All this blog’s posts about my sweet family.

On Saving, Remodel Projects & Sunny Days

by jessicaturner on March 19, 2015

We bought our house in September 2012. Since that time, we have slowly been making changes to make it our own and update it from its 80s glory (duck wallpaper anyone?). These changes have happened slowly, as life with kids, full-time jobs and other responsibilities means limited time for house projects. We also are very […]

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The Year of Birth: Ezra & The Fringe Hours

by jessicaturner on March 17, 2015

“2015 is going to be the year of birth. First I’ll birth a baby, then I’ll birth a book.” I don’t know how many times I said those two sentences last year, but it was a lot. And since having Ezra and releasing The Fringe Hours, questions about how having a newborn while launching a […]


Fringe Friday: Week 5

by Sarah Kooiman on March 13, 2015

Welcome to Fringe Friday, an opportunity to share what you have been doing in your fringe hours during the week. Sorry it has been so quiet here on the blog this week. If you have been following me on Instagram you know that last week Ezra, my friend Katie and I were in Canada doing […]


Community Parenting FTW

by jessicaturner on March 4, 2015

Right now I am in Canada, doing a few TV interviews related to The Fringe Hours. It is a privilege that I don’t take lightly. Most authors never have the opportunity to travel to promote a book, let alone do so out of the country. While I am thrilled to be in Canada, being here […]


Fringe Friday: Baby Memory Keeping

by jessicaturner on February 27, 2015

I can’t believe it is already Friday. This week flew by. After being out of school due to ice all last week, the kids continued to be out of school Monday-Tuesday, then Adeline had strep and was out Wednesday, then it snowed again and they were out of school yesterday too! Thankfully today Elias and […]


Living Out Our Passions & Choosing Joy

by jessicaturner on February 16, 2015

With the release of The Fringe Hours tomorrow, I have been thinking a lot about my friend Sara, who entered the arms of Jesus in September 2011. Sara was a dear friend who was always there to listen, encourage and inspire. I miss her deeply and know she would be so excited about this book. […]


You Matter: Making Time for Community

by jessicaturner on February 2, 2015

This is the first in a series of video posts and conversations around some of the themes in The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You. Without question, some of my fondest memories have been in the context of community. In high school, student council provided an outlet for creativity and friendship. In college, a leadership […]


13 Valentine’s Days

by jessicaturner on January 30, 2015

It’s hard to believe that we are coming on Matthew’s and my 13th Valentine’s Day. We were just getting to know each other at Valentine’s 2003. He lived in Nashville and I was in school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There wasn’t texting yet, so we did lots of chatting on the phone, AOL IM, […]


R2D2 Star Wars Valentine’s Box

by jessicaturner on January 26, 2015

With Valentine’s less than three weeks away, I wanted to share this sweet Valentine’s box that Elias and I made last year for his class party. I was going through some old photos and realized I never shared it last year. If you have a Star Wars lover in your house, this is an easy […]

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Letting Go of the Self-Imposed Pressures

by jessicaturner on January 23, 2015

Since having Ezra, I have been reminded of the importance of saying no and letting go of self-imposed pressures. As you can imagine, having a baby six weeks before you release your first book is a bit crazy. And while being on maternity leave from my full-time job definitely means I have had a lot […]