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Jen

Jen
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Jen is a 15 year San Franciscan who migrated to sunny California from Erie, PA after completing an engineering degree at Penn State University. She is mom to two young boys, Leighton and Rhys, and has found the perfect work-life balance by continuing to pursue a career in digital marketing part-time while spending her “off” days dedicated to her sons. Jen is a distance runner, longtime yogi and amateur chef, passionate about developing a healthy and active lifestyle for herself and her family.

The Moments We Live For

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Today was the first day of soccer. It’s been awhile since we’ve done soccer - since we’ve done any classes or sports at all, for that matter. Rhys was extra excited, quickly putting on...

Where We Go to Burn Off Extra Energy!

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My boys have a lot of energy. Certainly this is not a characteristic unique to my 6- and 4-year olds, nor unique to their gender. But it does often put me in the position...

Virtual Team Building Activities for Parents

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  It’s a popular topic of conversation at every parent’s association meeting, moms’ group discussion, and school planning committee meeting lately: how can we keep ourselves connected, virtually?  I’ve heard this conversation often repeated, nearly exactly,...

A Nurse’s View Into a COVID ICU

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On Nurse’s Day this year, I am even more thankful for and inspired by the work that my mother, Kathy Borowy, does as an ICU Nurse.  Thank you, Mom, for sharing your story, and...
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You Can’t Catch Coronavirus From a Smile

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Over the past three weeks, I’ve noticed something new when I’m out for a run, a walk or a scooter stroll with my boys. Instead of a “hello” or a friendly head nod, the...

10 Things to Do With Your Kids While Practicing Social Distancing

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School is closed for three weeks and moms are suddenly wondering, “what will we DO for three weeks with the kids at home?” My boys are still in preschool, so lucky for us, we’re...
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Top 5 Tips for Seeing a Monster Truck Show With Little Ones

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“I’d love tickets for the 3 PM Monster Jam show in Oakland!” is not a phrase I ever, not in a million years, thought I would speak. Yet with two truck-loving young boys and...

Coffee Roasting 101, Preschool Edition

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Most of the time, people move about their days, doing their work and not paying much attention to who or what is going on around them. Adults are generally polite and sometimes even friendly...
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We Are Not Skipping Thanksgiving This Year

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'Twas the day after Halloween and all through the house, notes of “Jingle Bells” I heard sung right from their mouths! Sadly, this is a true story.  The Halloween sugar hangover was still in full...

How to Practice Respectful Parenting

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I have long admired the work of parenting expert, Janet Lansbury. She’s somewhat of an idol to me—a calm, grounded, yet authoritative voice on supporting and enabling the growth of children. Her books and...
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