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 […]


Little Swimmers and Getting Wet

by jessicaturner on June 24, 2013

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HuggiesSwimmers One of my favorite summertime activities is to get wet. Swimming, sprinklers, fountains, water parks – you name it, I love it. Because Adeline is still in diapers, […]


Pinterest Cannot Be Your Yardstick

by jessicaturner on May 13, 2013

Last week Tuesday was Teacher Appreciation Day. Thanks to Pinterest I had high hopes of making homemade sugar scrubs in mason jars with perfect printable tags. But I ran out of time. So Tuesday morning, I folded three pieces of construction paper for Elias to make cards for his three classroom teachers. When Matthew came […]