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.

High Five to the Formula Feeding Moms

Dear Formula Feeding Mom, First off, you can let your guard down, because I’m not going to lecture you.  I know it seems like every other mother is breastfeeding, but you can take a sigh...

6 Months Wiser: Best of the Baby “Must Haves”

Flash back six months and you’ll see me scrambling in a totally Type-A attempt to prepare for the arrival of my first baby. My preparation included A LOT of pinning, reading and shopping. For...

Tried and True Toffee Tips

There are a few things that I love about English toffee. It’s sweet, crunchy, nutty, and (my favorite of all) covered in chocolate. But what makes toffee even better is that everyone thinks it’s hard...

I Like Big Sales and I Cannot Lie

I like big sales and I cannot lie.    All you other mothers can't deny. When an ad comes out with an itty bitty price and Christmas gifts in your face... You go shopping! I won't judge you if...

The Truth About Being Thankful

November is here, and the air is buzzing with thankfulness. Personally, I love this time of year.  I enjoy the cheerful status updates as people make a point to stop and be grateful each...

What to Expect When Maternity Leave Ends

Maternity leave is glorious.  Not glamorous by any means, but glorious for sure.  I think all working moms agree that maternity leave is never long enough, am I right?  It’s no secret that the...

The Best Apps for Baby Making (Start to Finish)

I’d be willing to bet that while you’re reading this your cell phone is within 10 feet of you. It’s likely within arms reach and possibly in your hand at this very moment. It’s a...

Team Green: Letting go of my fear of the unknown

Prior to my own pregnancy, I was openly vocal about how I thought my friends that didn't find out the gender of their babies were straight-up crazy.  I swore I could never do that....

Heating Up and Counting Down: AKA the 3rd Trimester Struggle

I’ll be the first to say that this pregnancy has been a smooth ride, but the shift into third trimester has been a bit of a game changer for me. I was nonchalantly coasting...