Jessica S

Jessica S
Originally from upstate New York, Jessica has lived in the Fort Worth area since 2001. She has been married to her husband for more than 10 years, and they have a spectacular nearly five-year-old daughter through adoption. Jessica was previously very active in animal rescue and now has three dogs, a cat, a fish, a frog, and some snails for good measure. She is an aspiring plant mom and coffee enthusiast, but is really only good at one of those things. When she isn't juggling work, play dates, or every day life, you can often find her crafting. Jessica is looking forward to her next stage of parenthood as an elementary-school mom.
Several foods, like shrimp, eggs, beans, and nuts, that people are allergic to.

Proactive Parenting :: How to Manage Food Allergies

Inevitably, there will be birthday parties. It was always very awkward when I didn't know the parents hosting, but I also couldn't send my child into a situation where there would be no options for her.
woman looks out the window grieving

10 Tips on Surviving Loss :: How to Remain Present for Your Child While...

Here are 10 things that help me remain present for my child while still allowing myself the space I need to grieve.
Find the most beautiful bluebonnet patches in Fort Worth.

Best Bluebonnet Patches in North Texas

For several years, we’ve polled local moms about the best bluebonnet patches in the North Texas area. Those special spots are listed below and are typically at peak bloom around mid-April.
Before you know it, children are grown and on their own.

Overcoming the Guilt of Kid-Free Travel

I had layers upon layers of guilt about opting for kid-free travel. How can I leave my baby? What if there is an emergency? What if she thinks I am not coming back? What if? What if? What if? It was brutal.
Adoption myths hurt adopted children and their families -- birth and adopted

Worth the Wait :: Our Adoption Journey

All the struggles of the past year completely faded away as she handed me this little baby girl.
Find restaurants in Fort Worth where kids can eat free.

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free {or Almost Free} in the Fort Worth Area

Things like gas and groceries are essentials, and it can be hard scrounging enough to cover the basics. Still, it's nice to take the family out on the town for a breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. 
child kisses dad and mom loves it

How to Set the Bar on Being a Good Dad

This article is part of an editorial series, “Dear Dad,” brought to you by Fort Worth Moms. Join our subscriber list so you don’t miss a moment of “Dear Dad” and all Fort Worth Moms...