Our Second Coffee Date

Hey guys! Jenna of Dearest Love and I are beyond thrilled to see you again at our coffee date (PS – check out her beautiful new header from Natalia Rosa!!). Now, let’s get some coffee, shall we?

Coffee Date Link-Up

I’m kind of loving the new Oprah Chai. Does that make me a total sell-out? I’m a lover of the ‘Bucks and I can’t stop! What are you drinking, friend?

So, what’s been going on this week?


I had a really fun week at work. It’s so weird, these phases, the ups and downs of it. One week, it’s hard and I get anxiety and it stresses me out. Other weeks, it’s fulfilling. And it’s fun. And I get to help people and I get to work in a fun, fast-paced environment. I get to have teachable moments as well as teach others. It’s a give and take. Yes, sometimes it sucks, but sometimes it’s awesome. Just like lots of things — marriage, anyone??


Last time we “met up,” I was having problems helping my babysitter get through to my 4 year old. Well, guess what? She quit. Gah! She didn’t really quit because of my 4 year old (I hope!), but because she’s moving to California to be with her boyfriend who just got a great job. I’m so excited for her, because oh to be young and free and wild and do spontaneous things like move to California. That’s the best.

But I’m sad, obviously. She was really wonderful. From the moment she saw my girls, she was SO incredibly sweet to them. It’s so hard to fill in this very important and sacred spot – the caretaker of your children when you’re gone. Sheesh, it’s hard stuff.

If you hear of anyone looking for a job, give them my number ;)

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What’s new? Was your week good, bad, mediocre? How is your prayer life? How is your family life? How is work? GIMME ALL THE DETAILS.

Thanks, kisses :)

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Jenna is the mama behind A Mama Collective. She has three beautiful daughters who cause a lot of chaos and joy in her life. She also has a husband who is gracious and kind, and who looks away when cloth diaper mail arrives.
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  1. Ah, I can’t believe she quit, but I’m glad it’s for a new life adventure! Yay her. I’ll be praying that you are able to find someone else who loves the girls, is patient, and kind with them. God will provide!
    I’m so glad you had a good week at work! That’s something to be excited about!

    Also, I love that graphic at the top–so pretty! I love hosting with you, friend. One day we WILL meet!
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    • I’d love it so :) Than you for your prayers — you’re in mine today. ~Jenna
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  2. I’m so sorry your sitter quit. I remembered you posting about it before and had been wondering what happened. It’s exciting for her that she is moving, but I know that doesn’t make it easy for you. I know you’ll find someone awesome to watch your girls!

    So glad you had a good week at work! That always makes everything a little better!
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    • Thank you so much for your encouragement, Lisa! I really appreciate it. I hope to find someone soon! Fingers crossed ;) ~Jenna
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  3. Oh man, that is so tough! I’m not a momma yet but I feel like trusting someone to watch your kids has to be really hard. And then for you to built that trust up and have to find someone else :/ Your so right that life is full of ups and downs! I guess it’s how we keep things interesting ;)
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  4. Oh my gosh! I can TOTALLY relate to your feelings about work! I’m a nurse and I have always said that its a roller coaster of emotions.
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