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Jessica lives in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with her husband and two girls. Once upon a time, pre-motherhood, she did many things as a “serious-looking” woman who managed to successfully balance a reality TV addiction with a career and academic pursuits. She's now a serious-acting woman whose primary job is raising her children. She writes, reads, fantasizes about minivans, and takes midday naps. She enjoys (among many other things) dancing to 80s music, photography, laughing out loud (at, usually, inappropriate moments), and writing about writing, being a writer, and becoming fearless on her blog Jessica F. Hinton
ASOS maternity line review

ASOS maternity line review

It really shouldn’t be that hard to find fashionable and well-made maternity clothes. Really. It shouldn’t. Considering that millions of women give birth to...
No more toys

“No more toys, please!”

Even before motherhood, I had but one rule for myself: Don't overdo it with toys. We had a small apartment at the time and...
3 years

In Three Years, I’ve Learned…

My first daughter turned three in January, so that makes me a three-year old mom. In these past three years, I've learned many lessons...

7 Cold Weather Fashion Faves

I like to be "into" fashion in the fall and winter months because it's such a beautiful time to be into fashion. I love...
Things You Can’t Really Blame on Mommy Brain

How to be a stay at home parent (and not go insane)

This January will mark my second year in stay at home parenting. Yay! When I started this gig, I hated it, but now I...
Motherhood is kind of hard. But you will be amazing.

Motherhood is kind of hard. But you will be amazing.

I have two friends right now who are pregnant with their first children. They've been talking to me as their resident expert mom friend...
Girl Land

Should girls be parented differently than boys? – My Thoughts on Caitlin Flanagan’s Girl...

You know the saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, it’s true. Kind of. When it comes to real books, the...
Preschool- Yes or No?

Preschool- Yes or No?

My oldest daughter turns three in just a few months, but the questions about whether or not my husband and I plan to send...
Girls Are More Than Princesses and Fairies

Girls Are More Than Princesses and Fairies

I should begin this post by saying that I have no beef with princesses and fairies. Some of my best childhood friends were princesses...
Her first birthday party

Her first birthday party

About two weeks ago, we celebrated my youngest daughter's first birthday. As promised in the post on the minimal preparations I was taking this...
7 books for toddlers learning the ABCs

7 books for toddlers learning the ABCs

Most developmental experts say that children begin to recognize letters between 2 and 3 and that they can identify letters between 4 and 5....
 Are You Ready For Another Baby?

Are You Ready For Another Baby?

I think the questions started last time when my first daughter turned 9 months. "She's almost walking now. Are you ready for another one?"...