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_Summer Child Care_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    The Challenges of Summer Child Care

    Unless you’re a teacher or lucked into some type of profession that has the summers off, you’re now in the throes of getting summer child care lined up. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Care Connection_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Getting Connected with Care Connection

    Overwhelmed and in tears one afternoon, I called my sister, a CHKD social worker. She listened, as she always does, and then she social-worked me. She recommended I call CHKD’s Care Connection. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Homework_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    Tales of a Third-Grader's Homework

    It’s interesting how I can remember the theme song to “Thomas and Friends” but not the name given to the two times a year light and dark are equal during a 24 hour period. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Field Trips_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Thursday, May 04, 2017

    Field Trips: Just as Awesome as I Remember

    If you ever get the chance, take the day off, and go on a field trip with your child. It was like a little bit of pixie dust got sprinkled on me during that beautiful day. Read full post>>

    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>>