Jess Graefe

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I'm a wife, foster mama, dog lover, amateur chef, instagram fanatic, starbucks addict, nurse turned photographer. I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma Christian University in 2008. I married my ruggedly-handsome high school sweetheart in 2014, started my own photography business in 2015, and opened our home for foster kiddos in 2016. I enjoy baking, loving on my fur babies, Thunder games, traveling, and date nights with my husband! I am so excited to share the ups and downs, highs and lows, heartbreaks and victories of foster parenting with you all. While we don’t yet have any permanent kiddos of our own, we are so blessed to be able to provide a home for children that need one and to talk about that process here.

10 Signs You Were Raised By A Filipino Mom

Filipino mothers are notorious for their weird traditions, superstitions, and parenting ideas. I spent a lot of my childhood believing that a lot of these traditions and superstitions were 100% completely normal and that...

A Journey Through Infertility

  Three years. One HSG. Twenty five (maybe more) ultrasounds. A ridiculous amount of blood draws. Too many doctors appointments. Nine rounds of clomid. Three rounds of a trigger shot. Two failed IUIs. Three miscarriages....

Yes, We “Santa”, And I’m Not Sorry

Sometimes it feels like I am a dying breed of parent.  I don't "gentle parent". I feed my kids processed, non-organic, allergen and dairy-laden food and sometimes we even have ice cream for dinner.  While I...

For My Family, Virtual School is Virtually Amazing

Unpopular opinion here...I really enjoy virtual school/homeschooling my kids.  I enjoy being able to spend more time with them.  I enjoy being able to see what they're capable of.  I enjoy being the one to praise them...

7 Preschool Curriculums You Can Do at Home

As we all make the decisions we feel are best for our kids in this time of uncertainty and try to navigate these uncharted waters, here's a list of 7 homeschool curriculums for preschoolers...

Mom of the Month: Brittany Cox {August 2019}

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Mom of the Month: Chelsea Smith {July 2019}

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Mom of the Month: Chassidy Shatterfield {June 2019}

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Mom of the Month: DeLyn Richardson {May 2019}

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My “Paper Pregnancy”

I was pregnant for 517 days. Paper pregnant that is.  I didn't have the anticipation that most new moms have while they wait for those two telling lines to show up. Instead, my anticipation came from...

Mom of the Month: Angie McKenna {April 2019}

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The Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play: What Went Wrong (and Safe Sleep Alternatives)

If you haven't heard the news in the last couple of days, Fisher Price has officially recalled 4.7 million Rock 'N Plays. You're probably asking "why?" since most moms highly recommended and swear by this...