We women, especially us moms, don’t always make intentional restorative spaces for ourselves. We always remember something else that needs to get done, or we just don’t have the energy to think of something restorative and truly peaceful to do so we just end up on our phones or on…


Where will these little feet go? As I sit here feeding you, I wonder this.

Soon these little feet will run laps all around our house, giving Mama a workout as she chases you around. …


After 28 months of living like nomads, traveling the country selling chicken, and answering the question “So what do you all day?,” we are officially saying goodbye to full-time travel. …


When my husband Kaleb and I were new to Maryland, a kind lady in the church we were visiting took us under her wing. She made us feel welcome, learned our stories and shared her own, and connected us with the opportunities we were looking for. …


During these past 19 months of nomadic living, we’ve had some hard moments — long weary days with roadblock after roadblock, sickness in an unfamiliar place, less than ideal living situations, seasons of loneliness, and more. …


Eighteen months ago, my husband got the job he had been preparing for throughout the previous two years. The news was exciting but also terrifying. …


In the past sixteen months, I have lived in twelve different cities and nine different states. I’ve walked the old streets of Montreal, climbed below deck of the famous warship , lived in Blake Shelton’s hometown, worked out of dozens of local coffee shops, seen alligators up close (and…


If I asked whether you want to blend in with everyone else in your industry or stand out, you would probably say the latter. I know I want to be different than the billion other copywriters and content strategists out there.

Lots of us want to stand out from the…


We just wrapped up a month-long stay in Clermont, Florida for our ninth Chick-fil-A opening. (Clermont is a residential area 30 or so minutes from Disney World. It’s a surprisingly calm and non-touristy place for being so close to a major tourist destination.)

Sometimes, travel day (when we move from…


“Hi, I’m Kara,” says the short brunette lady standing in front of my husband and me.

“Hi Kara. I’m Jessica, and this is my husband Kaleb,” I respond with a smile.

“Is this your first time at our church?” she asks.

We give what’s becoming our standard answer: “We’re new…

Jessica Swanda

Freelance writer. Travels the USA full time with her husband. Writes about travel, faith, books, and business. More about me: https://proofisinthewriting.com/

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