Behind the Blog

About Me

Bonjour ! I’m Jessica, a thirtysomething American expat living the dream in France since 2010.

When I became a mama in 2018, I just had a lot of feelings, and I wished I could bake a big cake and everybody could eat it and be happy.

No, seriously, though. This blog is that cake.

I struggled a lot in the beginning. Two years in, and I’m still struggling.

Since I also love writing, I decided to start this blog in a sincere and humble attempt at helping other mamas like me navigate the weird world of motherhood.

As a bonus, it’s a great way for me to organize and synthesize the knowledge I am gaining on a daily basis through my own experience and my own research.

I would love it if you could leave me your thoughts in the comments section available at the end of each article. Alternatively, feel free to send me a message through my Contact page.

Thank you so much for reading MCS and taking this journey with me!

(As an aside, I am also an experienced editor. If you’re here because you’d like to work with me, please send me a message here. Merci !)

About Mamas Café Society

Motherhood + Coffee + Community = MCS

Mamas Café Society was born in June 2020 after 10 years of dreaming of starting a blog, and exactly 9 months of laying the ground work. MCS is a reflection of who I am and the life I am creating for myself.

You’ll find helpful articles in my main centers of interest:

Feel free to send me a message about the content that is resonating with you!

About Pronouns on Mamas Café Society

Garçon ou fille ? Are you having a boy or a girl?

My intention is that all mamas can find themselves in my writing. This means including mamas who have only girls and mamas who have only boys.

At the same time, I want to avoid sounding too verbose when attempting to be PC and inclusive. Your baby can be “his or her” but this sounds clunky; your baby can also be “them” but this usage sounds strange to me and only recently became accepted as a correct form of grammar.

So, what is the solution?! I am now attempting to alternate pronouns for each blog article. One day I might post an article referring to your baby as she and her. The next time I will post an article all about your baby as he and him. I will try to keep it 50-50 throughout this blog.

Thanks again for reading!