Jessi

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Jessi is a creative, organized and enthusiastic girl mom with a soft spot for country music and all that it entails. She's a single mom to two sassy little girls (born in 2014 & 2018). She's putting down roots in West Branch, Iowa, just a few miles from her hometown of West Liberty. Jessi works in fundraising, event coordination and community development and enjoys hiking, crafts, bargain hunting, party planning, and taking in the simple joys of life. She is admittedly addicted to funny memes, is passionate about philanthropy, and is completely smitten by the adventure of motherhood.

Which ZOO Is for You? Comparing Zoos Near Iowa City

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Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! If you have kids that are old enough to walk, you have kids that would enjoy the zoo! This is such a fun family adventure that summer...

Top Tips for Camping with Kids

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Summer is here and family adventures are at the top of our list this season. A natural fit for budget-friendly family fun is camping! You can't quite beat the simple joy of making memories...

Survivor: Toddlers on a Plane Edition

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What is scarier: Toddlers on a plane or snakes on a plane?? I vote toddlers. I recently embarked on a trip to Florida and took our 21-month-old daughter along for the ride. I was excited to...

Family Photo Locations around Iowa City

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I absolutely love a good family photo... whether it's planned and posed by a professional or a perfectly captured selfie. I cherish every snapshot and every photo shoot of my own little family, and...

6 Tips to Help Your Child Through Tantrums

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Where are all my toddler moms?! Oh I see you...messy buns, messy floors, chasing around adorably messy little humans. I'm one of you now! I blinked my eyes and my tiny little baby is a full-blown...

The Inside Scoop on Network Marketing

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There’s no doubt that you’ve been invited to the parties, and you’ve noticed the consistent presence on social media. From jewelry, bags, and makeup to leggings, fragrance, and health supplements... networking marketing companies (also...

Motherhood Hurts.

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We have this beautiful quote framed in my daughter's bedroom. It says, "If I know love, it is because of you". As I rock her before bedtime, I often see the quote and the...

Netflix to the Rescue!

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Boo, it’s winter. I don’t always watch a lot of TV, but when I do it’s because I’m hooked on a series and binge-watching, thanks to Netflix. Had a bad day? Netflix to the rescue! It’s...

Help! I Married the Grinch! 5 Tips for Holiday Harmony

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As I sit down to write this I am distracted by my giddy excitement for the holidays. I am listening to Christmas music (I recommend the Jack Johnson Holiday station on Pandora), checking my email...

How to BAKE a Difference

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I always seem to count my blessings more consciously this time of year -- with Thanksgiving just around the corner we are surrounded by reminders to be thankful. This may seem like a silly...