Jess Becker

Jessica is a mom of four (3 energetic boys and 1 little girl) who moved back to Iowa after living eleven years in Phoenix, Arizona. Jessica is a former teacher and former co-owner of Scottsdale Moms who has spent time as a working mom, a work-from-home mom, and now a stay at home mom. Her favorite things are crocheting gifts for loved ones, spending mornings at local coffee shops with friends, getting outside for a family bike ride or run, and enjoying a good book.


Have your kids been coloring like crazy this summer? Get them in the holiday weekend spirit with this 4th of July printable! Click on the image or the link below to download your copy...

Local Summer Fun: Morgan Creek Park & Arboretum

If you are looking for some time spent with nature this summer, I suggest spending some time at Morgan Creek Park and Arboretum. It is a little ways off Highway 100 in Palo. All...

Fireworks Safety Tips & Where to See Them

Fireworks are one of my favorite parts of summer! If you are wanting to set off your own fireworks in Cedar Rapids area this holiday season, Boom Boom Billy's Fireworks in Marion (located at...

Local Summer Fun: Mount Trashmore

Climbing a hill that hold 6 million tons of the town's garbage may not sound super appealing at first, but trust me. It is definitely a fun, family experience. Mount Trashmore is located downtown...

Bloom 2022: Moms Night Out

Join us for our 6th Annual Bloom Moms Night Out event with our Presenting Sponsors: MWR Counseling, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, and Family Medicine Specialists!! This event is for all Cedar...

Bloom 2020: Meet the Experts

We are so excited for our 4th annual Bloom Moms Night Out event on September 3, presented by University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital! This will be a VIRTUAL event this year and...
20 Father's Day Gifts under 20 dollars

20 Father’s Day Gifts For Under $20

Father's Day means it's time to celebrate the dads! We all have different reasons to be appreciative of the fathers in our lives and this is a great time to express why we love them...

5 Ways to Celebrate Mothers Day in Quarantine

Mother’s Day is May 10th this year (that's this Sunday, hint hint!) and it will certainly be a unique one. Unfortunately, there won’t be brunches at restaurants and gatherings with grandmas. It's really sad. I...

Boost Your Breastfeeding: Five of My Favorite Milk-Boosting Products

I am currently nursing my fourth baby. A few weeks ago I counted up all of the months I have spent nursing over the last seven years and so far I'm at 24 months....

Avoid the Sugar Rush: How to Get Rid of the Halloween Candy

Halloween is officially over for the year, but is anyone else still haunted by the buckets of candy that now sit overflowing with chocolate and sugar on your kitchen table? There they sit, taunting...