Ten Things I want My Child to KNOW

As a mother, there are certain things that we indefinitely want our child to know. Things we never want them to question and things we always want them to carry with them wherever this life would bring them. Here are the ten things that I want my daughter to know (from my mommy perspective!). I was honored to share this...

Oh TWO-dles! Olivia is TWO!

This past weekend was a blast celebrating my daughter Olivia's 2nd Birthday! She has loved Minnie Mouse since she first laid eyes on her when she was around 1 years old and hasn't stopped! Everywhere we go she spots Minnie and shouts it out! When I was brainstorming ideas on what to do for her party, I had NO idea...

5 Ways Breastfeeding Changed My Life

"It hurts like hell!" was all I could think the first week. And then two. And then month. Then two months. By month three, the pain was completely gone. What transpired in those three extremely painful and challenging months, was more than I ever thought possible. As, "surely nothing good for me could come from this" was my very real-life...

Big news!!! I’m your new Ms. Phoenix 2017!!!

Ms. Arizona 2017, here I come!!! I am beyond blessed to be the reigning Ms. Phoenix 2017, where I will have a chance to promote my platform and make great connections in this community around me, all while making a difference. This has been a dream of mine to compete for the title of Ms. Arizona since I've had my...

The Unmaking of Me

  The last season of my life was all about God unmaking me. Unmaking me as a heart-broken wife and making me into his beloved, sought-after daughter once again. Unmaking me as a fearful woman and making me into a confident, brave Godly woman. Unmaking me as a "try-harder" person and making me into a "thank you Jesus" for your grace receiver. Unmaking me...

you’re not enough.

I'm sorry to tell you.. but it's true. YOU ARE NOT ENOUGH. There are days when I don't feel like I can ever measure up. Days when my child needs me and I need someone too but no one is around. Days when I haven't even gotten dressed, but done a million little things for my kid that go unnoticed....

How I Became a Millionare

It seems impossible, ya know? To become so rich... so fulfilled because you have everything you need. Right before it happened I was at rock bottom. Scrambling. I lived on hardly any money the first year of my daughter's life. I was a struggling newly single woman and mom!!! Talk about a YEAR! It was insane.... but it was the...

Healthy & Fun Halloween Snacks & Crafts

  One thing my daughter Olivia and I truly enjoy, is crafting and snacking together. Lately, we've been discussing what healthy foods are... so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to combine a healthy snack with a festive Halloween craft! We had a ghoully good time making this "spooky" treat! Her imagination led her to make a "mommy ghost" and...

6 BLOGGERS Who Aren’t Afraid to GET REAL

I don't know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I love how it connects me to so many wonderful people and that I can stay close to out of state relatives. I love how I can learn and grow and be inspired and encouraged by others. On the flip side, I dislike how I only...

Welcome to my blog: 10 Fun Facts About me

I'm trying to think of a cute, fun title for this post and nothing is coming to me. So for now, Welcome to my Blog! will have to do!!! No, but really.... It's so nice to meet you! Or you meet me!?! (Comment below so I can meet YOU too!) I'm Jessica and I'm really glad that you're here. I have...