Here at Hampton Roads Moms, we love hearing from other moms! This is your home too, so we love sharing your stories. Look below to find our more about our contributors . If you are interested in joining our team, find out more information here.
Ashley Rickert and her husband, John, have a toddler together, John Jr., and a little boy on the way, Oliver! Both are originally from Texas, but brought to Hampton Roads by the U.S. Navy, where John serves. Besides being a mom, Ashley is also an Elementary School Counselor and loves to cook, clean, organize, craft, spend time with her toddler, family, and friends, Cancun, reading, running, yoga, and wine! This was her first contributor post and she was so excited to have it be for Hampton Roads Moms! Ashley’s advice to other moms in the community is to know they are not alone with the million responsibilities that we carry as moms, and encourages them to be intentional with their time in order to find joy in the journey, and to have a little grace when they are not able to do it all.
Jessa Hillmann is a native of Hampton Roads. She and her husband have lived in Newport News for five years, where they also had their two children — ages two and three. Her husband works in Law Enforcement, which gives Jessa unique insight into the challenges of being a mother of two, a wife, and working part time. Jessa has a Bachelors of English with a concentration in Writing from Christopher Newport University. Besides being a mom, Jessa enjoys gardening, crafting, and organizing. You can follow her playful tweets about Motherhood on Twitter at @jessacorinne.
Marisha Wright is the proud mom of a toddler named Isen. She is originally from New Jersey but has called Hampton Roads her home since graduating from Hampton University with her master’s degree. She settled down in Hampton when she landed her first job at NASA Langley Research Center. After her son was born, Marisha decided to find her true passion and calling in life and that was to help other children succeed academically, just as she had done. Marisha believes education is a tool that creates the freedom to choose your own destiny in life. When she is not helping children succeed and taking care of her son, she enjoys walks on the beach and occasionally pampers herself with spa days. Marisha is thankful that Hampton Roads Moms exist in that it provides a fun and safe place for parents to learn and grow together on this great journey called motherhood!.