Author Archive | Jessica Rittenhouse

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A Confession on the Perception of Perfection: My Life is a Mess Too

Perception and assumption. We all attribute (often false) traits regarding the people and situations surrounding us. In turn, we all- either intentionally or completely unknowingly- project ourselves in ways that help shape these “insights.” In honor of everyone who has every judged or compared themselves to a peer, I share this story of assumption and […]

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Moments of Magic {The Memory Masterpieces of My Life}

Let’s talk moments. Those times you recall and are immediately reminded how uniquely lucky you are to be on this adventure called life. Something recently triggered the recollection of one of my favorite memories and inspired this reflection on life’s magic moments. And how such moments gift us with so much to be thankful for. […]

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A Day In the Life {Single Working Mama of One}

4:00 a.m. (ballpark)- A crying, somehow naked toddler crawls into my bed. Because she has wet hers. We get up and go to the bathroom and then snuggle in.  6:30 a.m.- Said toddler grabs my face and starts kissing me awake! She then makes the most adorable attempt at ‘knock-knock’ jokes. I cuddle and plead […]

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The Daily Dance of the Working, Single Mom

Today is International Women’s Day. A celebration whose origin lies over a century ago, to initially honor women who went on strike to protest their working conditions. It’s also commonly known as “Working” Women’s Day. And, as a single working mother, today’s post reflects on the choreography it takes to master such a title. Warm Up […]

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