Hi, I’m Jayme!
I’m so happy you’re here.
I have two lovely girls, one loving husband, a passion for writing and ten or so other roles I have played throughout my life. And I do believe that the toughest role I have played — and will ever play — is the one I am holding for this lifetime: mother and wife.
If you want to know more about me, click here.
I started this blog in 2008 after my first daughter was born and while I was pregnant with my second girl. Even as I put on a brave happy face, I was scared and unprepared.
How was I going to take care of these two precious lives when I am still learning how to take care of myself?
How was I going to teach them to make their dreams come true when I have barely figured out mine?
Most days, I am filled with awe at how my daughters can light up my day with a squishy hugs, sloppy kisses and wide-toothed smiles.
Most days, I am grateful for my two angels and how they are moving me to the best version of myself.
Most days, I love being a mom. When my girls and I snuggle under the sheets, say our goodnight prayers (“Good dreams, Jesus!”) and they say, “I love you mom, you’re the best mom in the whole world.”
Some days, I am filled with anxiety at how my girls can bring me down with their erratic fights, unpredictable mood swings and tantrum tears.
Some days, I am doubtful if I can be the best mother for my kids for the rest of my life.
Some days, I don’t like being a mom. When I am tired, depressed and my patience is running low and the strings of “Mommy, mommy, mommy…” seem to have no end, I want to run into a corner and hide from motherhood and be alone.
But I trained myself to be an optimist and to see life through the lens of gratitude. So through it all I am hopeful. Always hopeful.
And I believe all of us moms need a dose of hope every once in a while. An assurance that everything will be okay. Comfort that we are not alone in this journey. That we are all in this together.
So on this blog, I share my journey through motherhood and what I am learning as I go along.
I’ve long accepted that I cannot be the perfect mother to my kids, but I want to be an intentional and positive one.
- I want to understand my children and communicate with them openly.
- I want to be patient with them and always respond to them with love.
- I want to build strong, respectful and loving relationships with my family.
And I want to be a happy mom too. Because I believe my capacity to be a positive mother to my children is always tied to how happy I am.
Have you had your “me time” yet? Go ahead, put your feet up and get some rest.
Moms like us have to practice frequent self – care. Because if we want to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves.
Whenever you visit my online home, I intend that you’ll pick up a nugget of inspiration, an ounce of positivity and a huge helping of hope in your own motherhood journey.
Plus a virtual hug from me to you.
As I embraced motherhood, Optimommy has become more than just a blog to me. It has blossomed into a bigger dream: to have a community of moms who support each other through their intentional parenting journey. My big vision for the Optimommy community is summed up in this equation:
Happier moms = Happier families = Happier world
Will you join me?
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Thank you for being here with me. Pretty soon, I’d love to meet you in person too.
And before you go, remember this:
You are the best mom in the world.
You will always be.
Chief Inspiration Officer | Mom in training
P.S. If you want to know more about me, you can read my story here.