Motherhood, One Day at a Time

Hi, I’m Jessica! Sweet & Spicy Essentials is all about things I’m doing to make myself a happier, healthier more focused Mom. Let’s face it, Motherhood refocuses your priorities. Reaching out and grabbing time for yourself is not always easy, but it is so important! I’ve been a mom for 17 years and I’ve learned a trick or two along the way. Whether you’re searching for good tips, hacks, or just trying to get in some “me” time, I’m right here and I’m keepin it real. …about the author

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Blog Home. Have you visited the blog yet? I'm a butterfly mom, flitting from project to project and curious about a less toxic life and DIY and keeping my crafty side happy. From the blog at

1 Start a Blog Research Phase

Start a Blog Research Phase - Part 1 Hello! In honor of my one year blog birthday coming up in ...
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What Self Care Is Not

It's Friday! Can I get an Amen? What is it about Friday and Saturday that just feels different from the ...
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Trader Joe’s Beauty Roundup

Indulgent Trader Joe's Beauty finds that are also inexpensive. The best combination. Treats & Splurges from Trader Joe's... I am ...
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Genius Blogger’s Toolkit Flash Sale

Is Your Blogging Adventure Going the Way You Want It To? Have you been thinking about starting a blog of ...
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15 Essential Oil Remedies

Common Ailments - Oil Solutions We've all wandered the drug store and pharmacy aisles for products that promise to fix ...
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45 Focused Shelter at Home Activities

Things to Do When You're Stuck at Home Hello World. Shelter in Place. This is a new term for me, ...
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