Jessica is an Iowa native turned Minnesota girl. She relocated to Mankato for a job 10 years ago and has never turned back. Together, Jessica and her husband George host a morning radio show. They have a wonderful blended family that consists of a very talkative 5 year old boy and a sweet 6 month old girl. On weekends you can find Jessica in the kitchen trying new recipes (with the help of her husband, who is normally the chef of the family). She also loves doing Barre, reading, live music, and running. She is currently training for her 6th Half Marathon coming up this fall.

The Wings of Whimsy and More of Mankato’s Must-See Murals

A few years ago some friends of mine visited Nashville and while they were there they posted several photos in front of the cutest wing mural.  This was before Mankato's 'mural scene' had exploded...

Bring on the Boots & Sweaters – My New Approach to the Changing Seasons

This year has been all about pivoting.  Finding new ways to do things that in years past, wouldn't have been given a second thought.  Zoom birthday parties, virtual fundraisers, drive-in concerts and the list...

Erin’s Kitchen :: {Dinner Recipies from Mankato Clinic Registered Dietitian Erin Gonzalez}

A few months ago, prior to social distancing regulations, (what feels like a lifetime ago, really), we joined Mankato Clinic Registered and Licensed Dietician, Erin Gonzalez, from the Mankato Clinic Diabetes Nutrition and Education...

Stay on track with well-child visits

By Sheila Ruschmeyer, MD, Mankato Clinic pediatrician  Life is confusing right now. And you may wonder if you should bring your child to the clinic for well-child visits. The answer is yes. Our clinic is...

Resources and Ideas for Staying at Home with Kids

With things changing by the minute for all of us, we want you to know our team at Mankato Moms Blog is here for you.  We are all in this together.  For some families,...

Bloom 2020 :: An Event for New & Expecting

For the safety and health of our attendees, vendors and staff we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Bloom event.  Thank you for understanding.

Pregnancy and Babies Come with Questions

“I’ve been blessed with a really good baby. She smiles a lot,” Shereen Masad said of her little girl named Ahlam which means dreams in Arabic.  Shereen and her husband, Said Ibrahim, are loving their...

No School? No Problem.

The holidays have passed, there is a still almost a week of winter break left.  Have you heard 'I'm bored' yet?  The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has you covered.  The Escape in the...

Let’s Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

By Dr. Amy Deehr, pediatrician, Mankato Clinic Children’s Health Center  Healthy holidays are the best gift ever! Let’s talk about how to prevent illness when influenza B and RSV are circulating in our community.   When it...

Lowering Your Holiday Expectations

I'm nearly 7 years into this motherhood gig.  You'd think I would have figured this out by now.  But, old habits die hard, right?  I'd love to blame it on Instagram or Pinterest but...