Motherhood: We’re In This Together

by jessicaturner on May 4, 2016

This week I went with my friend Nina to help her do her baby registry at Target. We started in the diaper aisle and zigzagged our way up and down the baby section scanning all the necessary things and a few cute, but not-so-necessary things. We talked about her being nervous about breastfeeding, thick vs. thin […]


5 Tips for Taking Care of You in the School Year

by jessicaturner on August 24, 2015

The school year and soccer has begun. While it is still very warm outside, the lazy days of summer is gone. If your family is like mine, you are likely adjusting to the new schedule of drop-off lines, homework and sports practice — and if your kids haven’t started school yet, they will be soon. […]


My Abs are Separated – Diastasis Recti

by jessicaturner on April 13, 2015

This weekend I was on Facebook in the middle of the night, while feeding Ezra, and clicked on this article: This Condition Could be Causing Your Mom Pooch. The piece was about Diastasis Recti, which is the separation of the ab muscles, causing your stomach to pooch. The article said 2 out of 3 women […]


Pregnancy Update: One Month Left

by jessicaturner on December 3, 2014

I feel like it has been forever since I last updated on baby boy. I am 34.5 weeks and doing about as well as I can be at this point. We had maternity photos taken this weekend and the above is one of my favorites. All of pregnancy is hard on me, each trimester for […]


On Taking It a Day at a Time

by jessicaturner on October 28, 2014

You might have noticed things haven’t been totally normal here on The Mom Creative. I missed Project Life Tuesday all together this month. Posting hasn’t been its usual consistency. I’ve just been a bit quiet. You see things are a bit hectic for our family right now. Here’s a snapshot: We launched God Made Light […]


Wow and Other Unwanted Pregnancy Comments

by jessicaturner on October 9, 2014

Me with 2 pregnant friends & colleagues who just had their babies last month Last week, I cried almost every day because of comments made about my pregnant belly. Because I’m petite (5’0″) and this is my third pregnancy, I popped even earlier than with my other two children. At nearly 27 weeks, my belly […]

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Pausing to Say Hello: The Benefits of Card Writing

by jessicaturner on September 26, 2014

As I shared in my update earlier this week, life has been incredibly wild for us the past few weeks. W-I-L-D. Because of that, I have had to really fight for fringe hours for myself. This past weekend I finally started reading Gone Girl (so good!) and last night I sat down to write a […]


If Pregnancy Were a Shoebox Greeting Card

by jessicaturner on July 24, 2014

Disclosure: This post is the fifth in a six-month series sponsored by Hallmark. All thoughts are my own. Are you familiar with Hallmark’s hilarious Shoebox card line? They are my favorite, especially for birthdays. I stopped in Hallmark last night and couldn’t believe all the fun Shoebox cards they had. However, one topic was missing. […]


A Quick Pregnancy Update: 13 Weeks

by jessicaturner on July 11, 2014

Well, I’m officially in the second trimester… I’ll be 14 weeks on Monday. (My shirt is non-maternity from thredUP.) Due Date: January 12, 2015 (they moved my due date back one week, though I am still hoping for an early January arrival!) Baby size: 3″ – a peapod Sickness: Unfortunately, I am still throwing up […]


Put on that Swimsuit

by jessicaturner on June 20, 2014

It’s been five years since I first wrote about putting on a swimsuit and going swimming with your kids, but I continue to receive emails and comments about that post. I decided it was time to revisit the topic – with some new and old thoughts. You’ve got two choices every summer  – to put […]