My name is Jessica and these were formally the diaries of only my cooking experiences and fun in the kitchen. However, life has gotten more complicated since I started this blog and I’ve decided that my novice status has reached new heights as a new wife, new mother and…still….new cook in the kitchen.  So now, this will be just as much about the cooking as it is about wifing and mothering and all the new things I’m learning in those spaces too.

The Cook: I have no training in the kitchen other then what I’ve learned from my mom, the food network, cook books and a knife skills class that I took many moons ago. I love experimenting with different recipes and forcing myself to be creative with ingredients I find in the kitchen. Being on a tight budget forces some of that creativity and my hope is that one day I will have a larger food budge that allows me to buy some yummier ingredients to experiment with!

The Wife: Guys I’m feeling very new to this whole wife world. I got married June 24, 2016 and while that doesn’t exactly make me a newlywed anymore, it still makes me newer at being a wife then most things in life. Even more so, we got pregnant in the first 3 months of our marriage so our whole first year wasn’t just about our marriage and learning how the two of us were to become one family, but also how the 3 of us were to become a family. Yikes! It was a full first year riddled with baby classes, marriage conferences, and parenting seminars. So, yes…I’m very new to this whole marriage journey and I feel it most days. Learning what selfless means in a much deeper way is not the most fun journey I’ve ever been on….but it’s good. Really good :) Most days….haha.

The Mother:  My daughter was born July 3, 2017…yeps…that’s 1 week after our first anniversary. So new wife…new mom…new identity. Basically :) It’s been quite the whirlwind into motherhood and while I’m grateful I have an amazing baby girl who has been easy to figure out, I’m still figuring out my new pace, and worried…always…about the next phase she’s going to enter. Which means I over read and prepare for it since…you know…life would be over if I wasn’t prepared for the next hard thing to come along.

I am doing this blog as a hobby but would absolutely love to gain a little audience that interacts with the blog and offers a little coaching/advice on all the areas I discuss from cooking , motherhood and marriage…I would love to learn from your experiences and expertise! So if you want to leave a few tips and tricks of your own on these pages, you are very welcome to!

Write back soon!

Jessica May

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