Jessica's Contributions

5 Scriptures for Kindergarten Mamas

Common Core Student

It’s been nearly 365 days since I sent my oldest child into her very first, official classroom. A whole year since I let go of her hand and entrusted her to the care of another. Oh dear mama who is about to embark on the adventure of education, I understand your hesitation. . .your fears. […]

Simple Tips for Lighting Your Home

lighting choices

Sometimes you look around your house and feel like something needs to change. The paint is looking tired, or the curtains are starting to sag: but who has time to redecorate when you’re running around after the kids all day? There’s a solution that won’t break your routine or your budget >> simply refresh your […]

Helping Mothers + Babies Worldwide With Hope Through Healing Hands

Healthy Mom Healthy Child

I had complete control and no control over my family planning. With PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), which makes it difficult to conceive and after several losses, including an Ectopic pregnancy in which I lost a fallopian tube, I felt completely out of control of my body. Yet, these challenges also led us to a fertility […]

The Beauty of Community


I love telling other women how one September day back in 2012 I put my big girl pants on and finally went to a faith-based “blogging” conference. I’d seen several promoted online but I was always afraid to go. Would they like me? Am I “big” enough? What if they don’t think I’m cool? What […]

Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional, Week 9: Self-Control


Truth for Tiny Hearts Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional Week 9: Self-Control For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 {ESV} Things have been a little loosey-goosey around here this summer. The lack of structure and desire for a bit of spontaneity have […]

God’s Word for Me Bible Storybook {review + giveaway}


I love a good Bible storybook but I also want to share the actual Word of God with my kids. I know they would never focus on the sea of black and white type that comes with a Bible so I’ve not yet introduced them to specific scriptures in this format. We are working on […]

So What Do We Do With Common Core?

Common Core Classroom Window

  I walked her in that first week of school half thrilled beyond words at the adventure she was embarking on, half scared out of my skin of leaving my 5 year old in the care of another She shared my mixture of emotions, I could see it on her face. Reluctantly she let […]

Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional, Week 8: Gentleness


Truth for Tiny Hearts Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional Week 8: Gentleness Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 I can remember it like it was yesterday. My spirited little girl, hovering over her brand-new, baby brother. She pawed and petted. She just wanted to engage him. “Gentle, gentle,” […]

5 Minutes with. . .Kasey Johnson {+ Mom Essentials book giveaway}


  Happy Friday! I am excited to have author, speaker, blogger, and mama extraordinaire, Kasey Johnson on the blog with us today for our 5 minutes with. . .series. Her latest book/Bible study, Mom Essentials is an amazing and practical walk through 10 words successful moms live by. I personally cannot wait to dig into […]

Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional, Week 7: Faithfulness


Truth for Tiny Hearts Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional Week 7: Faithfulness Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4 I love how each […]