Jessica: Momma Gone City
Jessica Shyba is the wife of a NYU Dental School student and full time stay at home mother to Jack, 5, Zoe, 3 and Beau, 6 weeks. Jessica shares her adventures around Manhattan with kids on her blog, Momma’s Gone City. She is the Director of Social Media at RedRover and can be found in various corners of the internet blogging about parenthood and all things city life.
Becoming a parent made things very clear almost immediately, like how I want to spend my time and money and with whom, besides my children, I want to share moments with. What I know for sure is that I want my life to have meaning and substance, and I want to be able to help people in any way that I can. Being a blogger has enabled me to do this in the most basic way possible: Getting the word out about great products, people and organizations that are wonderful and support my own personal mission to do as good as possible for as many as I can.2:59pm on Wednesday September 26
It pains me to think that my sweet little newborn baby will be three months old come Wednesday of this week. It really feels like we only just walked him home from the hospital as a brand new family of five.
Now that my oldest is five and our middle child is three, I had gotten so used to carrying around less kid-accoutrement. I ditched the “diaper bag” just about a year ago, right before Zoe decided she was ready to be totally diaper-free. That was extremely liberating, as you can imagine. So liberating in fact, that I vowed to never own a diaper bag again.9:00am on Tuesday March 6
Today marks the 9th week since our third baby was born, and while I’m struggling to believe it wasn’t just yesterday that we were in the hospital together, each day has brought a sense of newness all it’s own.
I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks about how I want to share the story of his birth. While it wouldn’t be remarkable to most people, it was one of the most profound moments of my life.5:40pm on Tuesday February 7