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Southern Child’s Magazine


I am plain giddy to tell you all about my new writing adventure in Southern Child’s Magazine. Back in February, I was approached to write an Easter and Cinco de Mayo article for this exceptional magazine and I gladly took them up on their offer. Although I have to say there was plenty of hesitation at first and I think my heart may have stopped for a second since I know NOTHING about writing. Yes,Yes, my mom is a published author of two fabulous southern books (good time for a plug! LOL!) and I do have two cooking blogs but that does not and will not mean that I can write. I was never good in English class and I always had to beg my mom to “help” me with my papers. Even now some of you, including my mom and husband, are noting all the grammatical errors in this post. However, I am not one to back down for a challenge (haven’t you heard that before) and especially one so close to my heart.

Southern Child’s Magazine is no ordinary magazine. Think Southern Living for moms and kids with a heartfelt mission to get kids here in the United States out of the foster care system and into loving and caring homes. The message behind the magazine is to help kids! This online magazine is the brainchild of Amy Shepherd-Smith, a mom who enjoys learning just as much as sharing. Amys goal is to band together with other moms and make parenthood a little bit easier for everyone. In each magazine are photos and bios of children in foster care waiting to find a home. These photos are provided by adoption agencies all over the country and the number of kids the magazine has helped so far is staggering. Did you know that there are over 581,000 children in the foster care system and that only 20 percent of those who age out of the system actually make it (the remaining 80 percent end up on the street, in jail, or dead). Doesn’t that just break your heart?

So you can see why I had to overcome my fear of writing and jump solely into this opportunity to become part of something bigger. The magazine is an online magazine filled with amazing tips, activity ideas, articles, clothing and food. I would LOVE for you to sign up and subscribe. Not only do you get to see my FABULOUS Easter and Cinco de Mayo articles but each new subscriber helps generate more and more sponsors for the magazine and in return this allows the magazine to continue to fund and focus on their goal of helping children.

Want a sneak peak? Oh, I am so glad you asked! Here are just two pics of many dishes I made for Southern Child Magazine! Make sure to visit the site and subscribe to see these recipes and many more!

Edible Easter Basket for the Kids to Make

Mini Cheesy Veggie Taquitos

I know I haven’t posted many dishes lately. Life at Kitchen Belleicious has been rather busy lately with new and exciting updates I can’t wait to tell you all about. Until then though I hope you enjoy my ideas and recipes in Southern Child Magazine and I will be back on Wednesday with a fabulous recipe. Hint: Don’t touch my Girl Scout Cookies!


  1. Erica

    Congrats! How awesome! And those Edible Easter Baskets look tasty and SO SO cute! Love it

    21 . Mar . 2011
  2. erica@fashionmeetsfood

    Congratulations how neat is that! Those Easter Baskets are definitely adorable!


    21 . Mar . 2011
  3. flip flops & pearls

    CONGRATULATIONS SWEET FRIEND!!! How awesome is this!!
    I had no idea about your moms cookbooks! I must get them!!
    I am off to subscribe and check it out.
    Have a fab day!

    21 . Mar . 2011
  4. Shea

    Congratulations! That sounds like such an honor to write for that magazine–I’m sure you’ll be a success 🙂

    21 . Mar . 2011
  5. Torrie @ a place to share...


    I am so proud of you, and I am really sorry to be so short, but I need to go pick up Hailey! (I just subscribed though, and I can’t wait to see your articles! Those 2 pictures/ideas alone are wonderful! … right up my alley =)!

    21 . Mar . 2011
  6. Rachel

    What an amazing publication! How cool that you got to write for them! Love the pics!

    21 . Mar . 2011
  7. Ruth

    CONGRATS!!! How exciting for you.

    21 . Mar . 2011
  8. Farmchick

    Congrats!!!! What a wonderful opportunity!

    21 . Mar . 2011
  9. Kelli

    Thats awesome! These ideas looks yummy and so cute! Cant wait to head on over and see!

    22 . Mar . 2011
  10. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    Congratulations, that’s great news! Love the photos!

    22 . Mar . 2011
  11. Lindsay

    jess, this is fabulous!!! big time congrats girl!

    22 . Mar . 2011
  12. Sarah (Bee-Vine)

    this is such great news! congrats and can’t wait to see.

    22 . Mar . 2011
  13. Joanne

    Wow!!! Super congratulations! I am SO happy for you! The pictures look great…off to check it out!

    23 . Mar . 2011
  14. Denine Anderson-Regan

    congrats – loved your piece and those mini-veggie Taquitos. My son forces us to have Taco Thursday EVERY Thursday – this will be a nice addition to switch things up a bit over here!

    23 . Mar . 2011
  15. daphne

    awww.. that’s AWESOME NEWS! I’m so please for u! More and more writing assignments 😉

    and how cute are those taquitos… soo kid friendly too!

    23 . Mar . 2011
  16. Allison @ Alli n Son

    Yippee! I’m so excited for you. This is well deserved and I know that you will do an amazing job. *hugs*

    23 . Mar . 2011
  17. Kelly

    That is so cool! Congrats!! I’m not surprised they asked you. 🙂

    24 . Mar . 2011
  18. Shelley Howell

    I am a mother to one of Adora Models, Kagnie. She was just recently placed in the 2nd issue of your magazine for their add. I did not receive a notice stating that issue was out, but checked with Adora Models and was told it has already been released. Is it still possible to get a copy of that issue?
    Thank you!

    16 . Jun . 2011

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