Remember the time I offered to homeschool all the children? Yes, it would be in the interview with my new friend, Jessica Smartt.
Jessica’s a former English teacher turned homeschooling mom of three. She’s an ESTJ, an iPhone addict (in recovery) and anxiety overcomer. She’s also an allergy mom (only slightly neurotic ;), loved by God, and wife to Mr. Fix Anything. She runs a mean 12-minute mile and can make just about anything dairy free.
She’s on the podcast today creating a life giving community and family via making meaningful memories. Jessica’s new book, Memory Making Mom: Building Traditions That Breathe Life into Your Home, is about all that and more.
I’m excited for you to get to know her! Here she is:
- Jessica’s new book: Memory Making Mom
- Natalie Coulter’s Watercolor Journal Mint and Maple
- And my interview with Natalie on DD Episode 40
- Speaking of memory making, this is interesting: The Power of Moments
JESSICA’S LETTER TO HER YOUNGER SELF
Dear 30 year old Jessica,
You know what you need to do. Put down the phone, stop the frantic cleaning, and don’t worry about rushing to the next place you need to go. Enjoy your children! Now take a deep breath — whatever you are worried about, God has it handled. You don’t have to manage the entire universe. One day, one moment at a time. When you feel lost or anxious or guilty, go back to the basics and back to the rituals that bring you and your family life. You know what’s important! Ask God for help and go do the right thing.