30 Before 30 Update

30 Before 30 Update

When we started out on this Pre-30 Bucket List we never thought so much would get crossed off in one year.  I guess that is what makes life wonderful and scary at the same time- As much as you plan for your future, you really don’t know what it holds.

We can check off a few more to the list:

Number 24- Visit New York:  Not only did we visit once, but twice in one week.

Number 19- Get featured on TV/radio/print/newspapers for something we believe in. This one makes us laugh now. Check to everything. Even though the coverage was not executed the way we would have done it ourselves, it definitely ended up being the roundabout way of getting our intended message out (thanks to the BF and AP communities- you guys are awesome!)

Some of my favorite articles and blog posts about mothering, attachment parenting, and breastfeeding that were created from the craziness of the TIME cover: Alanis Morissette wrote a wonderful piece about attachment parenting – Huffington PostA Very Personal Story, What’s all the Fuss? (along with this cover), Why Time Magazine is Showing Attachment Parenting is Going Mainstream Not Extreme, API and their response to TIME , Alanis Morissette on GMA, Norwegian cover and article on breastfeeding past infancy , Huffington Post Article 3 weeks after cover release

Number 4- Start a 501(c)(3) and be a part of real community, not just charity.  Check out the Fayye Foundation and our brilliant staff that has made it all possible.

Number 3- Attend a finale show of American Idol. We did this last year and I forgot to write about it! We sat in the second row. It was really fun!

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  1. Shannon Colleary 4 June, 2012, 20:02

    And next February you will be dancing with lions. You are one fearless woman always thinking outside the box and making life sparkle for the ones who have you in their lives. xo

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  2. Karen 5 June, 2012, 06:14

    Amazing!!! My husband and I were just talking about making a “bucket list” (we’ll have to shoot for 35 as my husband just turned 30 in April and I’ll be 30 next January…YIKES!). When throwing around ideas for our list we kept saying, “maybe we shouldn’t include that, it will absolutely never happen with three kids, or in our financial position, or in such a short period of time”. I guess we should just add it all to the list! Anything can happen with God and determination! Well done, Jamie! What an adventure!

    PS – Hope you loved NY! I was born in Queens and raised in the suburbs of NYC. Such an exciting place! Now I’m an Army wife trying to acclimate to Kentucky. Life takes you places you would never dream ;-)

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    • Jamie Lynne Author 6 June, 2012, 23:47

      Hey Karen! Exactly! You never know. I honestly thought we wouldn’t be able to finish this list in five years. We did it for fun and didn’t want a boring list so we did some things we thought would be almost impossible for us. God has a sense of humor, for sure.

      I did love NY- my husband just said tonight he wants to go back. His dad was born and raised there- and this was my husband’s his first time in NY!

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  3. Kallah 5 June, 2012, 10:55

    Awesome! That is so encouraging to all us young poor moms :)
    Its amazing the “out of the box” ways that your wishes were granted. So cool.

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    • Jamie Lynne Author 5 June, 2012, 11:38

      Exactly Kallah!! You don’t need money to have a list of aspirations. Even if you think some of your dreams will require too much financial obligation I would still go ahead and stick it on your list. It is amazing how life works out, and putting it out there for others to read sometimes inspires others to help.

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  4. Zoe - SlowMama 5 June, 2012, 12:51

    So great that you’ve been able to check some new things off your list – in such unexpected ways. Here’s to checking off even more before the year is over. (Like going to NYC one more time :-) Talk to you soon!

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    • Jamie Lynne Author 6 June, 2012, 23:44

      I know! Blogher! I want to go, but I don’t know if we are going to be able to figure that out this year!

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  5. WhitMc 6 June, 2012, 10:33

    You are breezing through your list, congratulations!

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  6. Ronni 10 June, 2012, 10:51


    First of all, I’ve only been reading your site in RSS readers lately, so I am just now seeing the new design. I LOVE IT. It looks beautiful. And secondly, your bucket list is being accomplished in ways you’d have never thought, huh? I am so proud to call you my friend. :)

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    • Jamie Lynne Author 10 June, 2012, 15:19

      Ronni! I’ve missed you!!! I am proud to call you my friend, too- We need a Disneyland family date!

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  7. Summer Nicole 24 August, 2012, 17:45

    I just wanted to tell you that it was so nice talking to you at Boobie-Palooza! I took a cute picture of you and your son and wanted to make sure that you got it. If you didn’t, shoot me an email and I’ll get it over to you…also if you ever need family photos, we can definitely check that one off the bucket list for you. :) That one is a must!

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  8. Super Sarah 28 February, 2013, 08:40

    I thought of you when I got an email from Blogher recently… they asked to syndicate my work! Okay, okay, it was only one essay but it made me feel accomplished. Because even though it wasn’t really a CAUSE I believed in, it made me feel like someone believed in ME. Thanks for inspiring the rest of us! (And if you’re interested, the syndicated essay is here: http://www.blogher.com/how-facebook-has-fd-my-attention-span)

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