Jess lives with her husband and four kids (Malachi 9, Scout 7, Oaklee, 5, Haven 3) in Montana. They soon plan to take off on a round the world venture starting with New Zealand and finishing in Europe. She’s passionate about family, community, and keepin’ it real. Her article Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom was shared as one of Huff Post Parent’s best articles of 2016 and she was Motherly’s Writer of the Year for 2016. Her article Dear Kids, When I fail set a personal record in 2017 with 1.5 million shares on Facebook.

To contact her about advertising, guest blogging, sponsored posts etc., please email her at jess@wonderoak.com for pricing and availability.

She is a contributor for Motherly and The Huffington Post. You can check out some of those articles here:

 Huffington Post


Scary Mommy

She loves sharing laughs and tears with you here at Wonderoak, on Facebook, and @wonderoakblog on Instagram.



21 thoughts on “About

  1. nativetucsonan

    You’re amazing and thank you for telling it how it is!! To all us mothers looking for sanity and assurance that we’re not (too) crazy – you’re blog is a blessing!

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  2. Angela Guzman

    You are effing amazing! Your gift of words and humor are nothing short from awesome. I have spent the last hour binge reading your posts and can’t stop laughing. You have a new reader. Thank you for sharing with us fellow mamas.

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  3. Kim

    Hello I was wondering if I could message you and ask some questions. My name is Kim and I’m new to blogging. I just recently found your blog and love it.

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  4. Kim

    Hello my name is Kim and I was wondering if I could ask you some questions? Can I message you? I just recently saw your blog and really like it. I am new to blogging.

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  5. Hannah Hageman

    Hi, Jess! Fellow Montanan here. I found your blog from a link by another mom on my MOPS’s Facebook page. Just excited to meet another Montanan mom blogger and wanted to say hi! 🙂


  6. wonderoak

    Hey Hannah, awesome to meet you!! I always love to hear from a fellow blogger! Speaking of Montana – how COLD ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?? Haha, so cold here today!


  7. Katie

    Dear kids, when I fail

    You saw into my heart and turned all of my feelings into words in a way that I would have never been able to but it describes it all perfectly. I’m bawling but feel encouraged. I’m not the only one. This makes me feel less discouraged and feel like less of a failure. I have saved the link and will look back regularly so I am reminded. This was just amazing. I can’t describe the intensity but thank you. I needed to read this. You honestly have no idea how this is going to change me.


  8. Jaime Randall

    I LOVE your candor and your writing style. You literally make me laugh out loud and since I have two kids under 2, this is much appreciated. Who needs Zoloft when there’s your blog? I’m going to keep taking the zoloft though, just in case. 🙂 I wondered if you could speak to your writing habits. Specifically what they were like when your kids were babies. Maybe I just have to wait until they’re a little older before I can be a productive human being outside of laundry? Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  9. wonderoak

    Thank you so much!! I will have to talk more about my writing habits for sure! There was definitely a season in my life where I wanted to write, but I had NO IDEA how that was going to happen haha. When my littlest was one I started writing for a vacation rental company in my free time doing descriptions and travel blogging for extra money. Even though that wasn’t my topic of choice, it was honestly my gateway to blogging because it forced me to write consistently.I eventually got more creative ideas like my first post on wonderoak Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom. So I guess I’d say make a little time (even if it’s a half an hour) and just write. Keep doing it and doing it. Don’t try to accomplish a lot at first, just make the time. Good luck and thanks so much for the encouragement!


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