Losing the Balancing Act

Before I get all negative, let me start by stating, up front, that my husband and I are incredibly lucky and we know it. We have a strong, committed marriage; we are both incredibly excited – with a healthy dose of terrified – about the impending birth of our first child; and we both have … Continue reading

Urban Mommy 101?

The other night I was dropping a friend off at her house, which is in a neighborhood not far from, and not unlike, the one in which I grew up. The streets are wide and well-paved; there are neat little houses as far as the eye can see, and the only sign of “industry” is … Continue reading

Pregnancy paradox – it’s not all warm fuzzies at work

I was talking with a friend last week who recently disclosed to his co-workers that he and his wife were expecting their first child in the fall. Being in the same boat myself – the Nugget is due in September – I was interested to hear how his colleagues responded. We both work in education, … Continue reading

Hey there!

Welcome to the fence! I’m Jen, and this is my first blog experience, though I’ve been writing in the non-virtual world since college. Me in a nutshell: I’m in my late twenties, happily married and employed by an education non-profit. I recently moved back to my hometown after 10 years away, and (drum roll) I’m … Continue reading