Hi! I’m Jen.
I have a passion for creative dabbling and strategic thinking that I’ve squeezed in between family and a corporate career. I’d love to be the most stylish, creative, socially responsible, C-suite officer on the block, but… I’m not. (Let’s be honest, no one is because that’s not even a “thing”).
Life is full of choices and trade-offs. Around here, I offer ideas and solutions to help modern moms pursue conscious flow, a thoughtful cadence balancing the opportunities and obstacles of everyday life. (Read more about Why Modern Matters)
I suppose you could say I run the show around here. But this space is only as good as those of you who spend time here. So I’m not really the top dog, that’s you.
Wondering what to expect? What you get for hanging around this suite?
Here’s a bit of a manifesto for “joining the club.”
Realistic and down-to-earth, we do our best to lead conscious and thoughtful lives. We’re not always perfect and not afraid to own up to our mistakes. We’re sometimes awesome and have no fear letting others know that “we rock.”
We’re honest with ourselves about the impact our decisions, actions, purchasing power and lifestyles have on our families and communities. We act and live in a way that aligns our values with the legacy we want to follow us.
We have family and friends. We pursue careers. We want balance and flexibility. We expect those around us to value our worthwhile contributions. And we believe the companies and organizations we interact with regularly should have values and missions aligned with our own.
We do our best to eat well and stay fit, though we sometimes fall off the bandwagon. That’s ok. We explore new experiences and appreciate exposure to different cultures. It’s all part of striving to be the best version of ourselves.
Truth be told, a lot changes when babies enter the picture. Priorities get shaken up. Life gets a lot more complicated. And we are forever stewards to the little (or no longer so little) ones we brought into the world.
It’s easy to lose ourselves in the messy work and wonders of motherhood. But it’s so important to maintain our sense of self as well as respect for ourselves and others in spite of everything else clamoring for our attention.
This space isn’t about our kids or our families. We might talk about kids or share ideas related to our families, but it’s really about us, honest, modern moms in an ever-changing world of parenthood. It’s about spending quality time with our families, succeeding at work, finding time for and feeling good about ourselves, caring about our communities, and doing our best to find that conscious flow.
We’re Honest. We’re Modern. We’re Moms.