Living on an island as a single mother, raising her six-year old son, Jessica Dofflemyer longed to find moments of the profound within her mundane routine. Committing herself to a post a day, for 40 days, in a blog she titled, "For the Archives", what evolved was a project that has published more than 700 posts in the past three years. "Volume 1: Love and Motherhood" is a montage of autobiographical pieces from her first year of writing. More than just the story of her solo mothering journey, this collection weaves the common thread of human experience through poignant stories that span a spectrum of the ordinary. Whether depicting scenes of playing Foursquare with her son, trying to fix a faulty washing machine, or being stuck in stalled out traffic, the prose, poetry and photographs of this collection bring a glimmer to the seemingly dull details of everyday living.