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Hey there!

My name is Jodi, but you can call me Jode for short. All my friends & family do! 

I am the face behind HEY JODE. This used to be primarily be a fashion blog. I have now pivoted to include a variety of things, but most of all I want ALL women to feel empowered and inspired to the best version of themselves. I want you to find YOUR identity and think about what makes you…YOU? What’s your passion?

Motherhood can get in the way of our true identities, because we are constantly pouring into our kiddos. YES #momlife is amazing and fulfilling and wonderful, but it isn’t ALL that defines you.

If you have passions, goals and inspirations, then by all means…well, mama…you need to GO FOR IT! I am a huge fan of self-care in all different forms, and I believe that it is necessary for everyone…but especially us mamas! If we cannot care for ourselves, how can we care for our kids?

I am a thirty-something year old Iowa native, who graduated from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!), but I currently reside in Houston, Texas with my husband and three children. They are my WORLD!

I'm here to help you find your confidence and encourage you to follow your dreams. I have a huge passion for fitness and fashion. I run a skincare business & have discovered that taking care of my skin has been a great form of self-care for me and others.

Things aren’t always sunshine & rainbows over here. Mom life is hard. Life in general is hard. And I’m here to share the highs and the lows with you.

I want this to be a happy place. But I also want this to be a very real place. A place that you can come for encouragement, positivity, and absolutely no judgement. My goal is to inspire you to become the best version of YOU that you can be. 

I hope my blog inspires you to discover yourself and find your identity outside of being a mom. I want you to take care of yourself through whatever forms of self-care you love! Hopefully, you can use my tips to stay sane with all the craziness that comes with motherhood!

Thank you for allowing me to use this blog as my creative outlet. I hope you truly enjoy yourself here.