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Nicole Merritt is a freelance writer, speaker, 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, Elephant Journal, CafeMom, Popsugar, Grown and Flown, Working Mother Magazine, marriage.com, BLUNTmoms, POPSUGAR, HerViewFromHome, Thought Catalog, Everyday Family, Motherly, Sammiches & Psych Meds, Red Tricycle & others. You can follow Nicole at jthreeNMe and on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

What If I Fail My Children During This Pandemic?

What if I fail my children when it comes to this indefinite time I have with them at home? What if, because of me, they...

I Can Be A Real Witch At Bedtime

I wasn't thankful last night. I was pretty thankful all day, in fact, happily being more present and awake to the joy that is spending...

When your wife confessed to you that she doesn’t feel sexy

Well, here I am, with the best topknot I can pull off with my shorter than you'd like mom-cut. I've worked hard on developing these...

When a Grandparent Watches Their Grandchild, It’s Not Babysitting

"When a grandparent watches their grandchild, it's not babysitting." That's what my mother reminds each time she watches one, two or all three of my...

Two Weeks Ago I Took Off My Wedding Ring

Two weeks ago I took off my wedding ring. Don't jump to any conclusions, 'cause it's removal from its rightful place on my left hand...

We’d Be Better Humans If We Had Hearts Like Dogs

If people had hearts like dogs, we would be better humans. We would relax more. We would take up space without guilt. We would love "our people"...

Even the “BEST MOMMY IN THE WORLD” has a breaking point

My kids were very sweet on Mother's day; for a portion of the day, that is. I was gratefully on the receiving end of adorable, effort-taking...

Nobody Puts Baby In A Basket

Or a crate. Or whatever the heck that thing is. Nobody puts baby in it. And by "baby," I mean toddler because even though that sweet soft-curled...

I’m Having One Of THOSE Weeks

Are you? The kind of crappy week that comes out of nowhere smacks you right in your unwashed face, lingers for a bit -- 'cause...

Dear Husband, This Marriage We Have Is Not What I Intended

Dear Husband: This is not what I intended; for us to turn into two overtasked and ungrateful strangers who live like roommates in their untidy,...