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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.

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...

10 Observations From a Mom of Three, Three and Under

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Back in March, my husband and I welcomed our third baby girl in under four years. Apparently, I’m not very good at remembering to take my birth control, and/or God just decided that we...

An Open Letter to my Fellow Daycare Parents

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Dear Fellow Daycare Moms and Dads, Hey there. How’s your day? Have you recovered from the insanity that is morning dropoff? Are you checking the radar, praying for no rain at pickup time since, when...

The Last Tuesday :: Thoughts and Fears as Maternity Leave Ends

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I'm sitting here in my brown leather rocker on a Tuesday morning. The house is quiet except for The Today Show quietly playing in the background and the squeak of my chair as I...

Mom Tribes :: We All Need One

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Last week, I was sitting on a really comfy sectional with five other women, throwing around name suggestions for my new baby girl, who will arrive sometime in the next month. We laughed at...

Pregnancy #3 :: A Whole New Ballgame

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  Some women claim to love being pregnant. I don’t know that I’m one of those women, but I’m not on the opposite end of the spectrum, either. I don’t love it, I don’t hate...
Eating out with toddlers

To the Woman Giving my Kids the Stink-Eye

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Not too long ago, my husband and I took our two girls, 1 and 3, out to dinner on a Friday night. This isn’t something we attempt often, but we decided to give it...

Traveling For Work Without Kids: Not Exactly What I Envisioned

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Last week, I had the opportunity to take my first overnight work trip for my new job, which was a one-night stay in Minneapolis for a training session. I jumped at the chance, not...