My name is Jennifer, Jenny or JLo (not Jennifer Lopez =) as my hubby calls me. I identify myself as a 38-year-old mommy, who does lots of other things too. 2012 plans include actually using this blog, for one thing. My mind is a slate for lots of useless information, which I have been told is not as useless as I may have originally thought. I can remember movie lines and appropriately (maybe a bit annoying) apply them to everyday conversation. I enjoy converting yummy, sumptuous, fattening foods to the healthiest version of itself as possible. I have read about a billion parenting books, as I have an extremely fun, “energetic” and challenging son, who loves to keep me on my toes. I keep my sanity by running, doing triathlon as often as I possibly can and by socializing with friends all over the country.
Due to my husband’s wonderful career, we have moved 13 times in our 15 1/2 year marriage, which comes with many positives and negatives. I have made wonderful friendships with people all over the country, only to have to say goodbye when a new move presents itself. My children, J (13) and K (9) also have this same experience. However, I used to think that it was harder on them to move than my husband and I, but now I realize that it is really the opposite. So while my littles were off playdating and hanging with friends, Hubby and I have developed a “you and I through it all” mentality. Thus began a joint journey of fitness and triathlon, which as become a bit of an obsession, I must admit! Although I read a great quote recently that helps me rationalize it…..”Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.”