All this blog’s posts about my sweet family.

Finding Dory: Free Coloring/Activity Sheets

by jessicaturner on April 6, 2016

To say we are excited about Finding Dory is the understatement of the century. We CANNOT wait for June. Adeline’s birthday is a week after the movie releases, so we are already busy planning a Finding Dory birthday party. When Disney sent me these free coloring sheets, I printed them immediately and the kids immediately […]


Generic or Name-Brand Test: Kid Chores with Swiffer

by jessicaturner on April 5, 2016

She totally posed like that on her own.   As our kids are getting older, we are trying to be consistent with teaching them the value of work and helping to keep our home tidy. I will be honest – we are definitely a work in progress. Two full-time working parents + three little kids […]


On Nursing for the Last Time

by jessicaturner on March 29, 2016

All of a sudden I looked at the calendar and it had been a week — maybe eight days since I had nursed. I realized it was over. I’d never do it again. And I cried. Ezra is our third and last baby. He transformed all of us in a million wonderful ways, but I […]


I’m Back – Lessons from My Break

by jessicaturner on March 28, 2016

I’m baaaacckkk!! Hello friends! It’s good to be here. I have missed you. Taking off from blogging for five weeks did my soul good. I am re-energized, full of goals, ideas and inspiration. In case you are curious, I thought I would share some lessons that I learned. Blog Lessons Lesson #1: My blog won’t […]


Saying Hello & One More Week

by jessicaturner on March 17, 2016

My three little leprechauns It has been four weeks since I last blogged. A lot has been going on behind the scenes (check out my Instagram feed for a few glimpses) and the break has been really good. I had intended to get back in the swing of blogging this week, but Elias has spring […]

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A Much Needed Break

by jessicaturner on February 17, 2016

In 10 years of blogging, I have never taken an extended break. This past year has been my busiest yet, and I have stretched myself way too thin. So for the next 3-4 weeks, I am going to be quiet here on The Mom Creative. You’ll still find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so […]


Embracing the Mess of Childhood

by jessicaturner on February 15, 2016

Recently, a mother with three grown children said to me, “I think when I had young children, I spent too much time cleaning.” I replied and said with a laugh, “I don’t think that is something I will ever say when my children are grown.” While I certainly appreciate a neat and tidy home, I […]


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 1st Birthday Party

by jessicaturner on February 5, 2016

Ezra turned one a few weeks ago and we celebrated with a Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star birthday party. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star  invitation I had the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star invitation designed on Etsy and then printed with credits I had saved from Minted. I shot the photo of Ezra myself using this backdrop. Twinkle, […]


Maddie & Tae “Fly” Video Featuring Adeline

by jessicaturner on January 29, 2016

It is such a rewarding experience to work at one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals. Being able to interact with patients and their families is not something that I take lightly. Because we are based in Music City, we often have incredible musicians give of their time and talent at the hospital. Recently country […]


5 Ways to Raise Grateful Kids

by jessicaturner on January 27, 2016

A few weeks ago I lost it. I was in Elias’s room and his bottom dresser drawer was open. He was pushing on it in such a way that it was straining the whole drawer. I asked him to stop. He did it again, the track cracked and the drawer dropped to the floor. “Why […]