Jessica Jane Stepleton Stern aka j. jane

About Jessica Stern

j. jane lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband. (For the record, she adores the married life.) Growing up in a large family cultivated a love for people. Her interests lies in the paths women choose, both professionally and personally. j.jane loves writing, learning, and hosting fabulous dinner parties. While family and friends are always welcome, there is typically only one name on the guest list: the handsome Mr. Stern.
905, 2015

julia grzymkowski.

May 9th, 2015|student.|0 Comments

The most graceful thing about my mother is the way she looks at the people she loves. She has a soft gaze full of love, reassurance, and pride.

805, 2015

perri mcspadden.

May 8th, 2015|student.|0 Comments

My mother has taught me how to view the world, how to deal with people, and how to find my fire.

805, 2015

summer cunningham.

May 8th, 2015|student.|0 Comments

My mother is always there with open ears to let me tell her my worries and woes. I appreciate that.

605, 2015

elizabeth stanley.

May 6th, 2015|student.|0 Comments

There are so many ways that my mother has influenced me, but I think some of the main ways are confidence, character, and always knowing that it is okay to laugh at yourself.

605, 2015

alyssa squitieri.

May 6th, 2015|student.|0 Comments

Perseverance is the most graceful thing about my mother.

3004, 2015

christy coleman.

April 30th, 2015|education.|0 Comments

This CEO believes that being told ‘no, you can’t do that' is usually about other people’s fears and lack of imagination.

1804, 2015

anamer castrello.

April 18th, 2015|fashion. art. entertainment.|1 Comment

Opera singer shares her greatest life lesson: "Determination and perseverance are the keys to achieving anything you want in life."

1404, 2015

amy lacey.

April 14th, 2015|media and communications.|4 Comments

News anchor Amy Lacey believes that it is important to be a champion for yourself and for everyone around you.

404, 2015

tierre taylor.

April 4th, 2015|fashion. art. entertainment., small business owners.|3 Comments

Canadian Hatter advises: "Give yourself space. Space to breathe, to dance, to create, to dream, to read, whatever brings you a feeling of lightness and ease. Life can be so busy that it’s important to create pauses designed for renewal in both body and mind."

104, 2015

robin korth.

April 1st, 2015|literature.|1 Comment

This author offers her thoughts: "Live a grace-filled life and everything else falls into place after that. When we turn on our souls, the adventure begins!"

2803, 2015

adriana garcia.

March 28th, 2015|s.t.e.m.|0 Comments

Engineer Adriana Garcia shares: "When you do what you love— you will be happy and life will give you the tools to find balance."

2603, 2015

marquita aguilar.

March 26th, 2015|education.|0 Comments

Student advocate offers sound advice: "If you wait on someone else to change your circumstances, you will be waiting a long time. Take action have faith and see the results."

2103, 2015

nancy rodrigues.

March 21st, 2015|public affairs.|0 Comments

Secretary of Administration for the Commonwealth of Virginia encourages: "Know and like yourself. If you don’t know who you are, then you don’t know what you are capable of. If you don’t like yourself, you probably aren’t going to like anyone else. Take the time to learn who you are."

1503, 2015

kara gormont.

March 15th, 2015|public affairs.|3 Comments

United States Air Force leader suggests: "If we could all just learn to tolerate, accept, and love I believe that we would have a more beautiful world."

803, 2015

lisa loeb.

March 8th, 2015|fashion. art. entertainment., literature.|3 Comments

Singer, songwriter, and children's author joins the conversation: "Being a mom is one of the most important jobs. I take motherhood seriously and I work hard to offer my children stability."