Jessica Hall Launches Site for Moms
You might know Jessica Hall as a model, reality show host, "Hollywood 411" correspondent or frequent guest on her friend Kendra Wilkinson's show, "Kendra on Top."
The mom of 18-month-old daughter Sophie, with husband Kyle Carlson, is also launching a website dedicated to creating a community of moms, Sleepless Mom.
"I absolutely love the mom space," Hall tells Mom.me. "When I had Sophie, I felt like I needed somewhere I could get advice from real moms. Google wasn't cutting it for me, and I really just wanted to get advice from mothers who were going through the same thing."
Sleepless Mom, Hall says, offers a judgment-free zone, where moms can get real without getting shamed in the process.
"We are all human," she says, "and there's no such thing as a perfect mom—and that's totally OK."
Hall also chats with Mom.me about the baby name that didn't make the cut, who she'd switch lives with and what phrase she never wants to hear again.
What quality makes for a good mom?
Patience and flexibility. Because you have to be flexible as a mom, when things constantly get crazy and busy.
What is your favorite quality in a dad?
Being understanding and having a willingness to adapt and support the changes a family goes through. Be willing to work and love as a team.
What did you think you'd be when you grew up?
The truth ... well, a singer. I definitely wasn't blessed with a singing voice. Moving on, LOL.
What trait do you hope your daughter inherits from you?
A sense of humor and a willingness to help and love others.
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
Sincerity and humor. But I would say loyalty is No. 1!
What is your idea of misery?
Not being with my family for a long period of time.
If you could switch lives with anyone, who would you switch with?
Dolly Parton! Absolutely love her.
What's the one quality you want to have as a parent?
To always be able to communicate with my child and be there for her, no matter what.
What is the social media platform you can't live without?
Who is your favorite fictional hero/heroine?
I love badass women, so pretty much any superhero woman that can multitask and kick butt.
What is your favorite children's book?
I love the Sophie giraffe books because my daughter's name is Sophie, and that makes reading them with her more fun.
The baby name that didn't make the final cut?
We loved the name Lucy but Sophie just a tad bit more, which is why we went with Sophie. But who knows—maybe Baby No. 2! 😉
What was the last thing you binge-watched?
Hallmark channel! I'm obsessed.
What talent do you wish you had?
Would love to know how to play the piano.
What is your greatest wish for your children?
To live in a world of love and peace.
Who are your heroes in real life?
All mothers! Hardest job in the world, yet the most rewarding.
What word or phrase do you never want to hear again?
"It is what it is."
What is your greatest indulgence?
I love hot yoga! Wish I had more time to do it.
What is your favorite motto?
"My vision is to live a full, meaningful and thriving life. I stay inspired and empowered by connecting with others, using my character strengths and following my passions." —Joe Wilner