hi, i'm jess!

I'm a work-at-home mama, an Air Force wife, a woman consumed with wanderlust, a foodie who loves cooking up something scrumptious, and a morning person driven by that first cup of coffee. I'm so happy you're here! Learn More
  • Oh, hey fall 🍁! Just kidding, this is what December 18 looks like in San Diego. For the record: no complaints here 🙌
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What was the weather like in your neck of the woods today?
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#travelwithkids #travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled  #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #sandiegoblogger #californiablogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising  #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom
  • 💌 What’s your Christmas card status? In the mail? Already delivered? Still thinking about it? Procrastinating till after New Years 🙌?
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Not gonna lie, I’m usually in the procrastinating camp (#becauselife), but I went the slightly easier route this year and printed these out same day at @cvspharmacy around the corner. #NOTanad just super thankful for that cheap and fast option.
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I had every intention of getting them out this week, but they may be delayed now, because my oldest is insisting on writing the kids’ names and ages on the back of every single one. Five down, 75 to go...taking bets on if she finishes 🤣
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#momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss
  • Shout out to my better half for completing his first official 🏃🏼half marathon this morning 🏆! And oh, what fun for it to be the #sdholidayhalf
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He runs all the time, and has completed several half marathons “just for fun” (like runs on his own, especially while deployed), but this was the first time he ran for a time and got some swag at the end.
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Super proud of you, @beakerbrown83! 😘
  • PJ’s and Polar Express 🚂 with friends, sweet treats, and fake snow ❄️ (because in #SanDiego you take what you can get!)
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Speaking of fake snow ❄️, the last boomerang is actually popcorn 🍿, and the kids we’re going crazy pretending it was the real deal. #itsthelittlethings
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Thanks for a fun night, @existencechurch!
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#momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss
  • So long, dear friend.
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We’ve been through a lot together, and while they say I can still technically get everything off of you, it was a sudden death that took you from me.
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You arrived shortly after my first born was born, so to say you’ve been an important part of my life is an understatement.
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I’ll get a new laptop sooner than later, and even though it’ll be shiny and new, I’ll miss your familiarity every time I open it.
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So long, farewell 😭
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#momssupportingmoms #momsohard #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #mombie #momlife #stopdropandmom #momboss #mompreneur #wahm #wahmlife #motherhustler #momprenuer #mompreneurlife
  • Swinging into Monday like...
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This is going to be a long week for us, but I’m choosing to start it with a good attitude (at least at this very moment).
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I’m excited for the rest of December, because with it comes more rest, more time with my family, and (hopefully) more time for writing, because my soul is craving all three of those things.
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#caseofthemondays #julesgrace #momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss
  • Saturday’s are for baking! What’s your favorite kind of 🍩?
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#howipamperedchef @pamperedchef #jessicalynncooks #mamainthekitchen #momlifebelike #momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #joyfulmamas #momlife #stopdropandmom #momboss #brunching #madewithlove #workingmom #julesgrace #maddieroo
  • These two best buds, are already learning the art of shopping with ladies 🤣
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But as cute as they are, I really miss shopping alone and just strolling through a store without having to stop and pass out a snack every three seconds 🤷🏻‍♀️
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#momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss #loganjohns
  • Yesterday my firstborn and I went to check out a new market by our house, and we got some hot coco to keep us warm (since it was “so cold” by our new SoCal blood).
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And just like her mama, she wanted to drink with a straw (sorry, environment 🤦🏻‍♀️).
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Also, see those painted nails? She put them on without a bit of help from me—thanks to ColorStreet!
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She’s growing up faster than I can keep track of, and before I know it, we’ll be sipping our morning coffee together.
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#momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss