Jessica Williams

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I am Jessica Williams, full time wife, mother, photographer and avid blogger. My husband Jason and I have two little boys, Cruz (4) and Rider (2) who have absolutely changed our lives in all the best ways possible. We live locally in Scottsdale, AZ and love the community here. I am passionate about inspiring people to be all that they were created to be. I love being a working mom and empowering women to work hard to make their dreams come true, even after having babies! You can check out my work as a photographer at Session Nine Photography's website. You can also find me blogging almost daily about my life as a mom, photographer, and other inspiring tid bits on my personal blog, Stellar Day.

Tiny Acorns | Giveaway

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I don't know about you, but I LOVE notecards, business cards, stationary, tags and things of that nature. So this wonderful Etsy shop is right up my alley! Tiny Acorns is an adorable little...

Depression During Pregnancy

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Something strange has happened to me each and every time that I've been pregnant. The first time, I thought I was just going crazy. The second time, I thought I knew what it was....

Dream Dinners | Making Meal Time Easier

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Do you know what I hate? Like, truly dislike with everything that is within me? DINNER TIME. I know that might seem stupid, or really miniature on the grand scheme of things. But it's true. I really hate...

Baby’s First Ultrasound

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Ultrasounds are always exciting. It's a chance to see your baby, to find out the gender, and of course, to make sure that everything is looking good in there. So while they are certainly...

Discovery Toys Marbleworks AND A GIVEAWAY

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Have you guys ever heard of Discovery Toys? Some people think that they aren't around anymore, but that's just so far from the truth! If you're anything like me, you're always looking for good quality...

Pinterest Tried & True | Fashion

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Scottsdale Moms Blog presents a new series: “Pinterest Tried & True!” Join us this week as our contributors share which great ideas from Pinterest really worked for them. We’ll be talking about food, fashion,...

I’m Pregnant! But Now My Clothes Don’t Fit.

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So, the cat was out of the bag a couple of months ago, but I haven't officially announced it here. The Big News?  Yes, my husband, family and I are EXPECTING our THIRD baby...

6 Ways To Keep Your Marriage A Priority – Part 2

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Editor's Note: This is Part 2 in a series Jess started last week. You can read Part 1 here. Enjoy! Today I'm sharing the last 3 tips on ways you can keep your marriage a...

6 Ways to Keep Your Marriage a Priority – Part 1

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I know we are all in the same boat as moms these days. Life is hectic, crazy and downright exhausting. As a mom there are so many people we have to make sure get...

Arizona Staycation Guide | 4 {more!} Local Resorts for Your Family

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Did you catch Jenn's staycation post yesterday? Be sure to check out her picks for local summer getaways, and read on for mine! Have you ever had summers where it's just not realistic with your...

10 Tips To Know Before Heading To Disneyland

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Jason and I LOVE going to Disneyland with our kids. It's a special place to us! Not only did we get engaged there over ten years ago, but it's always been something that we've...

Top 3 Tips for Styling Your Family Photo Shoot

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Getting your family ready for any type of outing, event, or family get together can be hectic enough. Planning for a family photo shoot can be downright STRESSFUL. As a photographer, I love partnering...

Finding The Balance As A Working Mom

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Everyone knows that being a working mom doesn't mean that you don't put your kids first. It doesn't mean that you love them less or that you don't WANT to be home with them...

30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30

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I am proud to admit that I will be beginning my thirty FIRST year this July. I was never afraid to turn thirty, in fact, I EMBRACED it completely. My twenties were amazing, horrible,...

GIVEAWAY | Stellar Day Boutique

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First of all, HAPPY WEDNESDAY! If you're having a tough day, week or month already, then I've got just the thing that might lift your spirits! TODAY, I am doing a GIVEAWAY here on...

How To Make DIY Natural Facial Masks

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Taking time to take care of yourself now that you're a mom can be SO challenging. Isn't it so easy for this to be the first thing that flies out the window when you...

How to Stop Comparison from Stealing Your Joy

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Do you ever find yourself looking around and wondering how everyone is so happy, so put together, and making this mom thing look so easy? Do you find yourself wondering what their tricks are,...

EMMA Magazine

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If you're anything like me, you're always looking for new inspiration. I know I'm constantly looking for different and new ideas, fresh ways to encourage others, relatable inspiration, or just things to brighten my...

Homemade Donuts Recipe & A Family Night In

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  I don’t usually tell my boys that we are going to do something fun until RIGHT BEFORE we do it. They can’t really comprehend time too well, and it’s easier if I wait until...

Grieving Through A Miscarriage

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November is always an exciting month for me. Not only is it Thanksgiving, but my husband AND my oldest son both have birthdays this month. It's the month that the Christmas stuff REALLY starts...

A New Way To Celebrate Your Wedding Anniversary

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My husband Jason and I just passed our NINE YEAR anniversary. For some of you, that might not be so long. For others, it's quite a lengthy time. I'm certainly proud of the accomplishment...

7 Rad Date Night Spots You’re Missing Out On

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If you're anything like me and my husband, you mean well when it comes to date nights. You KNOW they're super important, but making it happen can be a challenge. For us, snagging a...

How To Miss A Childhood

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First let me start by saying how EXCITED I am to be here!! My name is Jessica Williams and I am a mother of two and a full time business owner for Session Nine...

Being a Working Mom (Part 7)|Actually Getting Your Work Done

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This is Part 7 (and final post) of our series on Being a Working Mom.  If you missed Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 or Part 6 check them out. ***** Oh, the unpredictable joys of...

Being a Working Mom (Part 6)| Finding Time For YOU

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This is Part 6 of our series on Being a Working Mom.  If you missed Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 or Part 5 check them out. ***** One of the hardest things for me now that...

Being a Working Mom (Part 5)| Spending Time With Your Kids

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  This is Part 5 of our series on Being a Working Mom.  If you missed Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 or Part 4 check them out. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… *Sigh* This one is the hardest for me. Not because I don’t...

Being a Working Mom (Part 4) | Making Your Marriage A Priority

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This is Part 4 of our series on Being a Working Mom.  If you missed Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3 check them out. ***** I've never met anyone who's marriage didn't change after having a baby. It's...

Being a Working Mom (Part 3) | Organizing Your Home Life

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This is Part 3 of our series on Being a Working Mom.  If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, check them out. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I know that balancing your home life as a mom is a TON of...

Being a Working Mom (Part 2) | You Are Not A Failure

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This is Part 2 of our series on Being a Working Mom.  If you missed Part 1, check it out here. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… How common is it to feel truly defeated each and every single day as...

Being a Working Mom (Part 1)

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I am beyond thrilled to be able to introduce myself to you! My name is Jessica Williams and I am a wife, mother, and business owner with our own photography business as Session Nine...