Jessica Johnson

Jess and her husband live in Providence with their 4 kids. Jess stays at home full-time with her tiny humans and is figuring out how to manage her home, manage her homeschool, and manage her own sanity. She is mostly convinced that 2 out of 3 is the best she can do! After the kids go to bed, Jess enjoys ice cream and Netflix. Or ice cream and a good book. Or just ice cream in a dark quiet room. Being a mom is a wild and unpredictable ride. While Jess has figured out that she cannot juggle it all, she can try to find joy in the small moments as her own family grows and evolves. Her life, (like her house) can be a mess sometimes, but Jess hopes her readers find encouragement in knowing they aren't alone in the challenges and triumphs of motherhood.
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Essentials Elements of a Smooth Day

I know we are all a little tired of hearing from people who think they know everything about some aspect of this virus. I really don't want to come across as one of those...
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So Now You’re Homeschooling- Homebound Help

2020 has been a pretty interesting year so far, hasn't it? No matter what your thoughts on COVID-19, it's true that most of us are finding ourselves with a lot more time at home...
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Time For Spring Reading: Our Favorite Springtime Books

Finally. Spring is on the horizon. It's time to celebrate the end of another winter and the birth of a new season. Spring brings with it the urge to open windows, deep clean everything,...

Want, Need, Wear, Read; Cherish, Sale, Gift-Restriction Fail

Around this time of year, the blogosphere is overflowing with ideas about how to keep the holidays simple, keep your budget in check, and how not overextend yourself. All good things, all good things....

“Mom, tell us a story!” Spontaneous Storytelling Tips for Dummies.

"Oh no, honey, Mommy doesn't do that." That's what I always say when my kids ask me to tell them a story. It's not as cruel as it sounds. I will read them a good...
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While You Rest: The Aftermath of Surgery

"Your body's been through a lot. Go home and get some rest." That's what the nurse told me as I was being discharged after a routine cholecystectomy.  My husband took a week off from work,...

Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves for Cold/Flu Season

  I love everything about this season. Well, almost everything. Sharing food, laughter, and time with loved ones makes this season such a joyous time of year. One thing I could do without sharing, though,...

Homeschool Rhythm: 5 Things We Need In Our Day

As my newsfeed fills up with adorably-posed pictures of excited kids and parents heading back to school, my family of six is gearing up for another year of home education.  I'd be lying if...

Cystic Fibrosis: Parenting When Your Child Is Chronically-ill

  If you have spent any time on social media, you have likely seen the meme that says, "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always." As corny as the saying...

Making the Switch: The Truth About Menstrual Cups

I have been using a menstrual cup for the better part of 5 years and LOVE it. For the longest time, I wanted to shout from the rooftops how much I love this thing...