My name is Jackie. I'm a mother, a daughter, a friend, a mentor. I love fashion on the cheap, but it's got to have attitude and it's got to be something I can feel comfortable in. I've become hardened by life, but I've still got my soul. New York City is my second home. I don't put up with bullshit. Kissing on the lips is my favorite thing in the entire universe. I'll fall in love with you the second we meet, but I don't believe in fate. There is more to me than this life, and I will find the missing pieces. Just give it time.

13th February 2013

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Numbers Wallpaper
by dosdecatres a design studio based in Madrid. The Numberset is so beautiful and a must see project for everyone. 

I can’t believe my baby will be 3 years old in just a few weeks. Where does the time go? It feels like yesterday that I was holding her in my arms for the first time. Tiny, 5 lb 3 oz little Devin. She is so amazing. It’s true; you never know how much you can love someone until you have a child. ❤❤❤

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Numbers Wallpaper


by dosdecatres a design studio based in Madrid. The Numberset is so beautiful and a must see project for everyone.

I can’t believe my baby will be 3 years old in just a few weeks.

Where does the time go? It feels like yesterday that I was holding her in my arms for the first time. Tiny, 5 lb 3 oz little Devin. She is so amazing.

It’s true; you never know how much you can love someone until you have a child. ❤❤❤

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24th September 2012

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Mondays are becoming my favorite

because they are a fresh start to my weekly routine (today was kind of off though since Dev spent the night with her grandparents — I’ll admit, it threw me off a bit).

I love waking up, making my coffee (or tea, more recently), playing with my wonderful daughter, kissing Brendan as he heads out the door for work, and seeing Devin off to her babysitter.

Then my day really begins. 

I make a huge breakfast and catch up on the news via the good ol’ FNP. I shower, check my work e-mail, do some filing and bookkeeping, tidy up around the house. I blast music and sing as loud as I want. I write or doodle in my journal. I get some readings done for school. I hit the grocery store, put dinner in the crockpot, check the mailbox, fold the laundry. Drive to the office, check the mail, make copies, file some more. Pick up Devin, visit my parents, come home to Brendan. Make dinner, play music, give Devin a bath and put her to bed. 

Then I can breathe and rest and reflect.

All of this may seem mundane and ordinary and boring, even, but I don’t care. I love it. I love my life.

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10th June 2012

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The sun is setting

And I just spent a lovely evening at dinner with my family, but all I could think about was my ever-present anticipation for the day when we are our own family and we share the same name and we are on our way to growing, swelling with even more love than we have at this moment in time. And I thought,

"What could possibly be better than this? Absolutely nothing, because we have it all."

When did life become so sweet?

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25th May 2012

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One week from tomorrow

I leave for OBX and will be staying with Brendan and a bunch of our friends in a rental house for five whole days. 

My heart hurts thinking about leaving Devin. It will be the longest time we’ve ever spent apart. 

I know she will be more than well taken care of - I trust my parents and Bren’s parents undoubtedly. It’s just — she’s my baby!! Sniffle.

On the other hand, I don’t think I’ve ever been so giddy to do things I haven’t done since before Devin was born, namely SLEEP IN. I never thought I’d be so excited about sleeping lol. I can go wherever I want and do whatever I want and have ME time and let me tell you, I am the luckiest girl in the entire universe. 

It’s so weird (in a good way) to have two sets of parents now who are not only willing but EXCITED to watch Devin overnight. I just never thought it would happen. I’d succumbed to the fact that Dev and I would have my parents and my sisters and that would be our family for the rest of our lives (or at least until she was grown and had her own family). I never could have imagined that these wonderful, kind, generous people would come into our world and change everything I had settled into believing would be my reality. I am so, so thankful and it makes me cry when I think about how undeniably fortunate my sweet daughter and I are.

She is growing so fast. She’s like this real little human being now, with thoughts and opinions, likes and dislikes, good moods and bad. She is incredible in ways I had only ever imagined her to be before she came into the world, and to see them come into fruition is nothing short of miraculous. How this tiny, 5 lb. 3 oz baby girl turned my life upside down in one fell swoop, I cannot explain, except to say that she is the best thing that has ever happened to me. She is life and blood and hope and humanity and I am so proud to be her mother. 

Okay, now I’m on the verge of sobbing so I’m going to end it here lol. 

My life is turning out to be indescribably better than I had planned. 

Damnit, Jackie. Stop crying.

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15th May 2012

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It goes like this.

I am so happy and fulfilled and overjoyed about where my life is headed. I have a beautiful partner in Brendan, a smart, funny, kind-hearted daughter, and I am so excited for where we are going. I’m productive and busy in the daytime, which I love, and able to spend the evenings with my two loves. I am so grateful for this life.

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30th March 2012

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It’s an amazing thing

to hear my daughter, from out of nowhere, ask, “Mommy, you happy?” 

I have a beautiful life.

And yes, I am very, very happy.

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