Jessica Rockowitz

Jessica Rockowitz
Jessica is a Boston girl turned Austinite as of 2016. She is a wife to Kyle and mama to Hayley, Colin, and Graham. Though she misses many things about the East Coast, she absolutely cannot complain about the active, taco-infused lifestyle of Texas. She is a former OB/GYN Nurse Educator turned digital media agency owner and lifestyle photographer. When she's not busy behind the lens, you can catch her caffeinating, desperately trying to find a cheer carpool, and obsessing over microfashion. Follow her over at
DIY Halloween Costumes

5 Tips for A DIY Halloween Costume

When it comes to Halloween, I have found that there are two types of moms: those who run to the store and grab a pre-made Halloween costume, and those who are ambitious (or crazy)...
mom without a village

When You’re the Mom Without A Village

My mom has been raising kids for a long time. Having my sister at 17 and me at 32 -- with my brother in between at 21 -- she certainly has had her fair...
buying more for my kids

Confession: I Only Buy Things for My Kids

Back in high school and college, the most important things on my mind were where I was going Friday night and what I was going to wear to said event. I treated myself to...
school supply drives

Back to School 2017: Here’s How You Can Help Austin Kids in Need

Summer might still be in full swing, but that doesn't mean that preparations for the 2017 school year aren't well underway. When we think of back-to-school time, we often picture new backpacks with matching...
Gift Ideas for New Moms

The Best Gift Ideas for New Moms

So your friend just had a baby, but you're not quite sure what to get her. Perhaps she received everything on her wish list and then some at her baby shower, or you're simply...
working mom in summer

Summer Bucket List…as a Working Mom

I have three kids, ages 12, three, and one. As you can imagine, summer activities that entertain all three of them simultaneously are few and far between -- if they even exist at all. As a...
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To My Husband on Father’s Day — I Love Who We’ve Become

We've been together a long time, you and I. We've literally grown up together, making the transition from broke college students who scrounged together our last dollars from our work study jobs for the occasional dinner...
worst gifts to give

The Worst Gifts You Can Give My Kid

Let me start by saying that I love gifts -- so much, in fact, that I discovered they're my love language when I took that popular quiz that was once floating around. I'm also extremely...
second kid

I Thought I Had This ‘Mom Thing’ Down…Until I Had A Second Kid

I'm going to be vulnerable for a moment -- I used to think that I had this parenting thing down. Once they reached about four, I didn't understand why people found it difficult. Sure, there were hard...
pros and cons of permanent birth control

Pros and Cons of Permanent Birth Control: What Are Your Options?

As a former OB/GYN nurse and Health Educator, one of my jobs was to counsel women on their options for birth control. When women are confident that they've completed their families, many inquire about...