Entries by Jody Moore

How to Want Without Needing

  I hear a lot of women talk about loving babies and how the decision to be done having kids was so difficult knowing they would not have a baby again. While I can appreciate many of the things babies have to offer, I truly don’t share that sentiment. At all. Sorry folks. I experienced […]

Anything But Fine

  When I was 38 weeks pregnant with my first child, I went to the grocery store one night to pick up a few things. A gentleman in a hurry accidentally cut me off in the isle with his cart and almost kept going but then I turned around and he saw my gigantic pregnant […]

Fear and Worry and Pregnant at 40

When you’re 40 and pregnant they say a lot of words to you that you don’t want to hear. They say things like high risk, cerebral palsy, genetic abnormalities, no guarantees, possible disorders, down syndrome, anomalies, advanced maternal age, increased risk, never certain, just in case, testing, screening, and risk factors.  When Dr. Murphy said […]

How to Get Motivated to Get It Done

“I have a whole list of things I want to do, but when I do finally have time to get to it, I don’t know where to begin or I don’t feel like doing it so I do nothing.” I hear this from clients all the time and I can relate to it myself. Can […]

Perfect – Just As You Are

I made Oliver this blanket when he was still in my belly incubating. Although I’ve been sewing for many years, I’m still a novice and my affinity for shortcuts and quickie methods doesn’t always serve my sewing projects well in the end. The orange fabric on this blanket is called minkie. I love how soft […]

You’ll Never Get Enough of What You Don’t Really Need

My body, mind and spirit all need to be fed and all in different ways and I’ve noticed something interesting about each of them. My body primarily needs food, exercise and sleep, all of which I know how to give it. But sometimes it gets feeling bad and it needs something else. Medicine? Extra hydration? […]

What Your Clothes Are Creating In Your Life

Some of you won’t like what I’m about to say. Some of you will vehemently disagree and like me a bit less for saying it. But I’m going to say it anyway and the reason why is because I don’t write these messages in an attempt to gain your approval. I write them because I […]

Leprechauns and Your Fixed Worth

Ever notice how one act of holiday kindness becomes a tradition in your kids’ minds as soon as you execute? Decorate the night before their birthday JUST ONE TIME and every child expects it for every birthday going forward. I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a mess by not realizing this from the beginning. […]

Say Yes

Two weeks ago I wrote about how important it is to say no. I believe it wholeheartedly. Some of you had strong opinions about that topic and I’m so glad you shared them. Today, in the name of objective journalism, clarifying my point, and allowing some of you to rest easy, I am writing this […]

10 Tips For Saying NO

As soon as I stopped working at my corporate job, I felt an obligation to volunteer in my kids’ classrooms at school. Their teachers needed the help, my kids loved it when I was there, and I had the time. I couldn’t find a valid reason not to do it. The only problem was, I hated […]