The Kids

Ezra at 9 Months

by jessicaturner on October 1, 2015

I can’t believe Ezra is nine months old! I tried taking photos of him this morning, but it was dark and rainy in Nashville and the photos turned out horrible (see above – ha!)). I am going to try again tomorrow. Ezra is 18 lbs, 4 oz. He is in the 15th percentile for height, […]

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Ezra at 3 Months

by jessicaturner on April 1, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Ezra is already three months old! Yesterday I took his monthly photo with Olaf. (See months 1 and 2 here). I was by myself so I couldn’t catch a big smile (always happens when you rub his cheeks) and back up with the camera in time for him to keep […]


Our Halloween Costumes for 2014: Things that Fly

by jessicaturner on September 18, 2014

With being pregnant this year and our family having an insane amount of travel in the next 6 weeks (Matthew is going out of the country twice + has a conference and I have two conferences), I knew that this was not going to be a  year of handmade costumes for our kids. Recognizing your […]


Hot Deal: Free Kiwi Crate Sampler

by jessicaturner on July 22, 2014

I was SOOOO excited when I received this email about this freebie to share with y’all (affiliate links included). Kiwi Crate is offering a free trial for new subscribers! Just pay $3.95 shipping and handling to get a sample kit (one project) for your child to enjoy. The sample kit includes the Starlight Lantern, which […]


Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2014 If you are new to The Mom Creative, welcome. I hope you will stay awhile. I’m Jessica – wife to Matthew, mom to Elias, a silly and spirited five-year-old, and Adeline, a spunky two-year-old. I’m also a marketing professional, savvy deal finder, photo lover and memory keeper trying to […]


How to Gift Shop with Your Toddler

by jessicaturner on May 14, 2014

My love language is probably gift giving. I LOVE to give gifts. As Elias and Adeline have been getting older, I have been looking for ways to involve them in gift giving. Hallmark recently sent me a gift card, so I decided to take the kids’ shopping to buy some gifts. Adeline shopped for her […]


Tips for Making “Love Bug” Valentines

by jessicaturner on February 5, 2014

Elias loves all things creepy crawly, so when I saw these “love bug” valentines on Pinterest, I knew they were perfect for his valentines this year. I loved them because not only did they perfectly capture something he is into at age five, but because they were candy-free. Goodness knows, kids get enough candy on […]


With Thanksgiving just three weeks away, I have been scouring Pinterest for some fun Thanksgiving and turkey crafts to do with the kids. It turns out that the folks from the new movie Free Birds (released November 1) were also thinking turkey crafts when they emailed me about this new spin on a handprint turkey.  […]


Pirate Birthday Party Treasure Hunt

by jessicaturner on September 5, 2013

Obviously for a pirate birthday party, a treasure hunt was a must. I had a hard time finding a lot of detailed examples of successful treasure hunts for little kids, so it’s my hope that this might help some of you! The treasure hunt was the element of the pirate party that felt the most […]


A 5-Year-Old’s Magical Pirate Birthday Party

by jessicaturner on September 4, 2013

In late July we celebrated Elias’s 5th birthday with an awesome pirate birthday party. He has been talking about having a pirate party since last fall, so we had plenty of time to dream up some really fun ideas. It was so much fun to plan and host. Get ready for LOTS of photos, details […]