Mapping Out Mother’s Day


It’s that time of year where well meaning sons and daughters panic a little bit on what to get mom for Mother’s Day. The MOST important day of the year by the way! I’ve found a gift that could be perfect if the mom in your life loves to travel, is planning a vacation or is retired and ready to start her journey as a jet-setting diva! Push Pin Travel Maps are creative, eye-catching and simply a great way to track where you want to go and where you have been. During our honeymoon in Paris, my husband snapped a picture of this map from Père Lachaise – a breathtakingly beautiful cemetery in Mairie De Paris that acts as the final resting place for Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and Frédéric Chopin among many other artists. I sure wouldn’t mind a push pin tacked smack dab on Paris, France on a travel map in my home! Have a great Mother’s Day you all!


First blog post


Oh, hello there. My name is Jessica Waites and I am officially starting this blog for several reasons.

  1. My baby is starting to play on her own and allows me a fraction of a second of extra time to write.
  2. She has also inspired me to write as much as I can so I can tell her later on that I loved something so much that I just did it, even though no one paid me (although I’m accepting offers) and if you really love to do something, just do it.
  3. And lastly, I think it’s a great way to exercise my mind before I only know how to speak in baby babble.

Above is a picture of me. I’m in the middle trying to hide my baby bump, but I see now I may have picked the wrong prop in which to hide it.  My husband is on the right and that there on the left is Lance Berkman. I hope this stirs up some general interest in what this site is going to be about. There will be babies, baseball, movies, music, general musings about life and more. Thank you checking it out!