Jessica Bates

Mama, wife, writer.

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How to Survive the Holidays When Your Family Makes You Anxious
a month ago
Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. It has always reminded me of the blissful ignorance of childhood when the world was viewed through a sparkly, magical lens of happiness. I didn’t care w...
Stop Shaming Me for Being a Stay-At-Home Mom
a year ago
I’m a stay-at-home mom, and recently I was at a small family get together when someone said, “Women need a career to hold on to.” I turned to my husband and sarcastically said, “I’m happy holding on t...
Why I Won't Encourage My Children to Have Children
a year ago
I love my children more than life itself. I’m honestly a little obsessed with them. I didn’t know what love really was until I became a mother. They are beautiful little souls and the mere thought of ...
When the Grief is Not Your Own
a year ago
I have been fortunate enough to not have someone extremely close to me pass away (knock on wood). But those that are closest to me have lost people extremely close to them. My mother lost her father a...