Hi Friends! I just wanted to pop in over here and let you know that this week I’m over at http://www.moretobe.com sharing about my journey to trusting Jesus in uncertainty! It’s been a wild ride, but I’m thankful for every minute. I hope you’ll head over there and take a few moments to read my … More My Words Are Other Places!
Hi Friends. Happy Fourth of July! Ok so I know I’ve been pretty sporadic with my blogging lately. Between tidying up my manuscript and signing up to be on the launch team for two other books, it has been a busy time around here. I’m so excited about these two books (The Happiness Dare by … More But Wait! There’s More!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the origins of this blog- how Cookies and Sanity came to be. I could have named it after myself, but the truth is that at the time, it didn’t feel right, and to be honest I wanted a good level of anonymity. (Not anymore, follow me on Instagram @jenbabakhan!) … More Eat Cookies. Pray for Sanity. Repeat.
So to offer an update on my book progress to all of you that have been asking- here it is- I’ve “finished” the book proposal and “finished” the book. “Finished” is in quotation marks because if you’re a fellow writer or maybe just a perfectionist, you understand that nothing is ever finished. Ever. There are … More Manuscript Update!
I feel it’s necessary to explain the silence on the blog, so here it is: I’m writing a book. All of my time and effort has been funneled into this one project that I am so excited about I cannot think of anything other than adding more words to the page- one by one, in … More There’s a Reason for the Crickets You Hear…
There are two types of people in this world: Those that lose themselves in Adele’s music, and those that observe and take notes. It came to my attention earlier this week when I was listening to obsessing over Hello, and then felt the need to share my thoughts with friends. One of them totally understood … More If Loving Adele’s Hello Is Wrong…
About a month ago I took my older son to the pet store that I lovingly refer to as the local zoo because a) we have no zoo locally, and b) it’s pretty much the same thing. He loves to go see the fish, birds, and lizards so much that it’s a pretty easy way … More The Ballad of Sammy Jack
Warning: This post will be long and will not contain the usual level of witty banter. I will talk unabashedly about the bodily fluids of infants. This post does not replace medical advice by a health professional, and you should always consult your health care provider regarding your child’s health. So I’m writing this because I … More When It’s Not Just Colic
Let me just start by saying that I don’t enjoy all of the gifts of pregnancy. I enjoy the gentle nudges from within, seeing the heartbeat and baby at the ultrasounds, and the excitement that comes from knowing a new person is about to enter our family and home. That’s kind of it. In both … More Lions, Tigers, and Cinnamon Bears, OH MY.
Sometimes little things will happen in my day, and I think to myself, “Self, this right here is kind of hilarious.” I was sweeping our kitchen yet AGAIN, and a fortune cookie fortune from the previous night’s dinner made it into my dust pan. It was just one of those moments that made me inwardly … More I’m So Fancy.