Who is this crazy woman?

My name is Jessica. I’m a former single mom, a feminist, a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and a green living enthusiast.

I am also an experienced birth doula and the Vice President of the non profit Single Mothers To Be. Feel free to send me your questions on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and babies.

In my free time I like to read, write, craft, hike, garden, cook and pretty much do anything having to do with art, music and the great outdoors. I am a full time student, I go to church almost every Sunday and I experiment in urban homesteading every chance I get. Before I got pregnant, I was a full time student studying Environmental Science. My dream was to one day go to CSU or Naropa, then get out of the Army and join the Peace Corps, but having a baby changed that dream. Currently, I attend the Metropolitan State College of Denver where I am majoring in Integrative Therapeutic Practices and minoring in Women’s Studies.

I have a beautiful little four year old boy, an amazing husband, one baby on the way, two cats and a hive of honey bees. We live in a suburb of Denver, CO.


16 Responses to Who is this crazy woman?

  1. shannon says:

    as a naropa alum, i think you’d really thrive there! i’m pleased to find your blog…good luck on your journey. peace&blessings from the east coast, *shannon

  2. Nan says:

    Hey Jessica! If you are crazy I guess I am too. Although I am much older than you (I’m in my 40s) I can totally relate to you.l did a lot of green pioneering myself, only I didn’t know it was called that! I was LLL leader, homeschooled, grew our food with the help of kids, raised chickens along with boys, ate organically and used cloth diapers. Whew! I was not alone, but our group of “crazies” was small back in the booming 80s and 90s. Now that the world seems to be going to H#%@ we all need to be back on the green bandwagon that left the station in the 1960s!!!

    Thanks for your blog. You’re making the world a better place!

  3. Brit Horvat says:

    Hey! I found your blog and loved it so much that I featured it on my Denver Women’s Examiner entry:

    “Ten local lady bloggers you should know”

  4. Les Potter says:


    I am a veteran, a college professor, and I share many of your other interests.

    But my most important role is that of father and a grandfather. I am going to add a comment to your post about that, but I just wanted to introduce myself and say you are not alone. I will keep you and your son in my thoughts and prayers.

    I love your honest and instructive blog. Keep it going.

    Les Potter
    Vienna, Virginia

  5. Verda Vivo says:

    Maybe you’ve done this before but I just tagged you, http://is.gd/8lYG, and hope you have the time and energy to share!

  6. Kenneth says:

    i lost your email, please help.

  7. Jessica says:


    I’ve spent awhile poking around your site and I feel I just have to meet you! I am also working toward doual certification and you just might be my back up for a wonderful lady in the Springs. We should get together sometime. Great Site!

  8. Wow. I just found you from a Pollan twitter. Why have we not met in this weird blog world before?

    I too have a serious Pollan crush.

  9. missiworld says:

    Hey Jessica. I think I’m bound and determined to start paying attention to your blog. 🙂


  10. allie says:

    Am going to be in Denver this summer and would love to meet up! Can’t find your e-mail address anywhere – mine is allie at thegreenists.com

  11. Tina says:

    Hi Jessica,

    My hat goes off to you! I was so inspired by your blog, not just the great links, but the single mother part. I too was a single mom for almost seven years, I promise its gets easier 🙂 You seem to have a wonderful handle on things and I don’t know how you do it! I am now a married mom of three and with two crazy dogs running around to boot it’s a blessing when I get the time to make home made ice cream, home made cheese, etc. I’m sure you understand what I mean. I was born in the city, blah, and while I did what I “thought” my parents and friends wanted me to do, it never seemed right to me. I want to wake up to beauty not the smog on my commute to work. I want to know I can teach my children to grow their own vegetables and milk their own cows. My husband lived in Colorado, before our time together, and loved it so much I am THRILLED to say we are planning to make our way out that direction ASAP, hopefully by beginning of next year! I looked everywhere for an email address on your site to communicate privately and didn’t see one, SO now everyone gets to ready my little shpeel!

    Hope to talk to you soon and pick your brain 🙂

  12. jessimonster says:

    I tried sending you an email, but it didn’t work! Feel free to email me at jessijessibobessy@yahoo.com

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  14. chelsea says:


    I am the content director at datingsite.org, where I post all kinds of information regarding online dating advice and reviews. For the past few months I’ve been collecting various resources on dating with children, and I’ve just posted my list of the Top 100 Dating with Children Blog that I encourage my readers to visit. Your site has been included, since I always find your articles to be very informative and useful. You can check out the full list at http://www.datingsite.org/blog/2011/dating-with-children-blogs-top-100/ and please don’t forget to tell your readers about it 😉

    We also feel that articles should be informational rather than instructive. Please let me know if you are interested in a completely original guest post from one of our eager writers and/or a blogroll exchange.




  15. Kate Del Duca says:

    Please allow me to introduce myself.  I am a casting associate with a Los Angeles-based television production company that develops television series for a variety of cable networks.

    Our company is in the beginning stages of development for a new reality series that will center on the day-to-day life of a unique, modern day blended family. We are now casting a large, blended family that resides anywhere in the United States. Are you an outgoing, dynamic family comprised of interesting characters and spouses that have children from previous marriages? We are looking for this generation’s wilder, more entertaining Brady Bunch. Although on-camera experience is not required, all family members must have big personalities, be comfortable speaking on camera, and able to legally work in the U.S.

    We are respectfully asking that you share and forward this information to any individuals, families, businesses, clubs, groups or organizations that may be interested in being considered for the project and encouraging unique, individual families to submit themselves for consideration.  To be considered, please email us photographs of your family (both family photos and individual photos of each family member), describe the roles or jobs of each family member, tell us your story and why your family would make for compelling television, what city and state you live in, and include contact information (name, number, email) via: RVScasting@yahoo.com.  

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Best wishes,

    Kate Del Duca
    Casting Associate
    Red Varden Studios

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