Lovevery Play Mat // Jessica Rolph
Jessica Rolph was inspired by motherhood to co-create two amazing companies: Happy Family and Lovevery. We’re so excited to feature glowy mama, product genius, and business badass Jessica Rolph as we head into Mother’s Day.
Babies’ brains are like sponges in the first three years of life, so it is important to nurture and feed their development as best we can. Glowy mama of three Jessica Rolph has created an exceptional play mat through her brand Loveevery, that we truly can’t recommend enough!! Read on to see what makes Jessica and Loveevery so glowy.
The creation of Lovevery began with power duo and good friends Jessica and Rod. These amazing parents are passionate about giving babies the best and healthiest beginning in life and nurturing their developing brains. As a founding partner of Happy Family organic baby food company, Jessica was confident that she was giving her babies the best nutrition, but started to become curious about what each of her three children’s brains were craving.
The idea behind Lovevery began after Jessica read a doctoral dissertation that moved her titled Current Research Findings on the Neurological Development of Infants. Through reading this study, Jessica learned that the human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells, all of which are present at birth but have few links between them. Babies brains develop by constructing an intricate communication network. The network’s structure is formed by experiences children have in the first 3 years of life. The research revealed the more you expose babies to how the world works, the richer the neural networks become. Jessica’s takeaway was that early development experiences wouldn’t just happen on their own, she had to create them.
Jessica wanted to share what she had learned with other parents. This desire gave her the idea to create a second baby company, this time focused on brain development… fast forward and Jessica and Rod (her best friend’s husband) created Lovevery, a company that offers products and information which help create developmental experiences in the lives of new babies and families. Lovevery helps parents feel confident that they are giving their little ones just what they want and need every step of the way. Jessie’s daughter Amelie used and loved the Loveevery playmat and the cards it comes with are still some of her most treasured toys to play with. The icing on the cake is that this mat is beautifully designed, therefore will look great in your home!!
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Jessica Rolph
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Edina, Minnesota
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Boise, ID
WHEN YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: Kale & Eggs and Kombucha (does dark chocolate for breakfast count as healthy?)
LUNCH: Sardines & Green Salad
DINNER: Roasted sweet potatoes and quinoa burgers with yogurt basil sauce
SNACK: Banana Turmeric Tea. I try to do time restricted eating a couple times a week where I “fast” from 3:00 PM to 9:00 or 10:00 AM the next day, inspired by Rhonda Patrick, PHD. I’m a “flexitarian”, transitioning to vegetarian and then to vegan, motivated by my concern for climate change!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY? The Modern Hotel in Boise, Sweetgreen when on the run, Grassroots Pantry Buddhist Restaurant in Hong Kong
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Dark chocolate & kombucha
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? Anywhere with homemade potato chips or homemade Idaho fries with aioli
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? Sharing a pint of chocolate peanut butter Haagen Dazs with my hubbie Decker
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? Lentil soup with a touch of molasses and red wine vinegar
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP? The Co-op and Farmers Market
TOP 3 ITEMS YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN? Organic Grass Fed Butter, Sweet Potatoes, Greens
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? Whenever I can fit it in! Hot yoga on Saturday and a weekday workout date with my hubbie and our trainer are favorites.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? I’m pretty low maintenance, my daily staple is emu lotion from the Montana Ranch Company. I slather it on my kids and use on my face too.
WHAT IS YOUR SELF-CARE ROUTINE? I have been meditating 5 minutes every day and am finding it is helping me to reflect more and be a little less reactive – especially helps fortify patience for work, kids, and life!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MAKEUP/NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS? Don’t wear much makeup, nothing special…
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU? Dr Bronners Soap Baking Soda and my toothbrush Emu Lotion. I’m really stranded right!??!
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/HEALTH/FITNESS/SPIRITUAL GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY? Patricia makes the mind body connection come alive! Patricia Moreno
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS? Gajumaru by Yaima Downtown & Thrift Shop by Macklemore, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
MOST-WATCHED MOVIE? Out of Africa
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? The Power of Now and Project Drawdown
FAVORITE SHOPS/BOUTIQUES? Vetta for me Amae co for the kids
COOLEST PLACE YOU’VE EVER VISITED? Machu Picchu at dawn
FAVORITE HOTELS? 1 Hotels
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? An ultra cheesy spray painted customized tee-shirt with hearts and “Decker and Jessica” that we discovered in my 99 year old grandma’s home after she passed away
MOST PROFOUND HEALING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE EVER HAD? I did chelation after having a decade of gut and immune issues. It was a very difficult process, but after months of removing the build-up of heavy metals in my body, I was finally free from bloating, leaky gut, and food allergies.
WHO ARE YOUR MOST TRUSTED HEALERS? My coach Deborah Naish, my husband Decker Rolph, my parents and my three kids
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD TO FACE AND WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM IT? Building Happy Family and now Lovevery have created the biggest learning for my personal growth that has spilled over into my role as a wife and mother. The hardest most emotionally stressful parts are when I’m not proud of how I’ve reacted or treated my cofounders or others on my team. I’m working to slow down the time between input (information or a trigger) and my reaction. Taking an extra breath and thinking a few more steps ahead has made a huge difference in improving my relationships. Meditation has helped me find this space in my reactions.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. Wake up snuggles and mama milk with my two year old, family breakfast of Teff flapjacks and around the table appreciations, family adventure walk, some work, date night with my hubbie
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE GLOW TIP/SECRET?? Think Big about your life purpose, you have been put here to do something exceptionally important that only YOU can do.
FAVORITE QUOTE? “The days are long but the years are short”
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR? My healthy parents, children, husband, friends, and my 101 year old grandmother who is on Instagram and emails me from her mac laptop!
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Feeling in flow with what I love to do, and being on the journey of loving and appreciating myself