Me, Myself and Jen

Chicago mom weighs best back-to-school approach for sensory-overloaded kindergartener

As her kindergartener begins a new school, Jennifer wonders if she should inform teachers of her need for a little extra TLC or just stand back and see what happens.  Read...

 

BlogHer Conference 2014: Chicago mom takes time to just be herself

Remember, there is another person buried deep inside the layers of Mom that are on the surface. It's you. Don't lose that.  Read...

 

Chicago mom shares guilty pleasure movies

They're so bad, they're good! Jennifer shares some of her favorite guilty pleasure movies.  Read...

 

Carrying on the family football tradition in Chicago

Jennifer's love of Chicago football was instilled in her as a child and now she's passing on that same enthusiasm to her kids.  Read...

 

Just being me: Chicago mom rediscovers herself

Although it's initially hard when her kids are away from her for an extended period of time, Jennifer soon learns to rediscover herself in their absence.  Read...

 

Moving is a big adjustment for Chicago parents, too

With a big move coming up, it's normal for parents to worry about how their kids will adjust. But what about themselves? Change is difficult for many people. Read...

 

Facebook: The new way to garage sale in Chicago

Facebook has many uses: keeping in touch with family, reconnecting with old friends and ... selling your stuff!  Read...

 

Navigating Mother’s Day in Chicago with blended families

Navigating Mother's Day when you're in a blended family can be tough, but Jennifer says it doesn't have to be, no matter what your role.  Read...

 

Love notes to heaven: Chicago mom remembers her dad

Jennifer and her girls celebrate her late dad's birthday every year with a loving balloon send off. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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