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Hi! I'm Jackie and I'm so happy you're here.

Here's how my blog works. I tell funny (and not so funny) stories about my life and you laugh because you can relate...or cry because you can relate...or scream because you can relate. 

Either way, we've sparked a connection.

My hope is that whatever your reaction may be, you will learn something transformative about yourself, your family, your kids, your relationships, or the other people around you (strangers), and you will gain a fresh perspective. Fingers-crossed, you'll gain a perspective that gets you a wee bit closer to living your truth which, I believe, will bring abundant happiness into your life.

I'm a bit of a junky when it comes to learning from and discussing the dynamics of relationships (I've had some doozies), parenting, child-development, self-improvement, women's issues, divorce, and marriage. I really like to get in there and drill down to the soft gooey center of what makes us all interconnected.

I also share the wisdom I've gained parenting my brilliant and beautiful lesbian teenage daughter. Folks, it pains me to admit it but, she's taught me more in the past 16 years than I ever learned in the previous 30.

To navigate the site, click on the "hamburger" (three stacked lines) in the upper left corner (lower left on mobile) and you can choose the topics you're interested in reading about and please please please give me your feedback. Good or bad, I can take it - or I'll just delete it if I can't. I'm kidding. Seriously, I love it when people comment! Lay it on me...

When I was thinking of a name for my website, I grabbed the dictionary to find a word that best described my intentions for my blog. Edify means "to teach in a way that improves the mind and character". My goal is to teach by sharing my experiences and influencing self-improvement by sharing what I've learned.   

I welcome other people to share their inspirational stories on my blog or other bloggers to post relevant articles, so click Guest Bloggers Wanted if you'd like to contribute. 

Okay now for the shameless begging of your support... if you enjoy my blog, please consider subscribing to my monthly newsletter and sharing my posts (share buttons to the left - bottom on mobile) with folks you think could benefit, and hey meet me on Facebook and like my page. Thank you! Your kindness is truly appreciated...you're beautiful! 

If you'd like to collaborate please email me directly at info@edifymeblog.com.

I came across this quote during the most challenging time in my life, and it forever altered my future.

I came across this quote during the most challenging time in my life, and it forever altered my future.