Jessica's a transplant to San Diego by way of New Mexico, Georgia, and Italy, and she's loving the west-coast vibe. She’s a work-at-home mom who simultaneously chases around her two little girls (4 and 2 years old) while nursing her newborn baby boy. She’s a mama by day, a blogger at nap time, and she’s a Pampered Chef lady at night. Even with her hands full, this Air Force wife loves exploring her new surroundings every chance she can, tasting the delicious good eats that California has to offer, and spending time outside in the gorgeous weather. You can follow her on Facebook, see what she’s up to on Instagram, and keep up with her musings on her blog at Jessica Lynn Writes.

Five Things You Need To Know About Strawberry Picking

Strawberry picking is the perfect family outing, not to mention totally Instagram worthy, am I right? However, if you don't properly plan, your picture-perfect day could go south very quickly, especially when you add...
That One Time I Met Chris Hemsworth And Almost Peed My Pants

That One Time I Met Chris Hemsworth And Almost Peed My Pants

Y'all, I'm a mom of three, and they're all little. I'm talking three under the age of five, which means I wipe butts, answer "why" questions all day long, have a permanent messy bun...
birthday parties

Confession: I Hate Throwing Birthday Parties

Last year I skipped throwing a birthday party for my oldest daughter, and gave her tons of snail mail instead. I blamed the lack of a party back then on the fact that my...

Our Costco Haul: 10 Costco Staples You Need to Get

Costco is a magical place. A magical place filled with aisles and aisles of everything you could possibly need in bulk. That includes all of the things you didn't know you needed until seeing...

Take a Trip Down Candy Cane Lane

Growing up, one of my favorite times of the year was driving around to see Christmas lights. We stayed up late, drank hot chocolate in the back seat and oo'd and aaah'd at all...

Discovering Pacific Beach AleHouse

Dining out in San Diego is one of the best perks of living here... only our wallet doesn't typically agree. Because of that, we try really hard to make those extra meals outside of...

Being Okay With Being A “Good Enough” Mom

I recently had to classify what kind of mom I am. Was I a crunchy or a helicopter mom? Am I a hands on or totally laid back mama? Basically I had to put a...
military spouse

“I Don’t Know How You Do It” Thoughts From a Military Spouse

---> "If I had $1 for every time I've heard someone say, "I don't know how you do it," during the decade I've been a military spouse, let's just say we could probably afford a house much closer to the ocean." Some thoughts from our sweet writer Jessica. Can any of you military spouses out there relate?

25 Things to do with Avocados

Drool. Every avocado lovers dream is right here in this post. 25 things to do with avocados is just 25 more reasons to love them!

A Mom’s Summer Bucket List

Sure, catching butterflies and going to the park every day is great when you have kids under 5 living with you, but what about a bucket list just for moms? Everyone harps on having...

It’s My Baby, and He’ll Cry if He Wants To :: Thoughts on a...

My husband and I can spot a first-time parent pretty much in an instant. We look at them with their exhausted eyes, frazzled hair, and overall what-the-heck-am-I-doing look on their face. They're the ones...

A Special Birthday Celebration Without {the Hastle of} a Birthday Party

Mom guilt hit me hard a few weeks ago. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized my oldest daughter wasn't going to have a birthday party this year. Her fourth birthday...