Jessica says this cookbook was her way of coping with a difficult situation. "Every mother needs strategies to cope. Every mother knows how crazy her life is—you've got kids pulling at you in every different way," she says. "I had to come up with a strategy, because I was having a miserable time at my house."
Now, Jessica hopes her cooking strategies and healthy recipes inspire other families to come together at dinnertime.
"It's so important to eat with your family and to do it in a way that's peaceful and happy," she says. "That's what happened to me. ... My mind was full of peace because I knew I was doing really well by my family. I felt like a better mom."
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