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Meet Jessica Kelsey of KC Mother Hustlers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Kelsey.

Hi Jessica, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I am a mother of 3 married to my high school sweetheart, who is a firefighter for the city in which we grew up. I was working as a school discipline secretary at a local high school when the pandemic hit. During quarantine, I created a Facebook Group/community for women of all walks of life.

A group where you could turn to for support, questions, humor, etc. The group continued to grow and as it grew, I was on summer break, the pandemic continued to grow more concerning and there were uncertainties facing the upcoming school year. KC Mother Hustlers had grown to almost 6,000 members and I was able to monetize it through local ads, and products.

We made the decision to quit my job so that we could balance whatever the school year looked like for 3 kiddos and a firefighter schedule. KC Mother Hustlers continued to grow by almost 9,000 members now, we have given back to the community through raising money for families, donating over 4,000 in board games to Children’s Mercy, as well as highlighting several other non-for-profit businesses within our community.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I have been amazed by the community of women we have created and blessed beyond measure by the opportunities and people I have met along the way.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
We are a community of women who offer support, advice, humor, and just a break from your overall social media feed. We specialize in makeup tutorials, mani mix-ups, and real-life advice from just a regular gal.

I am most proud of the work and awareness we are giving our community.

Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
One of my favorite memories as a kid was that we lived very close to the retirement center that my great-grandmother lived in. And my parents would let me ride my bike there and I would play Skip-bo once a week with my great grandmother. I always loved listening to her stories. To this day, I think of her when playing the game.

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1 Comment

  1. Debbie

    January 21, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Wow,Totally awesome!! You are so creative and love what you are doing for our community!

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