About Jessica Bensten

Jessica Bensten is a native of Hampton Roads and lives in Hampton with her three “miracles” Jackson (9), Abby (5) and Henry (1). As a mother to a childhood cancer survivor and a micro-preemie, she began the blog Mothering Miracles in 2014 to support other families dealing with health issues. Jessica also works as Creative Director for Rubin Communications Group and enjoys mixing her talents for graphic design and creative writing with community relations. She is a past member of both the CHKD Family Advisory Council and the CHKD NICU Family Advisory Council.
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    Bensten_Reset_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Hitting the Reset Button After a Bad Day

    Some nights when I lay my head on my pillow, I feel amazing. Then there are nights like tonight. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Baby Clothes_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Monday, March 27, 2017

    The Saddest Chore! Packing Away Baby Clothes

    I think I could give away my whole house before I could give away baby clothes. Mommas, what is it about baby clothes? Packing away all those memories is by far the hardest chore. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Why Therapy_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    Why Therapy? Because it Helps.

    There’s nothing wrong with a little help. Get it; use it. Believe me…it helps. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Caregiver and Mom_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Monday, February 27, 2017

    What It's Like to be a Caregiver and a Mom

    I am a parent and a caregiver. It’s probably one of the toughest dual roles I play. Let me explain the difference. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Traumatic Stress and How to Cope_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Tuesday, February 07, 2017

    Traumatic Stress and How to Cope After a Health Scare

    Coping after a health scare is different for everyone. This is what it looks like for me. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Sleep Myths_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Wednesday, January 04, 2017

    Say Good Night To These Five Bedtime Myths

    Of all the things I know about getting a child to sleep, consistency is number one. Because the beginning of the year is the best time to refocus on priorities – like sleep – let’s dispel some myths going into 2017. Read full post>>