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Posts published by “Jessica Ehlers”

40ish-year-old mom to a 13-year-old and rescued basset hounds. I am not married but the guy I live with and I are super serious. Except when we're making fart jokes and then the 13-year-old rolls her eyes and shakes her head. I am from NorCal. I live in the house I grew up in. I bake when I am nervous and I like to grow things in my front yard to nibble on and season dinner with.

On This, Your 5th Birthday

 Happy birthday, little man.  It blows my mind to think that 5 years ago you were in my belly, bouncing on my bladder and…

Saturday in Potter Valley

It was rainy but we donned our boots and drove over anyway.  We met my niece and the little man climbed up on the bed…

By Myself

It was bound to happen.  He's so close to being five.  Certainly other kids have done it earlier. We were visiting my parents at their…

Acting Like A Child

Today we had a difference of opinion.  We had to leave where we were because he was being disruptive and I did not feel like…

Easter in Mendocino

Holidays.  As a kid I don't remember Easter being such a big deal.  Maybe it's because all I had to do was wake up in…

The Swimmer

A minute ago I was anxiously taking pregnancy tests, hoping. Now my son is nearly five. People told me that would happen. Of course I…

Toe Shoes and Lorca

She had been a ballerina. She played the violin.  She was a painter.  A sculptor.  More things to more people than I can possibly mention…

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

To live.  Sounds easy enough in practice.  Wake up.  Eat.  Work.  Play.  Love yourself.  Love people around you. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. "My parents told me…

The House You Live In

Since I moved back into my childhood home, I have had this song peripherally but consistently floating around my head.  And it's okay with me,…

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