Month: September 2020

7 Tips to Help Public Breastfeeding Anxiety
Pregnancy + Baby

7 Tips to Help Public Breastfeeding Anxiety

I love breastfeeding. I absolutely LOVE the bond that I've been able to build with all three of my babies through it, how they get everything they need from it for so long before they start solid foods and do SO much growth from my milk alone. It's simply a beautiful thing. There is so much I love about breastfeeding but let's not forget to mention how convenient it is! Being able to feed my little one anytime and anywhere is just a perfect design... BUT... there was a time with my first son when it wasn't all roses. That's where my past with public breastfeeding anxiety comes in and I'm here to share my 7 tips to help ease the stress! Honestly, I didn't think too much about what it would be like to breastfeed before I became a Mom. I never sat around imagining myself doing it, I j...
Beginning Our Homeschool Journey
Homeschool

Beginning Our Homeschool Journey

This is something I've been looking forward to for a very long time. It may sound funny, but even before I had children I always knew I wanted to homeschool my kids someday. It was an opportunity I wish I had growing up. I struggled through school because I was insecure, afraid to ask questions , and if I couldn't do something absolutely perfectly, I didn't want to try at all. High School was just survival mode. I craved to have that one-on-one Homeschool environment and I didn't even know it at the time. I feel so incredibly grateful that I get to give this opportunity to my kids and that I get to share with you as we are beginning our homeschool journey! Let's get one thing clear- I'm no expert. As a matter of fact, I know a lot of other Moms who homeschool their kids and...
My Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist
Pregnancy + Baby

My Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

If there was one thing that I looked up with every single pregnancy as I neared that 40 week mark, it was an ultimate hospital bag checklist. It's amazing how those instincts just kick in to get things prepared for the baby coming any day and it's also amazing how much you forget from one pregnancy to the next and have to do your research all over again! So, I thought I should write out my list while my youngest is still so little and since I went through it not too long ago. "Hi, I'm Jessica and I'm an over-packer." It's true. I'm just that kind of person who would rather have way too much than be left without something I could have used or have to find a way to go out and buy something I could have just packed but didn't. I'm actually completely fine knowing that I'm an ov...
Homemade Natural Bug Spray
DIY

Homemade Natural Bug Spray

I know, I know, we're nearing the end of mosquito season and I'm posting a Homemade Natural Bug Spray recipe? In my defense, IT'S AN AMAZING BUG SPRAY!!! And if you're like me, I'm not sure it matters much what time of the year it is... they just love me... the REALLY love me! *queue walk off music* "Someone get her off the stage!" But really, this bug spray is an Academy Award Winner of Bug Sprays. Someone should make a trophy in it's honor and present it to yours truly. The best things about this bug spray are: It's All NaturalCan Be Made OrganicMade with Essential OilsSuper Easy to make over and over againBudget FriendlySmells AmazingActually Works Like a Dream!100% Kid Friendly Speaking of Kid Friendly... it's probably my favorite thing about this Bug Spray Recipe! If...
Meet My Family
Family

Meet My Family

The whole reason I get to do this is because of my family and for that, I think it’s important to introduce you to them! A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (Colorado)… Dave and I were introduced to each other by my younger brother. Dave likes to say that as he shook my hand in the Apple store, he thought to himself, “This is the girl I’m going to marry.” Six months later and we were married! There was just a comfort and a familiarity that I’ve never been able to properly put into words. Anyone else have that? I mean, don’t get me wrong, we have plenty of differences, but when it comes down to it…. he’s just always felt like home. He is passionate, artistic, honest, absolutely hilarious and the hardest worker I know. He’s my best friend and made my dreams come true by givi...