Nicole Merritt

Nicole Merritt is a mother of three 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 Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, BLUNTmoms, CafeMom, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, Everyday Family, Motherly & many others. You can follow Nicole at jthreeNMe.com and as @jthreeNMe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

Nicole Merritt is a mother of three 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 Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, BLUNTmoms, CafeMom, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, Everyday Family, Motherly & many others. You can follow Nicole at jthreeNMe.com and as @jthreeNMe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

Up until about two years ago, I didn't recycle much. Yep, I am embarrassed to admit that I was one of those wasteful, unresourceful, lazy people who combined my recyclables with my trash and gave it all to the garbage man; which apparently is a "possible politically incorrect term" according to Grammarly. Oops. I suck, I guess; not for ...

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"Time to get that butt off the couch and take yourself outside!" If you're wondering if I am talking to, you or your child, the answer is BOTH! Below I am going to provide you with unique ideas on how to make neighborhood walks with your children MORE FUN, but first I am going to fill you in on the benefits of walking. ...

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They like you better; they say you're more fun. They hug you longer, and they give you more spontaneous kisses. When you walk into a room, it's like a celebrity sighting, as they push each other out of the way to arrive at you first. They open up to you more. They laugh louder with you. They are sillier with you. And, because of ...

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Hey hun, how's it going? Are you feeling a bit weighted down by the stress of your job, parenting three children, and having a house and multiple futures to plan and pay for? Me too. You know what you and I could really use? ...

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Let's have a conversation, okay? A real conversation, with people, using our words and not our keyboards or touchscreens. And yes, I know I'm a blogger and use my keyboard to deliver my message pretty often, but I also contend that we need to have conversations where we purposefully get on the same level with our conversation partner and look ...

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Your next vehicle is going to be a 4-door, Big Horn Dream Cab Ford RAM pick-up truck, or so you tell me. I'm jealous; not so much of the vehicle, though I do find trucks to be sexy, but of the fact that the next family car gets to be yours. Except, I guess we wouldn't call this a family vehicle anymore. ...

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Please tell me that I am not the only person obsessed with shows like Parenthood and This is Us. From what I have read and from the people that I have spoken with, parents just like me have the same sentiment towards these shows -- we love them, we laugh and cry numerous times per episode, and then bawl our eyes out when a season ends. ...

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First Impressions: You've Got 30 Seconds To Make The Right One states that "first impressions are formed in less than 30 seconds". The article cites Psychology Today, noting that people "process small clues, everything from tone of voice to posture, and in a snap [we] form a larger picture in our minds". The article goes on to contend that ...

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Yes, man crowd, I hear you and I kind of apologize for that statement, but not really, and here's why. There are actually a lot of similarities between men and babies, and I, being the loving wife and doting mother that I am, make that statement in kindness with admiration for both. ...

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I've got my eyes on you. And, do you know where they are looking? Right into your eyes and right into the world of wonder that lives behind them; where you tend to live. But, I see something else when I look at you, too. What do I see? I see that you are looking right back at me. ...

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