About Me

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My name is Jessica McFadden. I used to be Jessica Slovak, until I surprised myself and embraced tradition. Now I’m a minivan driving, bass-booming Washington, D.C. area housewife and mom to two energetic children: five year old son Charlie and three year old daughter Eve. My husband Chris is hot and kind and an IT genius and an incredible dad. No, you can’t have him. In addition to momming it up and writing this website, I work as a freelance writer and social media consultant. I’d love to write a feature for your publication or help you promote your business or cause in this weird online world. I also make special guest star appearances throughout the blogosphere.

I’m a California native that moved to DC to work on Capitol Hill for a U.S. Senator, and then at a PR firm. I worked until late each night and then shook the pins out of my bleached hair and hit the town. Then I fell in love and got married and moved to Silver Spring and had babies and my priorities changed. Now reporting on activities for kids means every day is take my kids to work day. It rocks.

I love libraries, live music, early American lit, period dramas, loud dinner parties, Alfred Hitchcock, Smithsonian Institutions, wooded trails, beach and Italian vacations, antique shops, flea markets, Real Simple, board games and boxed wine.

I’m extroverted to a fault, so if I run into to you at the store and start jabbering away to you or your kids, just tell me to shut up. I won’t be offended. Email me with your suggestions for the site any old time. Don’t worry, I have no idea how to spam you.

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