Two Baby Girls

She dances while I sleep

And hiccups while I binge watch Netflix

She’s a part of me

One with me

Her sister is my closest friend and family.

She lights up my life with her smile

and makes me feel at home with her presence

Two baby girls to hug and love

to sing and dance with on the kitchen floor

I’m so proud

I’m so proud


Travel Ideas

So if you don’t know this yet I’m a huge Roald Dahl Fan. (I mostly love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.) While reading ” Story Teller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl” I found that he has a museum in the UK! Visiting the Roald Dahl museum is officially on my bucket list. It’s located in Great Missenden which “was home to Roald Dahl for 36 years until his death in 1990. He wrote all of his children’s books and many of his adult short stories in the Writing Hut he had built in his garden. Many of Roald Dahl’s stories are based in and around the village.”

The Roald Dahl Meseum

Picture from Babesabouttown .com

Not only do they have a museum, they also have a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory eye shadow palette!







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First Attempt


It’s the middle of the night and my mom has me wrapped tight in a bundle of blankies carrying me to the car. Mom tells me it’s ok with a kiss on my forehead and tucks me into my car seat. I don’t wake up til the car comes to a stop. All I can see is a huge brick building. The three of us, mom brother and I, stagger to the door only to find it locked. It won’t open again till 7am. We pile back in the car and find a grocery store to munch on snacks till the building opens. She was so sure going to the shelter was the right thing to do, and nothing could stop her. See, mom had been raped for most of her life and found the strength to leave the house to create a new future for my brother and I. A bag of corn chips, cookies, and a jar of artichoke hearts later, it was finally 6:45am. Brick building again, only it isn’t as scary during the day. We head in leaving the blankies in the car. Inside, up a couple flights of stairs, we come to a huge open area. There’s people walking around and kids playing tag inside. Blinding lights and a lady with a clip board calls us in just like the doctor’s office. When the door closes it gets surprisingly quiet. The colorful toy garage catches my eye first, but then there’s a play kitchen with fake food. That absorbs most of my attention. Mom interrupts my preparation of a huge meal including a whole turkey with sprinkles, mashed potatoes (no gravy), and cookies all mixed together in one large bowl. And even though I wasn’t finished, I hand the bowl to mom and offer her a taste. Mom takes a quick taste. She’s in a rush and places the bowl back on the stove. We had to hurry and gather our things from the car so the lady could show us where we’d sleep tonight.



Dear Writer,

Your words give me something to live for. I have plenty to live for, but your words get me out of bed when the world is weighing so heavy nothing else matters. I truly wish the best for you and when the best finds you (if it hasn’t yet) I hope you don’t lose yourself in it. And that we can continue to learn and grow together. 🙂


I hope to memorize your stuff over time

For the first day of 2018

I was excited to receive The Liebster by  Matthew G from Grabba Blog. Thank you Matthew. I’m super grateful you thought of me. To be nominated by a writer who’s page is exciting, edgy, and unique is such an honor and a fun way to start 2018!!

liebster award roses

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.


Here’s a link to my all time favorite bloggers


Questions from Matthew G


What was the reason to start blogging?

I started blogging as a class project on ambition. It changed my life.

Where would you like to be in 3 years time from now on?

Writing movies, books, and with my family in a home full of love and gratitude.

The most shameful thing you ever did?

I accidentally snitched on my best friend at the time, over something so stupid. Haven’t done it before then and haven’t done it since.

List 3 things you would pick up for the desert island!

Well, unlimited food, water, and books. But if it can’t be unlimited the journaling bible, a pen, and a bottle of water

If given a choice, would you rather change humanity or yourself?

Myself because changing humanity is a lost cause. There’s more hope if I work on changing myself.

Types/traits of character you admire and hate most?

I admire characters with brash inappropriate honesty cleaned up with a little charm. And as for traits I dislike most, I’d say flat characters. I don’t hate or love them, they just slip into non existence.

When finding the perfect crush with obstacles, give up or fight and reason why?

Fight, but I do have pride in myself and I’m well aware there’s like a billion fishies in the sea. However, I’m married so I don’t really fight anymore. But if the occasion was to arise that I had to fight for my husband, I’d fight. Don’t confuse this with the idea that I don’t work on making my husband fall in love with me over and over. I put in work.

How would you use Death Note if given one?

I wouldn’t. I don’t wish death on anyone at this point in my life. And have you seen the one on Netflix?! No thanks. lol

Are you rather predator or prey?

I like to switch between the two.

Give me 2/3 thoughts about me based on my blog!

Matthew, You seem to be a creative and deep thinker.

Also, write down your addiction and explanation why you won’t stop it!

Eating sweets and I won’t stop because I can see myself on my death bed wishing I ate that cookie when I had the chance. Yes, this is really how my head works.


I nominate the blogs that have inspired my most since I’ve started Jayne.Press:

Notes From A Summer Of Discontent


Eyes Straight Ahead


Feral Rumination


Revolution From My Bed


Behcets And Borderline


Here’s your questions:

What two dead writers/poets would you have tea with?

Favorite thing to write with (type of pen, pencil, etc)

Top three movies you could watch on rotation for days

Craziest idea you gotten in the shower

One sentence that sums up your 2017

Just one annoyingly bad habit

Worst injury ever


Congratulations! Can’t wait to see your answers. It’s totally for fun so if you decide to opt out it won’t hurt my feelings. 😀 Here’s a link to the Official Rules and descriptions and more information.  We’re going to keep this going for the New Year. 🙂 so ignore the dates. It’s all in good fun.