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Jennifer W

Jennifer W
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A North Carolina native, Jennifer has called Colorado Springs, CO, Lynchburg, VA, New Orleans, LA, and Charleston, SC home since graduating from Elon University in 2003. She has spent time as a journalist, event planner, and sports information director. Now, the Hoover resident is a full-time sales & marketing professional for an outdoor furniture company and an independent rep for Zyia Active. Of all the hats Jennifer wears, her most important roles are as a wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She has been married to her husband Mike since 2011, and together they have three daughters ages 5, 4 and 2, and a sweet eight-year-old beagle, Cooper.

Mommy and Me :: How Do I Give Each of My Kids Enough Solo...

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“Mommy? Can I tell you a question?” It was a hot afternoon on a Sunday in August. I turned the air down in my minivan so I could hear my 5-year-old daughter’s “question" . ....

To My Rising Kindergartner: I’m Sorry, It’s Not Supposed to be Like This

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To My Oldest Little Love, Since you were born and made us parents, your daddy and I have thought of kindergarten as being a million years away. But somehow, five-and-a-half years have passed – rather...

Screen Time for Kids :: Friend or Foe?

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Picture this: it’s a nice late spring morning. It's sunny, slightly breezy, the birds are chirping, and there's the smell of freshly cut grass. Imagine the perfect scene for a morning walk around the...

Working From Home During Covid-19 :: Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Laugh

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“Mommmmmmmyyyyy!!!!” I cringed. Please don’t, I thought. Not now. It was Day 1 of working from home during the quarantine. I normally work from home, and I’ve developed a pretty good routine since I started doing so...

You Need to Hear This :: You’re Doing a Great Job

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“Jeez, hasn’t she ever heard of Shipt?” I looked down, stung, as my four-year-old wailed about not getting the toy she wanted. My two-year-old screamed because her older sister kicked her. Then the baby, who...

The Family Vacation :: Not Quite What it Used to Be

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Two years ago, I wrote a post about vacationing with kids. At that time, I had two girls, ages two and almost one. My husband and I loaded up the rental SUV and made...

Bye Bye, Baby :: What to Expect When You’re Done Having Babies

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Some people are good at planning. They have a clear vision of what they want, when they want it, and a strategy for how to achieve it. Apparently, I’m not one of those people. Especially...

Reflections as My Baby’s First Year Draws to a Close

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To My Sweet Baby Girl, Well, I guess I can’t really call you a baby anymore. In less than a week, you’ll be a year old. This time last year, I was extremely pregnant and...

Work/Life Balance . . . Will I Ever Find You?

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Over the last six months, I have come to a harrowing conclusion. Adulting. Sucks. Notice I didn’t say parenting. Although yes, sometimes parenting totally sucks. Especially when your two-year-old raises her eyebrows and calmly says, “You...

I Love My Kids, but I Miss Who I Used to Be

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I just turned 37. Wow. I just said that out loud and it sounded weird. I have three kids, all girls, ages 3.5, 2, and 7 months. In less than four years, I endured three pregnancies...

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