Hey Girl I am so glad you are here.
I am Jillian & this is my sweet Presley Claire!
Most days you can find me at home chasing my tornado of toddler around the house or exploring this amazing city we live in. (Oh yeah, I heart Nashville)!
Mama is the title I definitely wear most proudly and just so we are clear, I have a pretty kick ass daughter. Presley is 2 now (how in the heck did that even happen so quickly) and she is pretty much equal parts Sweet + Sass!
The other days, you will find me snuggled up in my giant comfy King size bed….all by myself. Whaaat? Who sleeps the day away you ask?
A night shift Nurse that is who. I have been a Pediatric Nurse for 6 years and am one of those odd balls who loves Night Shift. I am super passionate about my career. There is something so rewarding about being help to people, especially in their time of need. But trust me Nurse Life it ain’t all sugar coated gum drops that is for sure, being a nurse is some real deal hard work! When I say I am #RNProud, I mean it.
I am mostly known for being a true people person and the life of the party! I just think life is short and we should all be having more fun.
Perhaps, Cyndi Lauper said it best, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
I mean why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary!?
I try to not take things too seriously. Of course I am human and sometimes that is easier said than done. I am undeniably an extrovert. Put simply, I love people and people love me!
At my core, I like to think I am an amazing cheerleader! No I was never actually a cheerleader, but I will be your biggest fan… cheer you on, motivate you and keep you inspired in tough situations or when trying something new (I may even be the first to encourage you to try that something new).
I started this blog mostly because I genuinely love sharing that cheerleader mentality and attitude with each and everyone of you. My hope is that you will find nuggets of inspiration and motivation along the way, served with a little side of fun sauce. I mean isn’t absolutely everything better when you can dip it in a little special sauce?
Speaking of special sauces… I freaking love em. If I can dip it you can bet it makes me smile. And I basically think #QuesoisLife. (if you know of the world’s greatest queso email me like right now and share it… no seriously stop reading this and please email me… I am on the never ending quest for the world’s best queso!)
I also thought blogging would be an incredibly exciting way to express my creativity. I love writing, design and photography…and as passionate as I am about my profession, it ain’t exactly what we call creative. Mama needed a creative outlet, ya feel me?
I am most passionate about the relationships I have created in life and value family, friends and simply sprinkling a little love and happiness wherever I can. Speaking of happiness, I am currently pursuing a Happiness Coach certification, how fun is that?
I can say without a doubt, that the greatest gift in life, is my daughter’s laugh. And my greatest happiness comes from friends or family gathered around, usually over great food and/or amazing cocktails, laughing, telling stories and making memories.
It really is the simple things in life that mean the most.
My goal is to inspire Mamas to make themselves a priority in life, to have a little more fun, and simply not sweat the small stuff… or at least not so much!
Because Adulting is Hard.
And being a Mama, well that is nothing short of a freaking super power!
You deserve to love every aspect of your life, unapologetically… and rock your every day with absolute confidence!
And so, Mama Needs Vodka was born as a result of all of this. The name? Well… I mean come on, as beautiful as Motherhood is, it is sometimes daunting as well. And Mama just needs a cocktail (or wine) from time to time!
Dying to Hear Even More?
Here are five things you may not know about me…
1. I practically live in Leggins’ (& Scrubs of course). I mean seriously, do they even make Jeans still?
2. I am die hard College Football Fan! OH…
3. I think Shopping is an acceptable hobby (Come on you feel me on this, it is though, right?!)
4. In 2010, I spent more nights in a hotel than I did my own home (Marriott Platinum has its perks!)
5. I was a vegetarian for almost 20 years! I started eating chicken and turkey when I got pregnant – and haven’t looked back (Hello… have you had fried chicken?)
Thanks for stopping by Mama, I can’t wait to get to know you a little better. Grab a snack, a drink – or better yet both and hang around a little while.
Smooches (& Duck Face) coming at ya… But that lip gloss though!
I would love to hear from you, just drop me an email any time firstname.lastname@example.org, I absolutely love connecting with my readers! And let’s get social…connect with me on your favorite social media platform, just use those buttons at the bottom of the page.