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Author Archive | Jessica

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Treasured Tattoos

In 2013 I lost both of my parents during my third pregnancy. My dad, four days after I told him I was pregnant and my mom, 13 days before I gave birth to my daughter. For the past nearly four years, I think about them all the time. Every day, almost every minute it seems. […]

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Let’s go to the Ohio State Fair!

Let’s talk about the Ohio State Fair, mamas. Did you know it’s amazing? And affordable? And in our backyard? Several years ago, my sister-in-laws started entering the fair’s baking and crafting competitions. I would listen as Bern and Theresa would pore over recipes, craft books and Pinterest to decide what concoction they’d enter. To be […]

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An Orphaned Mom

I’m young – 37. And I don’t have living parents anymore. I’m an orphan and I, of course, hate it. My friends have parents, why did mine have to die so young? (Commencing pity party…..). The Backstory….. In 2013, my dad passed away just four days after I told him that I was pregnant with […]

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Best Mom Happy Hour – Powell Edition

In looking for something to write about this month, the topic of moms and happy hours came up and I thought “Voila! I can definitely write about that!” I’m sad to say that I haven’t been to a happy hour in a loooooonnng time, so I was happy to do the footwork for the great […]

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REAL Breast Cancer Awareness

October is a mixed bag for me. On one hand, the weather is ah-mazing and the Browns are playing. On the other hand, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A month I dread all year long. I’m a little touchy when it comes to the pink-washing of October after witnessing my mom take her last breath. […]

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