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Jessica Walter

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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 sons are my world. We struggled for 3 years with fertility prior to adopting our first son. Later, we really wanted him to have a sibling so pursued IVF using donor embryos (because we firmly believe love makes a family) and were then blessed with our second son. 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.

Food Trucks In + Around Lansing

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I'll never forget my work bestie asking me if I wanted to join her for lunch. We do this Thursday thing where we eat at a new place each time we venture out. On...

Lansing Mom’s Guide to Holland

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Blue skies and sandy beaches extend for, what seems like, forever. A beach town just a few minutes away is filled with sun kissed faces shopping, dining on the sidewalk patios, and enjoying the...

Lansing Mom’s Five Favorite Michigan Beaches

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By now I'm sure you realize that you live in the best state, for summer. When it comes to summer, beaches are on our bucket lists, and Michigan is surrounded by endless bodies of...

Lansing Mom’s Guide to Pentwater

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As you get off your exit. You drive around a scenic curve which feels like forever. Are you ever going to get there? Then you see it. Water that sparkles, a historic downtown with...

Ending Toxic Diet Culture and Why it’s Important

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It starts before we realize what it actually is. This notion that being healthy or attractive equates to being thin. We see it in commercials with the slender supermodel slowly drinking her Diet Coke....

Air Fryer Recipes for the Busy Mama

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When I first saw everyone buying an air fryer, I didn’t get the hype. I like to eat healthy. Air fried Oreos? No thanks. Then, my mother-in-law made us an air-fryer dinner; my fingers...

Lansing Mom’s Steamy Valentine’s Movie Guide

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You have peanut butter on your pants and haven’t slept eight hours since you got married. Your husband sneaks behind you to gently kiss your ear and instead of reciprocating, you tell him to...

Winter Activities In + Around Lansing

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If you are like me, you likely felt we would be able to do all the fun things this winter with COVID in our rear view mirrors. Now that winter 2021 has has graced...

Embryo Adoption: Another Fertility Option

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After reading the title, many of you are probably thinking what I thought when I heard the phrase, "embryo adoption": “What is that?” I remember sitting in a Catholic marital class when I first...

A 2020 Holiday Bucket List

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Whether your decorations have been up since November 1st or you waited until after Thanksgiving, you can’t deny that we all are in need of some holiday fun to look forward to. As with...