Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Beautiful Mom: Jessie

“My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” 
― Jodi Picoult

This is Part 6 of my Beautiful Mom Project.  Read my explanation and thoughts here.

Mother of Two
Piano Teacher

What is your favorite motherhood moment?

My favorite moments are when I'm having a bad day and then my kids do something so sweet that it makes my heart melt.  I love getting hugs, I love yous, artwork and cuddles.  I feel like sometimes my kids slow me down and remind me of what is really important, and I love that!  I also love seeing such joy in their eyes when they are discovering something new.  We took my daughter on a hay ride last year and she was so excited and laughing and told me how happy she was with the biggest smile on her face.  I love moments like that!! 

What is your favorite time spent with your kids?

My favorite activity with my kids is just being home and playing.  I love running through sprinklers, doing puzzles, reading, playing cars and princesses.  I love not having a schedule and just enjoying each other, because I know they will grow up before I know it and I want them to know that their mom loves to be with them.

What is your least favorite chore?

My least favorite chore is laundry.  I hate that I feel that it is never done and just when I think I've caught up, there is more to do.  I always procrastinate it and luckily I married a great man who knows how much I hate it and helps me with it when he can!

What inspires you/makes you happy?

What makes me happy is not being busy.  I like to be a steady busy but not run-around-crazy busy. I am also happy spending time with family and friends and everyone is getting along.  It seems like those days are fewer and fewer the older I get and the more kids I have, so I cherish moments like that.  Also chocolate makes me happy, it's just so good!! 

What is your go-to dinner?

My favorite go to dinner is Mexican food.  My husband and Kids love beans, rice, tostadas, burritos, taco salad-anything Mexican   It seems like we eat it a lot because I don't have to fight anyone to eat it and it's easy!  I don't have any great secret recipe but I do use a lot and they have some fun new ideas for recipes.  

Do you have any cleaning/organizational/motherhood tips?

My favorite cleaning tip is something that my mom taught me (she is a mother of 9 kids so she knows what she's doing!).  She told me to never go to bed with a dirty house because then you wake up behind and you feel behind all day.  I've tried to incorporate this into my life.  I always try to do the dishes and have a somewhat organized home before we go to bed for the night, that way I can start fresh the next day and don't have yesterdays mess to clean up.    


  1. So pretty! I love the no shoes, and the bright colors and her hair looks amazing. Another great post!

  2. Beautiful eyes! And I love the cleaning tip. It does feel good to wake up to a clean house!

  3. Agreed, she has enchanting eyes! I love how she is captured as a mom AND an individual. Each mom is so unique and so brilliant, keep these coming!

  4. Love the beautiful mom project! I'm a little jealous I didn't think of it! Way to go ladies!

  5. She is beautiful. She almost looks as beautiful in these photos as she is to me when I think about her every day. I am very lucky to have her.

    Question: When is the beautiful dad blog starting? And, just how "beautiful" do you have to be to qualify?

    1. You are lucky to have her Barry!! :) And you will be the first Beautiful Dad for sure!

  6. Love all the bright colors and very cute clothes. Beautiful pics E!


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