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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
Why I'm planning a smaller first birthday party this year

Why I’m planning a smaller first birthday party this year

With my first daughter's first birthday, I became a bit obsessed with the whole planning part. Maybe "obsessed" is not even the word for...
My baby has walked into toddlerhood

My baby has walked into toddlerhood

The best part of having more children is that it gives you perspective on all the things you did, and obsessed about, with your...
5 DIY Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

5 DIY Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

We don't celebrate Halloween in my house. But, last year, we kind of did start something that we promised our oldest daughter that we'd...
My toddler is a fashionista

My toddler is a fashionista

I think one of the most interesting parts of being a parent to my toddler is watching her emerging fashion sense. She, unlike me,...
Travel Review: Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA

Travel Review: Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA

Two weeks ago, my family and I took a trip to Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. This trip was our first to the amusement...
My baby really likes solids

My baby really likes solids

I was “late” in starting my first daughter on solids. I started with regular offerings of purees at 8 months, reluctantly, because I wanted...
My toddler is obsessed with my cell phone

My toddler is obsessed with my cell phone

I thought I would be fighting with my child about her cell phone usage years from now. I thought our fights would involve music...
Rethinking Toddler Snacks and Mealtimes

Rethinking Toddler Snacks and Mealtimes

My toddler is a notoriously, unpredictable eater. One month, she’ll adore eggs. And then, seemingly out of the blue, she’ll decide eggs are “Yuck.”...
How to be a pregnant maid of honor

How to be a pregnant maid of honor

Okay, today's post is something different. Today, I'm talking to pregnant maids of honor. I speak as a former matron of honor. I graduated...
5 Great Hairstyles for Busy Moms (With Shoulder Length Hair)

5 Great Hairstyles for Busy Moms (With Shoulder Length Hair)

About a month ago, I wrote a post naming 7 great hairstyles for busy moms. In response to that post, Tami of This Mom's...
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5 Great Diaper Bags for Parents of Multiples

Whether you have twins or two children very close in age, the diaper bag is an important accessory. Along with looking great, you want...
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7 Reasons Why Parents Should Start Blogs

1. It's free. Or, wait, it can be free. If you set up a blog on blogger.com or wordpress.com, it will be free. 2. It's...