Jesse Hartwich

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Jesse, originally from outside of Philadelphia, moved to Pittsburgh three years ago and now lives in the South Hills. She is married to her adorably nerdy husband whom she met in junior high and together they have a one-year-old daughter, Riley, and a baby son, Jordan. A writer by schooling and profession, Jesse graduated from Susquehanna University and has worked as a copywriter/editor for several major retailers. She now stays home with her children but continues to write for herself, both fiction and her own blog (www.RunningOnAverage.com).

Life With Two: What I’ve Learned This Year

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Today is my son’s first birthday! He’s my second and I feel like his first year went so much faster than my daughter’s, who is only 18 months older. I’ve learned a lot throughout...

Risk Factor

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Last week, I took my first loading dose of Humira in the hopes of finally putting my ulcerative colitis into remission. I mention this because it’s not the first time I’ve taken Humira. In 2015,...

Toddler Activities for the Pinterest-Impaired

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The good days are coming. You know the ones I’m talking about. The sunny, warm days. Days where you can take the kiddos to the playground, splash around in the backyard baby pool, and...

A Resolution of Adventure

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Call me cliché, but I’m a shameless resolutioner. I’ve made workout goals, reading goals, nutrition goals, and more. This year I roped my family into one of my three big 2018 resolutions: every month...

Running with Wheels: Tips for Using a Double Jogging Stroller

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I’m currently training for marathon #4 and before the start of training, my husband and I bought a double jogger so that I could run with my kiddos. It didn’t take long for me...

Licking Table Legs

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A few weeks ago, my family and I were out shopping for my daughter’s first bed (insert bittersweet mom sobs here). It wasn’t going as quickly as planned, but we decided to power through...

Age and Wisdom from a Rookie Mom

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Today my oldest turns two. First of all, I don’t know how on earth I have a two-year-old. I’m pretty sure I just graduated college two years ago… oh wait, that was eight and...

Flippin’ Fun with My Mom

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This is a flip on your traditional mom post. Instead of the traditions I share as a mom, it’s about a tradition I share with mine. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and over the years...

The Anti-Nappers

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It’s the weekend (hallelujah!) and my daughter just took a two-hour nap. I am both extremely grateful and mildly annoyed. At 22-months old, I don’t know if this counts as a long nap or not...

I Don’t Like My Stretch Marks and You Can’t Make Me

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I have nothing against women promoting body positivity and loving the body the good Lord gave them. In fact, I am all for it. As women, we should be proud of our bodies, our...