Meet a Mom: Jessie Martinez | Hudson County Moms

How many children do you have and what are their age(s)?
I have one baby boy, he is eight months old and I cannot believe how quickly it is going!

How long have you lived in Jersey City? What made you decide to live here?
I’ve lived in Downtown Jersey City my whole life. I went away to live in Massachusetts for college and stayed there all year round but it was the easiest decision in the world to come back. Jersey City has changed so much and is the perfect location to not only live and work but also to raise a family.

What’s your favorite family activity Jersey City?
I love going to the park (when it’s warm). Even when it’s not, just walking around and enjoying the environment of downtown is great. We love, love, love to eat together and try all the new and great places in Jersey City.

Where’s your favorite place to eat and/or shop in your town?
Oh man, where do I even start?! Hazel (Baby & Kids) is my favorite for the babe and then Kanibal just has the cutest stuff! Both stores are right next to each other on Montgomery and if you’re ever looking for a quick gift or something to gift yourself, I 10/10 recommended checking them out!

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I am a 24 year old, single, full-time mama but I also own a wedding and event planning company! I love working out and meeting new mamas!

Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Ugh! My parents are the best and I couldn’t even fathom doing this without them. Being a single mom is hard and when you’re trying to create a healthy balance between your social life and momming, help is necessary. Even if it’s just for me to go work out or take a nap after a long day they are just always so helpful! When they say it takes a village, they mean it.

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
My best friend and I opened our passion project which was our wedding and event planning company, Honey Sage Events in May 2019! With any business it takes a bit for everything to get going but we are loving it and looking forward to what the future holds! Our website is and we hope to help you plan your next event!

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Jersey City and those who live here, are from here, and work here, set such a tone for us in the community. There are so many amazing people doing such incredible things that it makes you want to be and do better for yourself, your family, and for the community. Being able to say I am from Jersey City is such an amazing honor and privilege. Growing up here, going to school here, and living here has helped shape my life in more ways than I can explain and it’s an experience and community I wish for everyone!

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