Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginnings End

{I love that song!}
For a while now I’ve been working on a new blogging venture. I’ve shared a bit here and there across the internet, but not much. I’m MOVING! As my birthday gift I purchased a new domain and setup shop on wordpress.org…where you can now find me at JessicaMWhite.com! This blog isn’t going anywhere and many of the posts will be staying right where they are, but some of them will be moving along with me. I won’t be posting too often over here, but will be continuing to write at JessicaMWhite.com.
JessicaMWhite dot com
What does that mean? For you, absolutely nothing. If you have signed up to receive blog posts via email I will be updating everything on the backend, so you won’t miss anything. If you haven’t and want to visit here. As for the new place I’m focusing on it being a much more intentional place for my writing. Over the years I have been trying to become more intentional in my blogging, this is just another step along that pathway.
For a long time I’ve felt very strongly pulled to embrace myself as a writer. It’s not easy, because I certainly don’t feel like a writer {does anyone know what a writer does feel like…besides a nap}. I’m hoping that in the new space I will be better able to focus on encouraging others in their walks as moms and wives, as well as all the personal interests and endeavors that we each have as women. My hope is that over time JessicaMWhite.com will grow to be a community of women embracing the roles in their life and supporting others as well.
That said….won’t you join me?
*I will ask that you pardon the dust over there. There’s still a lot of links that need to be updated, posts that need to be moved, and little details that need to be smoothed out. I wasn’t planning on revealing my new space until the end of October, but then, through a series of events, decided to participate in this year’s Write31Days.com, which will be the bulk of the posts that are up during the month of October.

The Carols of Christmas {a Review}

I'm a sucker for Christmas, I'm a sucker for books...so Christmas books are always a soft-spot for me. I love them. I recently finished The Carols of Christmas by Andrew Gant, which was a good read. A bit heady at parts, but I loved finding out a bit of the history behind some of my favorite Christmas carols.

I did think it would read as more of a short story narrative, particularly given the title mention stories, but it read more as a research paper. The author has definitely don't his work and knows what he's talking about. It's just rather lost on me, who doesn't have much musical history or theory knowledge. All in all it was an interest book and one I'm sure I will go back and look at again and again.

I received this book for free through the BookLookBloggers review program. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. You can find my disclosure policy here.

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook {a Review}

First off, I thoroughly enjoyed the original The Trim Healthy Mama and most of what they said I could completely get behind {I just don't care for Stevia}. The Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook is exanded with tons more recipes and ideas of healthy eating! This book does work as a stand alone to the original, but if you read the original first it will greatly improve your understanding of the whole system.

The book starts with explaining, briefly, what the basics are of following their plan. Goes into what gadgets and special things you need to have and keep in mind, then follows very quickly into the recipes. I love cookbooks. I love all the pictures of food. This book has beautiful pictures all through out, with really great descriptions and directions on how to prepare the dishes.

Looking through the book every single recipe was something that sounded delicious! So much variety and possibilities for someone who is looking to lose weight, while still feeding their family food that their kids are actually going to eat! 

If you're someone who dabbled in the THMP {Trim Healthy Mama Plan} before, this might be just what you need to get back in the saddle. If you're not, it's a great place to start with healthy meals for ANY family {regardless of whether you want to lose weight or not}.

I received my copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review: You can read my disclosure policy here.

3 Months Old

It’s here…one of the first milestone ages, in my opinion. Three months always marks the beginning of a new baby-phase….they’re out of the newborn and firmly planted on the brink of greatness! Rolling over, sitting up, teething, and grabbing things are on the horizon! Big things ahead!

There aren’t many words for this little boy…he’s incredible in every way possible.


*Weighing in at almost 15 lbs –Avie was the biggest at 13.5 lbs at 3 months {you can find the boys’ 3 month post here}
*Able to hold up his head
*Sleeps like a champ…naps on and off all day, then sleeps from 9/10pm-7/8am….incredible!
*Immediately goes to sleep during tummy time
*Starting to discover his hands
*Officially a thumb sucker…he hasn’t had a “Georgie” in 2 weeks YAY!
*Loves to “stand” in your lap
*He’s maxing out the 3 month clothes and is getting moved to the 6 month this weekend


Here’s all of my boys at 3 months {Clockwise from top left: James, Peter, Henry, Peter}

My Boys at 3 Months