Hi! I’m Jess! and I’m so glad you’ve stopped by my blog space.  I’d love even more if we could meet for coffee, or share a meal in my home, but I am happy to get to know each other via this little community called, The Female Collective.

This site is a collection of stories, thoughts, feelings, and a whole lot of external processing. My hope is to build a space full of vulnerability with the intention of encouraging, learning, and growing together.

The Female Collective is not a mom blog, although I will talk often about motherhood. It is not a feminist blog, although I will talk often about the whoas of being a woman and balancing work/baby/life.  It is not a design blog, although I will share creative ventures because they are a part of who I am.  The Female Collective is simply a place to share about the journey of being a woman and the challenges and joys we all face.  I believe so deeply in the connectedness of women and even though we all walk our lives out differently, there is a thread that connects us all … I hope to weave that thread into each of our hearts here and provide a place for us to connect.

Oh, and a little bit about me: I am married to Casper, my favorite person in the world. I am a mom to Leo, a curious and busy one year old. I am a Pastor in my hometown of Grand Haven, MI.  I love running (really!), being with people, hosting parties and dinners at our home, traveling (and people watching in airports),  decorating and fixing up our old cape cod house, and playing with our sweet yellow lab, Charlotte.