Jessica Pope

Jessica Pope
41 POSTS 1 COMMENTS
Hello! I'm Jessica. I grew up in Northern Indiana where I joined the Navy right out of high school. After 3 deployments and some amazing port calls I married a fellow sailor and began a family. We moved around a few times in search of a forever city. After a few visits to the Chattanooga area we fell in love and set in motion our move to the highly recommended Signal Mountain. I am slowly chipping away at my marketing degree while working part time at a local marketing agency. I am also a huge portrait photography lover and have a small studio up here on Signal Mountain where I shoot luxury portrait for children and women. You can check out my work at www.venyaportrait.com. We have 2 kiddos, Jazzy(6) who's larger than life and Joseph(3) who is taking his sweet time growing up. We have always planned to adopt as well and are currently awaiting a match for a big sister in need of a loving home. I also volunteer as a court advocate for abused and neglected children in the area. It's a great program and you can check out more at https://www.tncasa.org/. You can find me binging true crime podcasts and dark drama shows late at night. I'm a serial hobbyist, I'll never turn down an iced coffee, I actually try hard not to cuss like a sailor and I love meeting different kinds of people.
I'm An Ozempic Mom

I’m An Ozempic Mom

I am what a lot of people would call an Ozempic mom, except I’m on Mounjaro, a similar drug that does the same thing, so tomato-tomato.  I’ve heard and read it all, from being called...
3 Apps My 10-Year-Old Has On Her Phone

3 Apps My 10-Year-Old Has On Her Phone

Today, parenting unfortunately involves navigating the realm of smartphones and apps. As a parent, it's difficult to figure out what apps to allow kids to have. I think it is important for kids to...

5 Family Friendly Chattanooga Walks For Non-Hikers

I am a walker. I love to get out with a coffee, hot or iced, and explore the Scenic City. That’s actually one of the things that drew us to move here. We would...
5 Books For Parents Of Preteens Seeking Validation From Others

5 Books For Parents Of Preteens Seeking Validation From Others

As my daughter turns 10 in the next few weeks, I’ve seen a huge shift in her social needs. The transition to seek validation from us is shifting to outside the home and, to...
A Fall Scavenger Hunt To Keep The Littles Busy

A Fall Scavenger Hunt To Keep The Littles Busy

As we all know, fall in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is something truly magical. The air gets crisp, the leaves put on their fiery display, and it's the perfect time to get the family outdoors. Long...

ASMR Saves The Day

So, you know how, as moms, we're basically the superheroes of multitasking? In between chauffeuring the kids, working, and saving the day (or at least snack time), I've stumbled upon a secret weapon in...
Why You Should Be On The Walls: The Positive Power Of Hanging Photos Of You At Home

Why You Should Be On The Walls: The Positive Power Of Hanging Photos Of...

Hey, there Chattanooga! It's Jessica, your local mom, and portrait photographer from Venya Portrait. I hope you all had a fabulous summer with your kiddos, filled with lots of sunshine and memories you'll cherish...
Raising Kids In The Gig City: A Chattanooga Mom's Perspective

Raising Kids In The Gig City: A Chattanooga Mom’s Perspective

Being a mom in 'Gig City' comes with its own unique set of perks. The super-fast internet speeds, the thriving local culture, and the abundance of family-friendly activities make it a fantastic place to...
The Ultimate Guide To Planning A Memorable Family Vacation This Summer

The Ultimate Guide To Planning A Memorable Family Vacation This Summer

Summer is here, and it's time to start planning family vacations. Whether you're shooting for a relaxing beach getaway or an adventurous road trip, planning a memorable family vacation takes time and effort, and...
Healthy Eating Tips For Busy Moms: Discover Easy And Healthy Meals

Healthy Eating Tips For Busy Moms: Discover Easy And Healthy Meals

As a busy mom, it can be a challenge to maintain a healthy and balanced diet while juggling work, kids, and other responsibilities. But with a little bit of planning and some simple strategies,...