This week we chatted with mom and blogger/TV personality, Jessica Hall from Sleepless Mom
TINY TAGS: What are some holiday traditions you love?
JESSICA: I don’t have many holiday traditions just yet, but my husband and I really want to start our own for Sophie and Jake. Family is so important to us and I want my kids to be surrounded by as much love as possible. I would love for them to use the traditions we create and use them with their own children in the future. Christmas is also my husband’s birthday, so we will of course incorporate that as well!
TINY TAGS: What has been the biggest surprise of becoming a mother?
JESSICA: The biggest surprise about becoming a mother is realizing that I actually had so much love to give. My children are my everything and I never knew I could love like this!
TINY TAGS: How do you balance working and family life?
JESSICA: Balancing work and family seems impossible everyday, but somehow I get it done. I like the challenge and even though my kids come first, the sense of accomplishment that I’m able to still help and support my family means so much to me. Women can have a career and children — we just may never sleep, lol.
TINY TAGS: What is your favorite quote?
JESSICA: “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” — Jill Churchill
TINY TAGS: Who inspires you?
JESSICA: Women who can manage a social life, a career, and be a mother inspire me.
TINY TAGS: What do you love most about where you live?
JESSICA: I absolutely love the women that I have met through my daughter’s preschool. They all are so down to earth and have such a real outlook on motherhood. I’m very blessed to have such a good support system where I live!
TINY TAGS: What makes you laugh?
JESSICA: My husband can always make me laugh. I love it when we both laugh, but have to hide it when our daughter does something so funny yet it may not be right.
TINY TAGS: What are 5 fashion items you can’t live without? What’s your “go-to” mommy outfit?
JESSICA: My 5 fashion items I can’t live without are rompers and jumpsuits, yoga pants, a good handbag, ankle booties, and a staple faux leather jacket!
TINY TAGS: Favorite beauty product?
JESSICA: My favorite beauty products are from fenix cosmetics. I’m in love with their tinted moisturizer.
TINY TAGS: Any advice for future moms?
JESSICA: My advice would be, take it one day at a time. Enjoy every stage and know that you will miss even the late night diaper changes and the spit ups. It doesn’t last long, so please don’t strsss about it. You will miss it. I promise you.
TINY TAGS: Describe your perfect day.
JESSICA: My perfect day is a day with my husband and my two kids. We could be doing anything. I just love being with them. I may need a whole pot of coffee to keep up with my toddler while watching my newborn, but it’s all worth it. As long as they are happy, no meltdowns, and they go to bed at a decent time. Oh, and a nice glass of wine at the end of the day wouldn’t hurt!