Category Archives: Mom

Mommy Juice: Ranking Recap of “Momscow Mule Tour!”

Here at Jelly Bean Journals, we honor our very purpose as a blog by celebrating all things sweet and sour about mommyhood. We openly and honestly talk about the good, bad, beautiful, and challenging things we have experienced being mommies. Being a mom also means finding other moms to lean on for support, sisterhood, and fun! Thus, enter our ongoing Mommy Juice Series, our third Mommy Juice event and a recent Momscow Mule Tour with 37 awesome friends! Scroll down to check out details about this event and the drinks we tried.  Continue reading

My Thanks for a Captured Authentic Moment

To this day, this picture is one of my favs. Beautiful L posted it on social media for our group of friends four years ago and Kerstin recently shared it, again, as one of her favorites.

This photo of friends is posed, but it’s not formal or professional. This is a true image. It captured a group of people living in an authentic moment. Continue reading

Mommy Juice: Hot Pumpkin Tom and Jerry

Today’s Mommy Juice Pick: Hot Pumpkin Tom and Jerry

Why I Picked This Mix: I’m still not sure why white girls get a black eye for liking fall and all things pumpkin. Nor do I fully understand what being basic means, but I will readily admit that my favorite season, since forever, is fall. In turn, this may be why I fit the stereotype…but, let me tell you why I don’t care. Continue reading

Mommy Juice: Momscow Mule Tour!

Moms! We are offering another Mommy Juice Tour!

Join us in downtown Casper for a night of drinks featuring Moscow Mules and Moscow Mule inspired drinks. Our “Momscow Mule” Tour will feature sips and eats from some of our favorite local places including Raccas Pizzeria NapolentanaGaslight Social, and Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom. Registration is required.

                       

As always, transportation from Casper Executive Car and Limo will be provided for drop offs in Casper, Mills and Evansville. It’s the perfect way to spend time with old and new friends after the hustle and bustle of Halloween. (If you have a college sports fan in your life, have them catch the University of Wyoming vs Colorado State game at Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom at 5:00PM and let them know you will join them close to halftime! They can have a ride home at the end of the night, too, for an extra $8.) We call this a Mommy Juice Tour in honor of our series, but you don’t have to be a mommy to participate!

                                            

Your night will include great company, Moscow Mules and mule inspired drinks; dinner featuring pizza, bread, and salad; a ranking card to provide feedback on your drinks; entry to a copper cup prize drawing; and transportation (within the Casper, Mills and Evansville area)! Have your ride drop you off at Raccas Pizzeria Napolentana (430 S Ash St, Casper, WY 82601). We will take you home at the end of the night. You must be 21 years old to join us.

We had an awesome turnout and an amazing time on our Mommy Juice Margarita Tour and our Mommy Juice: Hang at the Hangar with Mystic Mountain Tour. Like last time, spaces are limited and your spot is not confirmed until your registration form is complete and payment arrangements have been made. No group registrations will be accepted.

Mommy Juice Tour Agenda:

4:00 pm     Arrive at Raccas Pizzeria Napolentana (430 S Ash St, Casper, WY 82601) to Meet Up & Dive into Your Moscow Mule Flight

4:45 pm     Enjoy Raccas Pizzeria Napolentana’s Yummy Eats for Dinner

5:25 pm     Head Out to Gaslight Social for Moscow Mule Stop #2

6:30 pm     Head Out to Frontier Brewing for Moscow Mule Inspired Sips

7:00 pm     Enjoy Sweet & Savory Eats for Dessert & Snacks

7:30 pm     Door Prize Drawing: Moscow Mule Copper Cup Set

8:00 pm     Partners, Friends & Spouses Meet Up at Frontier Brewing Co.

Remember, the University of Wyoming game is playing at 5:00PM at Frontier Brewing Co. Send your plus one to their taproom and let them know you’ll be in around half time!

9:00 pm     Catch the White Bus for East Side Rides Home

OR

10:00 pm  Catch the White Bus for West Side Rides Home

Cost:

Prepay $55

Pay at the Event $65

This price includes great company, drinks, food, a ranking card, door prize entry, transportation, and a hoot of a time.

CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER, only. Payment for prepay must be postmarked by Friday, October 27, 2017. Make checks out to Jelly Bean Journals.

To Register:

Register using the form below, mail your payment, and mark your calendar for Saturday, November 4th @ 4:00PM!

Our Sponsors

To Sponsor

If you’d like to sponsor our tour, contact us at contact@jellybeanjournals.com.

Past Mommy Juice Tour Info

Mommy Juice: Ranking Recap of “Hang at the Hangar with Mystic Mountain Tour!”

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Margarita Tour & What Does Being a Mom Mean to You?

Mommy Juice: Join Us on a Margarita Tour

Mommy Juice: Strawberry Lemonade Spritzers

Mommy Juice: Irish Hot Chocolate Buzz

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Bloody Mary Drinks

Mommy Juice: Casper’s Bloody Mary Drinks Tour #2

Mommy Juice: 3 Classic Margarita Mocktails

Thank You Casper Executive Car & Limo!

Little Brother N’s 1st Birthday Letter

If you have followed along with our blog since the beginning, you know writing Big Brother N a birthday letter each year is a special tradition I started when he turned 1. I plan to continue this tradition with Little Brother N, too. You also probably know my boys look quite a bit alike. Some pieces of their personality are very similar too, but in others they are so, so different. It was so fun reminiscing and reflecting on Little Brother N the last year and my continual evolution as a mother. Hope you enjoy and share in some of my sentiments! Continue reading

True Toddler Fashion: “TTF Part III”

I asked and you delivered! This is one of my favorite Jelly Bean Journals series and this time the True Toddler Fashion on display is from your tiny self-dressers! Brace yourself for a repeat venture of a project I shared with you back in 2015 and then, again, with round two just this past May. I had asked if any of you would be up for sharing your own renditions of True Toddler Fashion, and boy did you deliver! Let’s go with part three of “TTF” where we explore and celebrate the true, self-created style of our toddlers!

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BLESSED.

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this picture before. It’s probably my all time favorite…ever. Of all the photos in my life (and you know there are millions between my mom and I), this moment is my all time favorite. It was taken the moment our boys met, and within a couple hours of Little Brother N’s birth. It is a moment I will forever be thankful and grateful I got to Continue reading

MALIA MEI: A Courageous Birth Epilogue – Part X

Malia Mei: A Courageous Birth” is a memoir by Michael Moline, a college instructor, loving husband and devoted father, that includes his recollection of the joy, fear, and hardships leading up to and following the unexpected premature birth of his daughter. Jelly Bean Journals is honored to share their story in this multi-part, bi-weekly series.  Continue reading

MALIA MEI: A Courageous Birth – Part IX

Malia Mei: A Courageous Birth” is a memoir by Michael Moline, a college instructor, loving husband and devoted father, that includes his recollection of the joy, fear, and hardships leading up to and following the unexpected premature birth of his daughter. Jelly Bean Journals is honored to share their story in this multi-part, bi-weekly series.  Continue reading

She’s At The Lake

Since losing my dad a decade ago, my mom has been rolling solo. Watching my mom lose her very best friend was almost worse than holding my dad’s hand for the last time. Part of me wanted her to find another companion. She certainly never planned to say goodbye to such a young husband and as each year rolled by without him, she was reminded of the plans they made but would never enjoy together. I watched this wear her down. She started to believe she would live the entire second half of her life alone. My fun loving and vivacious mother was turning Continue reading