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Jessica Walter

I am a working mom who left the education world after 7 years to pursue my business career. I work as a product developer at a local insurance company and love it. My husband and son are my world. We struggled for 3 years with fertility prior to adopting our beautiful boy and have been blessed ever since. When I’m not working or playing the wife/mom role, I love to run, read, bake, write, and tinker with photography. We all have a story to share and I hope some of my experiences will help others.

9 Halloween Activities for a Fun-Filled, Safe Halloween

After surviving motherhood seven months into a pandemic, we all have earned the “most creative mama” title. Whether it be coming up with alternative summer staycations, reinventing birthday parties, or making the most of...

Weekend Fall Activities In + Around Lansing

This summer was definitely not what we had planned, but it forced my family to reinvent our weekends and make the most of them. As summer has come to a close, I have been...

U-Pick Apple Orchards In + Around Lansing

Many get sad this time of year. Summer is dwindling and our days of sun kissed skin will soon be done for the time being. I am not one of those people. The minute...

Pregnancy After Loss: How I’m Keeping Anxiety at Bay

Three pregnancy losses does something to your psyche that may not reveal itself until a seemingly successful pregnancy occurs after. After the implantation of our little one in March, I was convinced I would...

Lansing Mom’s Favorite Parks in + Around Lansing

There is nothing more disappointing than a cancelled vacation. As I am sure it has for many of you, Covid changed our summer plans and forced us to get creative. What was supposed to...

Simple Tips for Throwing a Pandemic Birthday Party

Remember when it was January 1st and everyone was saying it was going to be their year? Do you also remember when 2020 laughed and gave everyone a global pandemic? COVID-19 changed the lives...

Lansing Donut Shops for Celebrating National Donut Day

Who has time to cook a gourmet breakfast anymore...and let’s get real, our kids would prefer the junk anyway. We want options that are fast, convenient, and delicious. We need donuts! If your family...

Turning Canceled Vacation Plans into a Lansing Staycation

For me, heaven on earth is a perfect little beach town off the coast of Lake Michigan called Pentwater. Between the downtown eateries, shops, walking to the beach, and soaking in those beautiful Lake...

Taking Care of Your Mom Friends this Mother’s Day

If you are like me, your favorite Mother’s Day pastime is quality time with your family– which definitely includes brunch and being out. We usually go to my favorite brunch spot and then spend...

Happy Star Wars Day! The Force is Strong with this Mama

Like many of you, I married a man who idolizes all things Star Wars. It wasn’t something I knew about him right away. I mean, he couldn’t scare me that soon. There was a...