All this blog’s posts about my sweet family.

Don’t Miss Out

by jessicaturner on June 11, 2015

This spring, as the weather became warmer in Nashville, the kids started asking daily when we would go to the pool. Being five months postpartum, I have not been super excited about the prospect of swimming.  The whole nine months to put it on, nine months to get it off seems to ring especially true […]

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Hip Gifts for Father’s Day

by jessicaturner on June 9, 2015

With Father’s Day less than two weeks away, it is time to shop for those special dads in your life. This time of year, my list of 101 Father’s Day gift ideas is very popular, but I wanted to share a few additional items that you might want to check out. Matthew is not a […]


Figuring Out Summer: Tips Wanted

by jessicaturner on June 5, 2015

Elias completed his first year of elementary school last week and we are getting into a new-to-us grove of summer break. Up until this point, summer was pretty much the same for us because of day care. This year the little ones will be in day care as normal, but Elias’s summer will be about […]


Made to Play: Summer Shoes

by jessicaturner on June 4, 2015

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stride Rite. All opinions are 100% mine. Without question, one of the brands I am most loyal to is Stride Rite shoes for my kids. I blame my mom for this loyalty. You see, when my sister and I were little, Stride Rites were […]


5 Ways I Use My Mornings Well

by jessicaturner on June 2, 2015

Mornings have always been my time. Ever since I was a young girl, I would wake up early to finish a project or read. As I got older, my mornings looked different (no more homework), but that didn’t stop me from continuing to use those early hours for me. As I share in the video […]

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The Stress of Pumping: Advice?

by jessicaturner on June 1, 2015

Y’all, I’m just going to say it. I hate pumping. I love nursing, but going back to work means pumping during the day, and I. hate. it. It’s been five weeks since I went back to work, and I have had pumping issues for most of the time. My supply dipping, my pump dying, renting […]


Review: Cybex Car Seat

by jessicaturner on May 29, 2015

A week after finding out I was pregnant with Ezra, I went to a blogging conference called Mom 2.0 in Atlanta. Though I was barely four weeks along, I was already thinking about baby gear we would need, which meant my head was spinning with ideas and to-do lists as I walked around the exhibitor […]


(in)courage: A Reminder to Savor

by jessicaturner on May 26, 2015

I had a baby New Year’s Eve. Every day this year, I have held that little boy, breathing him in slowly. I have studied his features intently, taking in everything from the hairs on his head to his ten tiny toes. With my first baby, people told me it would go fast, but I didn’t […]

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Projects, Projects, Projects

by jessicaturner on May 21, 2015

Adeline singing to Ezra while he swings Lots of projects going on in the Turner home these days. Remodeling my craft room: Wallpaper is stripped, walls are patched. This weekend it’s on to painting. Then in early June, my dad is coming to install counters. I’m giddy! Editing my next book: A gift book version […]


Community, Books and Gatherings

by jessicaturner on May 15, 2015

At my office last week, I was chatting with a few colleagues. One mentioned that she was in a book club. That snowballed into how much several of us would love to be in a book club and then into me saying, “let’s start one!” So in a few weeks we are going to have […]