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 […]


Good Morning

by jessicaturner on April 20, 2013

I’m in Salt Lake at Snap!, a blogging conference for crafty and DIY bloggers. I’m rooming with my dear friend and amazing jewelry designer Lisa Leonard and having a blast. But, I must say, I miss my morning snuggles with Adeline. She has been getting up EARLY so we have had some special Mommy/Adeline time. […]


Motherhood Monday: Savoring the Little Moments

by jessicaturner on November 5, 2012

This weekend I was in Kansas City supporting my friends Ann and Angie at Women of Faith. It was a great, quick getaway weekend. I left Friday night after work and got home yesterday at 8:30 am. As much fun as I had in Kansas City, I couldn’t wait to be home with my sweet […]


Motherhood Monday: Getting Some Me Time

by jessicaturner on October 15, 2012

As you know, this past weekend I was in Indianapolis for Influence. I opted not to go to every session. Instead I carved out lots of time for me. I spent quiet hours in my hotel room writing. I wandered the huge mall that was attached to the hotel by myself. I stopped in Aveda […]


Motherhood Monday: When the Past Repeats Itself

by jessicaturner on August 20, 2012

This past weekend the kids and I have been visiting my family in WI. This gave Matthew a few days to prepare for being out of the country for 10 days and us a great way to end the summer. One of the trip highlights was taking Elias fishing at a small pond that my […]


Motherhood Monday: The Gift of Friendship

by jessicaturner on June 11, 2012

My friend Ann stayed with us this weekend, and it was a glorious gift. Since she lives in Canada, our quality time together is limited, so we made the most of this weekend. We stayed up late, shopped til we dropped, ate great food (I made these banana blueberry muffins (amazing), this cinnamon roll breakfast […]