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Faith and Excellence: Katie Ledecky’s Path to the Paris 2024 Olympics

As one of the most decorated female swimmers in history, Katie Ledecky's career has been a testament to her relentless dedication, exceptional talent, and unwavering faith.

13 Social Media Influencers to Follow to Bring Light and Life to Your Feed

Whether you're looking to be inspired, have a laugh, or feel like you're chatting with your best friend, each of these social media influencers have a load of great content to offer. 

20 Facts About the Olympics You Should Know Before the Games Begin

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics promise to be a spectacular event, showcasing both traditional and innovative sports. Here are 20 things you should know before the Olympic games begin.

Nicole Merritt

Nicole Merritt is a mother of three, a freelance writer, co-host of I Am The Worst Parent Ever Podcast and the Owner and Founder of jthreeNMe; an imperfectly authentic peek at real-life marriage, parenting, and self-improvement. jthreeNMe is raw, honest, empowering, inspiring, and entertaining; it’s like chicken soup for those that are exhausted, over-stressed and under-inebriated, yet still utterly happy. Nicole's work has been featured by NBC's TODAY Show, Love What Matters, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, CafeMom, Popsugar, Motherly & many others. You can follow Nicole at jthreeNMe.com and as @jthreeNMe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

May We All Raise Dollar Tree Children

I'm raising a Dollar Tree princess, who moonlights as Batman, likes to smell like Barbie, brush her teeth with ninja turtles, rock sunglasses of every color of the rainbow, buy bandaids like they are going out of style and break rubber bands like it's her job.

We Are Forgetting About Our Boys. And That’s Not OK.

"Article after article is about our daughters and how dire it is for us to raise them to be strong, self-sufficient, and capable. But, please hear this. I have a boy too."

Today I Took a Picture of Myself in a Bikini

"My daughter would question me as to why I wasn’t wearing a two-piece bathing suit. I would tell her 'Mommy just doesn’t feel comfortable in it,' and when she would push for me to explain what I meant I would just deflect the conversation and bring up a new topic."

“Do You Ever Think You Look Good, And Then You’re Like ‘Holy Moly I Ate Too Much Gaucamole?'”

"I felt embarrassed. Embarrassed that after a year and a half of four to five days a week at the gym, I now look like this, ashamed at how I've 'let myself go' since the pandemic started."

Ladies, Here Are 10 Things You Should Stop Caring About ASAP

Sister, we are far beyond the years of caring about these petty things.

“The Last Thing I Wanted to Do Was Hug Her. She Just Bit Me. And Screamed at Me”: Mom Eats ‘Humble Pie,” Embraces Daughter...

“The last thing I wanted to do was hug her. She had just bit me. And screamed at me. And did that thing where she makes an...

I Saw Lots of Mom Bods on Vacation. They All Had One Thing in Common.

"Own your imperfections!" they command. "Be you!" they exclaim. And then you read the very fine print which says that "mom bods" are on trend, but if, and only if...

Do I Send My Child Back to Their Brick-and-Mortar School Because They Want to Go, Or Do I Keep Them Home Because I Want...

If that sounds dramatic, it just might be. Or perhaps it’s not. And that’s the dang conundrum that’s got us parents so perplexed about the true ‘right’ thing to do.