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Jessica Hendricks

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Jessica lives in Glendale, Missouri, with her husband Josh, and three kids Stella (2010), Graham (2012), and Mia (2015). She currently works from home as the Business Director for City Mom Collective. She is originally from Louisville, Kentucky but was raised mostly in Irmo, South Carolina. After earning a BS Degree in Sociology at The University of Kansas she moved to Phoenix, Arizona and during her 15 years there she met her husband and started their family. In 2014, they moved back to her husband’s hometown of St. Louis and have loved exploring all the city has to offer for families. A perfect Midwest day for Jessica is checking out the live music and Walk Away Waffles at the Kirkwood Farmer’s Market, heading to Forest Park to check out the St. Louis Zoo or Art Museum, grabbing dinner and ice cream in the Central West End, and heading back home to watch her kids play in the backyard and chase fireflies.
an elementary classroom, with charts on the wall, magnetic alphabet letters on an easel, and a tree on the wall made from craft paper

How to Prepare (Yourself) for Elementary School :: Real-Mom Tips and Tricks

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As a mom of an elementary school graduate, a 4th-grader, and a Kindergartner starting the elementary journey this fall, I’ve learned what I need to do to get these kids prepped and ready for...

Why I Say “No” to “Yes Day” (and it’s not for the reason you...

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Do you love Jennifer Garner as much as I do?? I mean, I think she's just the cutest, sweetest thing since apple pie, and I've been her biggest fan since her Alias days, through...

A Day in the Life of a Work-At-Home (Sometimes) Mom

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6:00 (some mornings) – hit snooze a couple times, grab a sweater and slippers, and head to the bathroom for my morning routine of Listerine, glass of water with birth control (mommy’s must-have morning...

The Life (and Near-Death) of a Lovey

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Do you remember the character Bing Bong from the Pixar Film "Inside Out"? Bing Bong was the imaginary friend of the main character, Riley. Throughout the movie, we are exposed to Riley's inner thoughts...

September Start-Over :: New Habits for a Healthy Home

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For most moms of school-aged kids, September is like January with a sense of renewal, resolutions and resetting the rhythm.  After a lazy summer break from routine and set schedules, moms are almost begging...

Three-Day Potty Training Boot Camp :: The Pull-Ups Version

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When I found out I was pregnant with our very unexpected third child, my mind took a moment to celebrate and daydream about this crazy next step in our journey. But, as any multiple-kid...

Choosing a (Mostly) Camp-Free Summer & A Change of Heart

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“I don’t want to do any camps this summer.” Wait, what?? “Of course, you’re doing camps, silly girl. You can pick from sports, dance, Girl Scouts, chess….you loved chess camp last year!” "No. I’m absolutely...

Falling in Love with The Lou

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I was sitting on a bench with my kids in the middle of the Children’s Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden the moment I fell in love with St. Louis. My husband and I were...