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
  • Sometimes you throw in the towel the second your husband gets home, and eat dinner upstairs solo in the bathroom, because you just can’t handle another second with the three tiny humans you created. 🤦🏻‍♀️
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This #threenager stage (for the middle kid) is driving me CRAZY. Thanks for dealing with the 💩 tonight, @beakerbrown83...literally.
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#reallife #momlife #momlifebelike #threeunderfive #momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss
  • 🐷 When Pigs Fly is easily one of my favorite balloons 🎈at the @balloonfiesta, so I was thrilled when we got to help it out!
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The chase crew was decked out in pink “pig” gear, and they had the kids help by literally rolling the hot air out of the 🎈which was just so fun and special!
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#Balloonfiesta #whenpigsfly @visitabq @newmexicotrue #nmtrue #canonintheclouds #visitabq #travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled  #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising  #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #travelwithkids
  • Going down to @balloonfiesta park is fun, but so is sleeping in, and enjoying the balloons from afar with cousins.
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Do you like to see them 🎈up close and personal, watch them from TV, or somewhere else? .
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@rainbowryders @visitabq @newmexicotrue #balloonfiesta #nmtrue #canonintheclouds #visitabq #travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled  #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising  #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #travelwithkids #hannahtpeach #ijboy #julesgrace #maddieroo #loganjohns
  • One of our favorite parts of the @balloonfiesta is balloon chasing!
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We chased this @nmpinoncoffee balloon 🎈, and they graciously let us help pack it up. Awesome coffee ☕️AND balloons? Day made!
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I LOVE this part of the fiesta, because it’s so interactive and special. Plus, the pilots give the kids the balloon’s trading card at the end!
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@rainbowryders @visitabq @newmexicotrue #balloonfiesta #nmtrue #canonintheclouds #visitabq #travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled  #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising  #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #travelwithkids
  • This. This is what parenthood is all about. Showing our kids that wonder and amazement, and magic in the air really does exist.
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I grew up going to the @balloonfiesta in #Albuquerque, and the fact that I could share that tradition with all three of my kids for the first time this week leaves me feeling so fulfilled, and simply happy.
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#newmexicotrue #rainbowryders @newmexicotrue @rainbowryders @visitabq #landofenchantment #newmexicoskies #nmlife #travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled  #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #travelwithkids #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising  #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #julesgrace #maddieroo #loganjohns
  • Green chile burger? ✅
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Don’t mind us; we’re just eating our way through #Albuquerque for the next five days.
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💥Are you a fan of hot and spicy 🌶 foods? New Mexican food is my jam.
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Keep an eye on my stories for more deliciousness this week!
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#travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled  #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #foodblogger #newmexicofood #mewmexicotrue #albuquerqueballoonfiesta #balloonfiesta #blakeslotaburger @blakeslotaburger #lovealota
  • Diapers and stuffed animals are all you need for a week-long trip, right 🤣
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Packing for three kids is no joke, but we somehow get it done every time. We’re headed to New Mexico tomorrow for some family, friends, food, and hot air balloons 🎈 but first we have to squeeze some clothes in that suitcase.
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🎒What are your favorite packing tips when kids are involved?
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  • “Mama, will you play with me,” is something I hear about 27 times a day. And I’m not gonna lie: I’m annoyed by it about 24 of those times.
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It’s so hard to push aside work, or making dinner, or changing a diaper, or *cough* scrolling FB or IG *cough*, to just sit and play princesses for a half hour. (Y’all, thirty minutes is a L O N G time.) .
But now that our schedules have changed, I have a decent chunk of time with this feisty middle child of mine every day, so I’m trying extremely hard to say, “yes” to her. Not every time, mind you, but at least twice out of the 27 times she asks.
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I’m a work in progress, and it’s sooooo hard to push my own desires and selfishness aside to just “play.” But I also know a time will come in the very near future when she’ll stop asking me to play with her, and I’m already mourning that day.
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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 #maddieroo
  • Any PB&J fans out there? We made this peanut butter and jelly bread pudding over the weekend, and it was delish! (Swipe for recipe)
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We’ve been making homemade “uncrustables” since school started (holler if you wanna make your own and I’ll hook you up!) and I couldn’t bring myself to throw the extra scraps away.
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Enter this deliciousness—perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or leftovers for school lunches!
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