A few of my favorite posts

By Jessica Rosenberg | A few of my favorite posts from my award winning blog, itsjessicaslife.com. Yes, I'm somewhat narcissistic and sometimes proud of what I write.

We owe each other the truth - It's my life...

We have one rule in our house, other than the usual health and safety rules that can be found in most homes. Our one rule is this, we don’t lie.<p>Three …

I am a terrible juggler - It's my life...

Like most moms, I wear a lot of hats.<p>Wife. Mom. School volunteer. Family organizer/manager.<p>Like every mom who also has to bring home a paycheck, I …

The woman I'll become - It's my life...

I have this vision of myself, later at some indistinct time in my future, in a house with a yard. It’s a cozy house with lots of snug areas to sit, …

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Celebrate the Successes - It's my life...

There is a sign that lives above my desk that reads “Celebrate the Successes.” It’s something my sister once told me as I related to her how I was …

Hearkening Back - It's my life...

My husband mentioned in passing today that he’d really enjoyed my last non-sponsored post. He said, and I quote, “It hearkens back to when your posts …

Long awaited exhale - It's my life...

That day, that evening really, when our lives were irrevocably altered, I was hyper aware that everything was changing.<p>Sometimes change takes you by …

I'm instituting the 40 After 40 list - It's my life...

I am not the only one of my friends who happens to be turning 40 this summer. I am not the only one who appears to be struggling with this, and …

I thought I would be young forever - It's my life...

I’ve had a nice big patch of white hair over my right temple since our tumultuous 2011 experiences, but until recently, only a few others would …

Do I really have to be a grownup? - It's my life...

I turned 39 this past summer. Not a momentous birthday. Went out with a handful of friends. Had a lovely dinner. Moved on.<p>Except, apparently, I …

7 Great Reasons You Should Start Journaling Today - It's my life...

So, what’s the deal with journaling? Why is everyone talking about it? Why does everyone say it’s something you absolutely must do, like right …

11 Ideas for Great Halloween Cupcakes - It's my life...

So, our school is one of those schools that kindly ask that you refrain from baking class treats.<p>Let’s be clear, I’m not particularly a huge baker, …

The difference between men and women - It's my life...

Men and women are different. No doubt about it. And the standing joke is that guys will never understand women, but really, it’s equally challenging …

The power of a network and of friends - It's my life...

First there were the Twitter friends. The people I turned to when I was first freelancing and so lonely sitting in the crowded coffee shop day in and …

Willingness to be vulnerable - It's my life...

Every year, right at the beginning of February, no matter how disgusting and rainy January might be, the Bay Area is always privy to a short burst of …

The wind beneath my wings - It's my life...

This week was just a raw week. One of those when I opened my heart and let people walk right in.<p>I never do that. I pretend I’m Superwoman, remember? …

Musings on a Challenging Year - It's my life...

I made the card late one night as I sat on the couch and pondered the impossible task of creating a holiday greeting that would sum up this …

Letting the kids' roots grow - It's my life...

I moved from Paris to NY when I was 7, from NY to London, England when I was 10, and back to Paris when I was 13.<p>Moving was the norm for our family. …

Finding Peace in the Storm - It's my life...

I left for BlogHer with trepidation in my heart. My usual childcare provider was on vacation and I wasn’t 100% comfortable with the back-up care I …

Opening myself to future pain - It's my life...

When I was 17 I met a boy I would end up dating for just over 5 years. Two months after I broke things off with him (for a large number of reasons) I …

For the love of Max - It's my life...

“It’s a boy.”<p>The news came through on Facebook – telegraph of our generation – and my heart plummeted.<p>As gloom settled over me I honestly thought …

Is Facebook the Reason We're Lonely? - It's my life...

Since I wrote last week’s post about people opting to leave Facebook I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about Facebook and friendships in …

It is the life I'm meant to live - It's my life...

The wonderful thing about writing the kinds of blog posts that make you cringe as you hit “publish” is that it gives your friends and family an …

I'll never be over it - It's my life...

I don’t think I’ll ever be over it. The whole no more babies thing. I can sit and look at my life and marvel at how wonderful it is to no longer be …

The only one standing in my way is me - It's my life...

I woke up this morning to discover that I had double booked myself on Friday morning. Two meetings, at the same time, that I’m supposed to be …

Let parents be parents and kids be kids already - It's my life...

There is an article making the rounds on the Internet titled “11-year-old girl goes on vacation alone, horrifying parents around the world.” I am no …

2015 Your Word is: Cry - It's my life...

January slipped by in a haze of carefully crafted headlines, subheaders, body copy, and million little or big edits to those same carefully crafted …

Saying goodbye is never easy. Neither is putting down baggage. - It's my life...

On Monday, my father died.<p>It wasn’t a surprise, and yet it was.<p>We sat there, in the room next to the one in which, two years ago, he took his first …

Raising confident girls, one carefree moment after another - It's my life...

A few months ago I attended an interesting session at C’s preschool about raising confident girls. The talk started with terrifying stories about how …

Dreaming of a different kind of life - It's my life...

90% of my days are the same. I get up, get dressed, pack lunches for the kids, schlep them to school, come home, eat a little breakfast, and sit …