Five Tips for Surviving the First Trimester

Pregnancy is different for every single woman. Some women love being pregnant, others don't enjoy their pregnancy at all. Some women are sick throughout the entire pregnancy, others have little to no morning sickness at all. Most of us fall somewhere in between. With nausea and sore breasts and exhaustion like you've never felt before, I want to share with you a few tips and tricks I used to survive the first trimester.

Rainbows & Babies

Growing up as an only child, I would dream of a day when my house would be filled with babies. There was nothing I wanted more than to be a mom. It turns out, a house full of babies wouldn't be in the cards for me, BUT maybe one more!

A Little Nagging Feeling Called Mom Guilt

Let's talk a minute about something y'all call "Mom Guilt". There's a potential for guilt with every single parenting choice we make, from the very beginning.  Breast feeding, bottle feeding, sleep training, co-sleeping, screen time, bed times, disposable diapers, junk food, the overflowing sink full of dishes, yelling at your kids when it feels like … Continue reading A Little Nagging Feeling Called Mom Guilt

Advice To My Younger Self (Part 1)

The other day I was looking at my Facebook memories and it made me cringe! Oh how I wish I could go back to twenty-eight year old Jess and grab her by the shoulders and take the phone out of her hand before sharing the dirty laundry from her failing marriage!! Which got me thinking, after thirty-seven years on the earth, surely I have some advice that I could give my former/younger/dumber/more naive self!