Just like you, I wear a bunch of different hats. As a blogger and business owner during the day....

I am also a busy wife, mom, grandma, daughter, friend and sister. I am loud and outgoing. I have never met a stranger. I love to hug everyone. Sugar is my addiction...which my ever changing older...er body wishes would go away.

I have made more mistakes in my life than I can count. I never knew what was right and wrong except when it came to the 10 Commandments...and I definitely know I never killed anyone!

I'm Jane!

Hey there!

I grew up in the bra burning, woman's rights, 'you don't tell me what to do' era.

I got caught up in the 'gimme gimme's' of life and everything seemed to revolve around what I had, did not have, and thought I desperately needed.

I never saved any money. I've made bad investments. I've made bad choices. I have let people down. People have disappointed me. I've been hurt, cried, and tried to move on.

Unbeknownst to me...I was in an identity crisis my whole life. I was never happy with what I looked like or who I was. I was either too skinny or too fat (and, looking back those 'too fat's' would be welcome right now)!

I was always told that I was too loud or too bold or too crazy or too...whatever the flavor of the day was at the time.

I took all of those 'too's' to heart and spent years upon years trying to find what would change and satisfy me. And nothing did.


I started writing Positively Jane in 2019. After all of my own life's  challenges, I discovered Jesus when I was in my early 50's. Jesus totally changed me from the inside out. The old became new. I was a new person.

As a result, through all of the teachings of scripture, I was considered a wise person. Not only did I know a lot about many subjects, I would then filter my thoughts and actions through the truth of scripture.

I realized that there were many women who did not know the truths that I knew and I wanted to share everything I could with others. Because I want every woman on Earth to learn how to choose joy...everyday.

Joy is a choice. Joy is not based on circumstances. At the same time, all of those things in life can wear a person down, right?






How it all began...

3 - Understanding that life is a gift. And one not to be taken lightly.

4 - Writing articles that will resonate with you, as you face fears and anxieties.

2 - Understanding that you ARE loved. worthy, enough.

1 - Navigating those muddy waters of finances. Because finances can definitely steal your joy.

My goal...to encourage women to choose joy...everyday through:

If this is your first time here I would love for you to know me better. Every article I write is for YOU. Every article I write comes from personal experience.

Got some extra time? Start by reading why I choose joy everyday, are you worthy, who does God say you are. And then move on to:How to get your finances under control, why a daily gratitude journal is a must and why I make my bed

There might just be some hidden nuggets that are just what you need right now. 

Positively Jane is all about YOU.

I love life and all that it has to offer. I love to laugh and have fun. I think that the glass is ALWAYS half full and very rarely empty. I Choose Joy...everyday. Because why would I want to live any other way? If you're ready to choose joy in your life, my lifestyle blog for women is for you!

You should know about me!

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I have been married for 40 years…to the same man. Together, we’ve navigated all kinds of life and still smile at one another when we wake up every morning.
Willy retired and I became a blogger!

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I have raised 4 children - All are grown and 3 are married. I love being a mom and all that goes with it.
We see them as much as we can and treasure every moment that we do.

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I am a follower of Jesus. Everything I do and write about is filtered thru the lens of His love and redemption.
Through Jesus I came to understand that my past does not define who I am. I also found out that I am loved, worthy and definitely enough.

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I love to laugh and dress up in costumes. The crazier the costume the better.
I am also known for my loud and crazy laugh.

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I am a big time crafter. Currently I am into paper crafting and card making.
You will find me in my crafting creating ALL kinds of things.

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I am obsessed with cats - especially lap cats. But my little doggie, Jax, is the best thing that has ever happened to my husband (and me of course).

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I became the queen of budgeting when we only got paid 4 times a year. I also used to be a budget counselor.

My heart, and one of my passions is this - I would like every women to know and understand money. 


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I am a risk taker who loves adventure. I’ve moved 22 times since I was 20. Packing boxes and clear tape are my friends.

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Tools to help you live a happier and more fulfilled life

Feeling a little sad, tired or just plain overwhelmed?

Life is like a story...written 1 page at a time.

 As we go through life, chapters of our story are written. Some of those chapters are long...and some are pretty short. Oftentimes the words on the page are not of our own making. Sometimes we write them ourselves. But, in either case...we choose the ending. Did you know that joy is a choice...and does not come from your circumstances? I would like to encourage you to Choose Joy...everyday.

TV shows

My Favorite Things

Parks & Rec, The Voice, Downton Abbey

drink

Tim Hortons Coffee, Hot Tea with Almond Milk, Water

books

When Crickets Cry, Three Pines Series, Eve Dallas

Board games

Clue, Yahtzee, Monopoly and Risk

card games

Contract rummy, Canasta and Solitaire

Holiday

Christmas... any time of the year - as long as we are all together

DESSERT

Blueberry Keuchen. Apple Pie in Cast Iron Skillet

Vacation Spot

My Backyard

At one point, at about the age of 48, I thought that if I had a million dollars ALL of my problems would go away. So I went to work to earn my millions. Little did I know that the lack of money was not the problem - the problem was inside of me in a deeper way. I had a longing in me that had nothing to do with anything this earth could fulfill.

Now, I knew that Jesus existed and that he was the son of God. But, seriously, who really cared. Certainly not me. I didn’t need Jesus. And read the Bible? What was the point of that? It was a book that was over 2000 years old (and put together by men) and I was a 20th century girl……thank you very much....

I have evolved into who I am today…..with so many detours, potholes, and mistakes along the way it isn’t even funny.

Who is Jane really?

Who Does God Say You Are

Prayers for Fear, Anxiety & Stress

40 Ways to Save Money NOW

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