Cast of Characters



When we are not busy on our electronic devices we actually have a lot of fun together!

I started this blog in 2009 because I was reading some of the more popular mom blogs and I decided that I had a story to tell and I was hoping that someone would want to read it. I was actually surprised when someone or should I say several someones started reading and commenting. I really just thought that maybe my family would read it and that would be it. I was pleasantly surprised.

I have found an amazing community through blogging. I have been able to share the hard times, like talking about the abuse that my son was given by his birth mom. Through that I feel that I have become an advocate for Child Abuse Prevention. If I had it my way (and unlimited funds) I would travel the world telling my son’s story and how the system failed him and his siblings, but I can’t so I have my blog.

I have also been able to share the hilarious times like when Paige lied about having diarrhea at Chili’s.  As well as the story of how the husband and I met and the rest of our love story. And all of the times in between.

Our life is one big, crazy hot mess and it seems to get crazier every day. Last year I co-founded the Midwest Blogger Meet Up with my dear, sweet Fashion Blogger friend, Stacia and we are making it bigger and better every year! It’s bad enough that I work a full-time job, have 2 kids and blog, but now I am adding more to my plate!

Since I can’t get enough, I also started dancing again after a 16 year absence. No, not the stripper pole type of dancing (even though I have been known to swing on a pole once or twice). Dancing is what makes me happy. I missed it and in the great words of my husband, “You are the old Jayme again.” Dancing is my life and my love. Other than my beautiful family of course!

I hope that you enjoy this little view into my world through this blog. I love hearing from you. If you want to contact me, please e-mail me at I always respond!

*Photo courtesy of Photography By K.