Jess Florio

Jessica Florio



Motherhood, Pregnancy, Parenting, Lifestyle


Fashion Institute of Technology



Jessica Florio is a blogger and freelance writer as well as a stay-at-home mom. She has been a writer since childhood. Before leaning into her passion for writing, Jessica previously held positions in fashion, hospitality, real estate, and tech finance. She is now enjoying carving out her own space in the blogging world. Through powerful personal essays shared on her blog (Upper West Jess), she is able to offer her knowledge and advice on motherhood, modern life, and wellness while deeply connecting to her readers.

In addition to writing, Jessica is a health and fitness junkie, reality TV addict, and community volunteer. Most of all, she loves to spend time with her wonderful husband and 2-year-old son.

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