Hi -- I'm Jaye. A writer with far too many mental illness labels. I eat chocolate for breakfast and believe cups of tea heal the soul. 


I started this space in 2012 as a way to share my love of beauty, style, parenting & life. Jayebyday continues to grow as I do and I hope to inspire with what features here. My words are always honest and I hope to share the highs and lows of life as a mother and a writer {who also happens to be crazy}.


I am currently working on my first novel which is loosely based on my experiences with child abuse and the depression and anxiety that follow. When I'm not working on that or writing here I am most likely working on short stories for a variety of competitions or reading other wonderful works.

Most recently, I was placed in the Top 40 of the Atlantis Short Story Competition for my piece The Scent of Us

If you wish to contact me about these author-ish endeavors please email jayegaff@gmail.com or jayegaff@jayebyday.com.