Sharon Jaynes Motherhood, Power of Words, Relationships 13 Comments

Zip It

Have you ever said something you wished you could take back? Silly question. We all have. But

I remember taking my son, Steven, to an amusement park just before he began fourth grade. It was hot, the lines were long, and I began to feel queasy from being gyrated and jerked to sudden stops from 60 miles per hour.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Motherhood, Uncategorized 30 Comments

How to Make Sure Your Husband Doesn’t Feel Like He’s An Afterthought

Last night a group of friends gathered to watch the Super Bowl. The guys watched the game in my friend’s basement man cave. The girls gathered in the den.

The game was on, but we didn’t really watch very much of it. The conversation mainly focused on kids and grandkids.

At one point, my husband emerged from the cave and squeezed in beside me on the couch.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Motherhood 67 Comments

“Just” a Mom? I Don’t Think So!

(Congratulations  to Linda and Tammy Jo. Winners of the Starbucks gift cards from the comments of the last blog post,


Steve, Steven, and I pulled up our chairs at a cowboy barbecue in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was a ho-down sure ‘nough. About 500 of us pretend cow pokes sidled up to paper covered tables with steaming plates of chow.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, Living Free, Motherhood 95 Comments

Getting Out of God’s Way


He ironed. I watched.

I stood in the door frame of my guest room, watching my nephew, Jonathan, iron the wrinkles out of his crumpled shirt – the rumpled creases out of his crumpled heart.

He ironed and talked. I watched and listened.

Jonathan, my twenty-seven-year-old nephew, stopped by for a visit on his way to a wedding in my hometown.  Read more…