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_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>>

    Bensten_Santas Sake_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    For Santa's Sake

    There’s a lot of excitement going on at our house. I have one particularly exuberant 8-year-old boy, Jackson, who keeps our advent calendar – and his mother – updated daily. Read full post>>

    Bensten_Breastfeeding_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Breastfeeding My Last Baby

    Each nursing session we attempted took patience for both Abby and me. One day, when we had graduated to breastfeeding without help, those tiny little gray eyes peered up and saw me as Momma. My heart could barely take it. We were doing it! Read full post>>

    Bensten_RSV_Small Posted By: Jessica Bensten
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    RSV Lockdown

    Allow me to introduce you to RSV season, the time of year preemie parents fear the most. For preemies, catching RSV can turn into a hospital stay for bronchiolitis, pneumonia or worse. Thus, when November begins, so does what preemie parents call “RSV Lockdown.” Read full post>>