Hi I’m Jennifer! A journalist and blogger documenting my life while teaching my children to change the world and inspiring others to do the same. Together we will leave a beautiful legacy for our babies.


While working as a broadcast journalist, my career dreams were getting clouded by baby fever and I decided to share my debacle online. In 2008 this blog started a journal of my journey toward motherhood and a place for me to post my goals, thoughts, and findings as I progressed towards the inevitable. I blogged about deciding when I want to be a mom, then changing my mind, again and again and again. My first post explains how it all started.

I finally decided I was as ready as I was gonna be, and set a goal for September 2009. October 2009 I found out I was pregnant… Officially becoming a Baby Makin’ Machine. Not long after my daughter was born my journey toward #2 began. My son came along in April 2013.

Now, I’ve continued to document my pregnancies, career, relationships, and parenting experience. —Recording my journey through various creative projects such as my Pregnancy Letters, 365 love letters, Video Love Letters, and 30 things my kid’s should know about me series. Outlets like the Today Show have featured my record projects.

I’ve continued to document my journey through motherhood, my trial and errors of becoming a Domestic Diva, and my busy life doing the mom thing while juggling a competitive career. As well as build a community for other parents striving to make a record for their kids to know who they are.

I also share our experiences as a multiracial family, and tips for making strong roots with our children by helping them connect their family’s past to their future.–No matter what your family background.

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That’s Where You Come In

I’ve created fun prompts and tutorials so that others can join in on building a legacy to leave behind for their future family. I’ll continue to develop these concepts with the hope others find the inspiration to document their lives through photographs, words, and other mediums. This time goes fast, lets preserve it!

Whether you want to share it online as well, set aside a personal hard copy, or both, you’ll be glad you took the time to make this journal.

Questions? Email me, or reach out to me on Facebook. I’m always happy to chat.

If you like the blog, feel free to subscribe. To quickly catch up on my Baby Story (Pre-TTC and beyond) Check out my Baby-Makin Journey.

How to take a DSLR selfie: Self portrait photography ideas and ways to get in the picture with your kids. Remote DSLR tutorial.

As Seen On

I’ve since blogged parts of my journey for Conceive Magazine’s conception diaries, Parenting.com’s Project Pregnancy, Bravado Design’s Breastfeeding Diaries, and currently I share motherhood tips on Baby Center’s blog, Mom.me and TheStir, and write about raising biracial children on My Brown Baby and issues surrounding interracial marriage on The Huffington Post. The whole time I’ve documented the entire journey here on my personal blog.

In 2010 I was voted Best Fertility blog on The Bump and ranked #4 in Babbles “Top 10 Pregnancy Bloggers of 2010” and a Top 10 Baby Photo Blogger in 2013. Healthline also named Baby Making Machine a Top Pregnancy Blog in 2014 and 2015. Most recently I was named a Top 50 Mom Blogger by Mom.Me and The Root’s 10 Mom Bloggers You Should Know.

In 2011 my blog was featured on the Today Show. The Huffington Post and Mashable have also featured my parenting woes, and I’ve been a featured guest on Huffinton Post Live’s “Family Matters.”

For more information about hiring me for campaigns, freelance writing, advertising information, questions, or anything of that sort please visit: My contact page.

Hi! I’m Jennifer

On the air, I'm a part-time news reporter. Off the air, I'm a full-time wife and mother striving to make the world a better place for our babies, and inspiring others to do the same. This is the space where I share my journey in making a difference and leaving a legacy.

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