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Elisa commented on Jillylivi's blog post 'My Hubbie Speaks About his Blogging Wife'
"SO cute. "She has been obsessed, and I want to support her... I love her very much so I have no choice!" That's the sweetest thing I have every heard :-) He's a hottie, too – may I suggest a regular feature? ;-)"
Mar 19, 2009
Lisa Perez commented on Jillylivi's blog post 'My Hubbie Speaks About his Blogging Wife'
"Nope not that brave LOL"
Mar 16, 2009
Lisa Samples commented on Jillylivi's blog post 'My Hubbie Speaks About his Blogging Wife'
"lol, too cute"
Mar 16, 2009
Jillylivi commented on marlynn's group 'Moms on Twitter'
"Hello All, I thought that you might get a kick out of watching my husband tell it like it is as he describes what it is like to be married to a Blogger. Plus he's very cute! Have a great day, Jillian"
Mar 16, 2009
Debbie commented on Jillylivi's blog post 'My Hubbie Speaks About his Blogging Wife'
"this is so funny!!! LOL good on him for doing this, i'd say that equals true love!!!"
Mar 15, 2009
Angie The Avon Gurl commented on Jillylivi's blog post 'My Hubbie Speaks About his Blogging Wife'
"Poor guy...he's so cute and totally lost!"
Mar 15, 2009
Mom Bloggers Club commented on Jillylivi's blog post 'My Hubbie Speaks About his Blogging Wife'
"...and hilarious :)"
Mar 15, 2009
Mom Bloggers Club commented on Jillylivi's blog post 'My Hubbie Speaks About his Blogging Wife'
"This is so awesome!"
Mar 15, 2009
Jillylivi commented on Erin Mantz's group 'Moms of Boys'
"Hello all, I thought you might get a kick out of watching my husband on video speaking about what it is like to be married to a Blogging wife. Go to my page and enjoy! Best, Jillian"
Mar 15, 2009
Jillylivi commented on Jillylivi's blog post 'I USED TO BE...ASPEN VERSION'
"Hello all, I thought I might share a blog from my website to let you know a little more about myself. Hope you enjoy. Best, Jillian http://isdisnormal.com"
Mar 15, 2009
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"You look like you lead a very exciting life and have beautiful children"
Mar 15, 2009
Jillylivi left a comment for Jillylivi
"Hello Swoozie, I too tried to get to your site this morning and couldn't get into it. Either we are both technically challenged or their is something wrong with this site. I will try again now. Best, Jillian"
Mar 14, 2009
Swoozie left a comment for Jillylivi
"Hi Jillian! I have tried to join your blog but to no avail. I can't seem to figure out how to get into it! I know, LOL @ ME! Any suggstions or how-to's?! Anyway, I've got a blog award I wanted to give to you~~~so please stop by my…"
Mar 14, 2009
Jillylivi commented on Tess Moody's group 'Follow Me Club'
"Hi, thanks for becoming a friend. I will check out your website as soon as I'm done downloading movies for my boys to watch on the airplane. I might even get some reading in! Best, Jillian http://isdisnormal.com"
Mar 13, 2009
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"Hey Jillian, I'm not there on twitter :) Maybe that's why you couldn't 'tweet' to me. you can always leave a msg here for me; I'll make sure to reply :) Warm regards Shruti"
Mar 13, 2009

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Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I am a travel writer and the Owner/Editor of my blog. I also am the mother of three flyboys and a Macfly husband.

My husband is a remarkably tolerant and patient man with me, with the boys…not so much. We did not grow up with a house full of boys and are often dumbfounded by all of the bountiful energy. I often wonder how to capture their excessive energy and somehow convert it into something renewable.

I have been told that my Blog inspires other parents to face their family with a new positivity that isn't induced by taking Xanax.
What is your blogging philosophy?
blog every morning @ 4:30am
I have been blogging since...
January 2009

Jillylivi's Blog

Finding Inner peace

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

It's been a long time since I have checked in over here. How is everyone? Did you survive spring break? I'm not sure that I did with a husband getting his ribs broken by a snow boarder and the usual shit that goes down at this time of year but....I did take an inner peace workshop, for the sake of the blog, and I have to say…



Posted on November 5, 2009 at 10:40pm 1 Comment

Most of us don’t wear pointy, golden brassieres or sexy tight cat suits so it may not be so obvious but I am convinced that all mothers are either Super Hero’s or Goddesses. Personally, I am far from being Helen of Troy or Hestia I feel as though I am more of a cross between Hera and Aphrodite with a little Medusa thrown in.

In the past three months my superhuman powers have reached dangerously high toxic levels as I managed to survive four… Continue


Posted on October 31, 2009 at 9:11am 1 Comment

I put my boots on and trudged through the new snow out to the barn to fax a 137 paged document to my mortgage company…. yet again.

As the cogs in the fax machine began to squeak I stood in Wade’s sacrificial office, which is the antithesis of mine, playing with the smoke that was emitting from my mouth and nose. For me he built a beautiful office, inside the house, with a huge window facing South and situated directly next to the kitchen so I can jut in and out preparing meals and… Continue

Are You For or Against Health Care Reform and Why?

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 8:28am 0 Comments

I am wondering how many parents are like me in their inability to keep up to date on political issues. It is frustrating to say the least, to not have the time to listen to the news or to read the newspapers and whenever I do get the chance to get better informed I usually wind up either in tears and angry from reality or completely confused.

Listening to educated people is my alternative and I try to listen to all sides so that I can make my own opinions. One of the most important… Continue


Posted on August 31, 2009 at 4:23pm 0 Comments

When I got my second call from Brevitt’s teacher, in a three day span, I hung up the phone and had to think for a few moments. Almost ten, Brevitt is becoming a calmer and less anxious boy and is learning how to respect authority. So why was he getting into trouble? I could understand the teacher’s fear that energetic Brevitt and his pack of friends were going to be the bain of his existence for yet another year but I felt the need to tell him to give Brevitt a chance and to practice patience… Continue

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At 1:03am on July 14, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 6:37pm on April 5, 2011, Leah Canepa said…
HI Jillian!!  Been so long....how are you?  Still following you on twitter :0)
At 9:37am on September 9, 2010, Memorable Children Books & Gifts said…
Hi Jillian, congrats on your award and thanks for the friend request.
At 4:04pm on August 17, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 5:06pm on April 20, 2010, Cj Poindexter said…
Glad to be your friend. CJ
At 4:42pm on April 7, 2010, Stefanie said…
Jillian - One of my plugins causes a glitch for certain browsers. But I'm glad you were finally able to read the blog. Thanks for your comment.
At 8:55pm on April 01, 2010, Angela & Angelica gave Jillylivi a gift
Hi Jillian, I'm just stopping by to see how are you doing and wish you a great weekend! Angela Ison Groovy Baby Blog
At 11:18am on March 7, 2010, Jillylivi said…
Good morning,

I mentioned our group over on my new post, "Not Giving in to Stress and Anxiety". Stop by for a visit at http://aspenreallife.com.
At 1:04pm on March 2, 2010, Swati Bharteey said…
I thought we were connected already too! Thanks for telling me about the typo - I hate it when I am sloppy like that! I so appreciate your feedback on that post. It took me quite a while to write it.
At 8:50pm on February 24, 2010, Wife on the Roller Coaster said…
Hi Jillian,
I joined your group Aspiring Writers the other day, and I'm looking forward to visiting everyone's blogs. I love your blog...I'm your newest subsciber. Nice to meet you!




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