Jess Firman

Jess lives in Rochester Hills with her husband- Jeff, two sons, and two Vizslas. She is a full time Physician Assistant in plastic and reconstructive surgery and loves cooking (but not baking), reading and black coffee.
home improvement project

The Five Stages of a Home Improvement Project

So you decided to engage in a little home renovation project. Maybe you want a luxurious master bath, a more functional kitchen, or you’re going to increase your square footage. Perhaps you’re going to...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What You Need to Know.

As the sun sets on summer, we welcome the cool breeze of fall with open arms. Autumn is the season for crunchy leaves, tailgates, pumpkin spice, ribbons. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,...
sunscreen, sunscreens, SPF

Best Sunscreens and Proper Usage for Summer 2021

It can be difficult to pick a sunscreen with so many different choices and formulations, but the importance of daily application is paramount to minimize risk of skin cancer and premature aging. According to...
botox, atd med spa

A Mom’s Guide to Botox: Answers to Common Questions

When you start to notice the fine lines and wrinkles getting a little bit more obvious, you might start to wonder what else you can add to your skin care regimen. For most, a...

Easy DIY Brow Tint Using Beard Dye

When it comes to the face, there isn't anything which has received as much of a glow-up as brows. They were over-plucked in the 90s, drawn on like little commas in the 2000s, and...

Dad’s Weekend At Deer Camp: Confessions of a Hunting Wife

I feel like I should be delivering this post like the iconic scene from Blair Witch—bleary eyed, staring into the camera, my vision darting around in anticipation of being overcome by an unseen creature....

A Complete Guide to Hosting a Bourbon Tasting

While bottles of rosé go hand in hand with sun-drenched days and poolside boomerangs, I find that crisp fall days can only be matched by a slow sip of bourbon. The amber liquid looks...

Rochester: Detroit Moms’ Favorite Metro Area Cities

Until 2012, Rochester was basically a foreign land to me, tucked away on the edge of Oakland County. I fell in love with a man and my move to the area followed shortly thereafter....

How I Overcame a Traumatic Birth Story

The birth story of my first son is a doozy. It’s something I’ll only talk about with other moms—battle-hardened, thousand-yard-stare-having, talking-over-toddlers-without-missing-a-beat moms. A bright-eyed, newly pregnant, first-timer doesn’t want to hear about a traumatic...

Traverse City: Detroit Moms’ Favorite Michigan Vacation Spots

Traverse City will always hold a special place in my heart, especially when it comes to my marriage. It's where newly dating us traveled for a bar crawl, where we got engaged, where we...