Jessica Steward

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Jessica was born and raised just outside of Atlanta, GA (Go Braves!) She has a BA in Psychology and a teaching certification, which she used to teach K-2 self-contained autism classes before her children were born. She moved to Memphis 6 years ago following a job for her husband. Their whole family fell in love with this city and now her mom and brother-in-law’s family have moved here too! She has a 9 year old daughter, a 6 year old son, another 6 year old son (not twins – adoption rocks!), a five year old daughter, and a live-in mom. It’s a busy house but always an adventure! Jessica home schools 3 of her children and one is in public school. Two of her children also have chronic illnesses so she spends a lot of time on the phone and in doctors offices, and just trying to keep up with life in general – not to mention the laundry! Jessica and her husband, Jody, are planting a church in downtown Memphis called Riverdeep Church. They just celebrated their church’s 1 year anniversary and spend most of their free time renovating their 100+ year old building. When there is any other down time, Jessica has developed the ability to sleep on command and does so whenever possible. She also enjoys cooking for her daughter who has very specific dietary needs, coffee with friends, dating her husband, and watching people’s faces when she blasts the rap music in the minivan.
friends at the beach

The Ones Who Knew Me Before

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I spent last weekend at the beach.  I know that it not a novel thing to do.  Probably lots of you have spent or will spend weeks at the beach this year.  However, this...
turkey games

Turkey Games

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We are transplants to Memphis, and since we moved here we have chosen to stay in town for Thanksgiving and try to make it back to see family around Christmas.  We have developed a...
Shipt shopping

What is this Shipt?

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Hello, my name is Jessica and I am a Shipt shopper…and I love it! I know so many moms, whether they stay home or work outside the home, are looking for a way they...
Memphis Moms Blog Easter cross

Easter 101

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The most important holiday for Christians will be here soon! Easter is just around the corner! If you thought that Christmas was the most important religious holiday we had, think again! As much as...
Memphis Moms Blog messy child

Come On In and Relax, Everything Comes Pre-Broken

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I come from a family that has deep roots in the South.  We love hard, are tough as nails, and feed people well.  “Southern Hospitality” is not just a phrase - it runs deep....
Memphis Moms Blog tough kid got hurt

Rub Some Dirt On It

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My kids get hurt a lot, mostly because of their own ridiculous shenanigans or those of their siblings.  It doesn’t really bother me.  I’m fine with kids having a lot of bruises and scrapes,...

Exhausted Night Owl By Choice

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I am a night owl.  I love staying up late.  I almost never hit the pillow before midnight and a lot of times it is 1 or 2 am.  I’m not saying it's healthy,...

My Car is a Trash Hole

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Its true.  My car is a rolling garbage can.  I don’t even know how it happens y’all.  I have four kids so that is most definitely a contributing factor, but I know other people...

There Was an Arrest at Our House Tonight

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Well, technically it was on the road in front of our house but it was the same excitement without the drama.  My kids were glued shamelessly to our front windows for the better part...

Without a Baby to Hold – My story of Loss, Infertility, and Becoming a...

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**Warning: sensitive content for those struggling with infertility and loss** I was teaching when I first realized it. I had missed my period. It was an out of body experience. I was on birth control...