Haute Mom: Jessica Glaze

Posted on Feb 19 2016 - 11:00am by Aubrey


Name: Jessica Glaze
Children & Ages: Carter (4) & Monroe (2)
Hometown/Current Location: I grew up in Chicago but I call San Diego home. I moved to San Diego when I was 18 and lived there until our recent move to Toronto.
Quick Bio: I am a mom and a wife, and that is exactly what I want to be doing with my life right now. When I graduated high school, I moved to California for college. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. After that, I completed a Master’s Degree in Education with a credential in School Counseling. During that time in graduate school, I got married and knocked up, so I decided I wanted to put my family first and I never pursued a career in the school system.

I am married to a retired professional paintball player turned professional coach. We have two kids and we are a pretty awesome parenting team, if I do say so myself. As a family, we always keep our eyes towards Jesus.
Through all of my life experiences I have learned one thing and that is that my strongest asset is my independence. I was fiercely independent as a child and teenage, I really honed in on that skill when I left my friends and family and moved across the country alone. Now as a mom, I am a free range parent to my core, so that I can teach my kids the value of independence.
Through all of my life, I have always said there is one way to describe my personality and that is through Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Keep up with Jessica on her blog at http://theglazebrigade.com/


Q: How do you balance being a Mommy and keeping your sense of self?
A: I married a really amazing man that doesn’t even flinch when I tell him I have plans or when I hand him the kids and say, “make yourself some spaghetti,” before walking out the door. This makes it really easy for me to have a girls night out or just go to the mall alone. I am sure to not take advantage and I also exchange him the same courtesy when he needs time with friends. He is also super supportive of my blog and my desire to be a social media influencer and that is where I really get to spend time doing something for myself.

Q: What is your favorite piece of advice to new Moms?
A: Ditch 1,2,3 magic. When your child is running to the street, do you want them to stop when you say “stop” or when you say “3”? Your children need to listen to you the first time you make a request of them and 1,2,3 magic tells them they have 2 chances to disobey before they have to listen.

Q: How would you describe your parenting style?
A: I am a crunchy, free range, strict, God fearing mama and I wear that badge with honor. 

Q: What’s your most memorable Mommy moment to date? A
A: I once started loading my groceries into someone else’s car on accident and the owners of the car walked up behind me at the exact moment I realized it was the wrong car! I was mortified and I apologized a million times before I walked away!

Q: As a Mommy what is it that you feel you do “right”?
A: I feel that staying home with my kids and being available to them 24/7 is the thing that I do right.