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Stream of Consciousness – Week 2 – #soc #freewriting #SOCSunday

This is my second week of participating in the Stream of Consciousness link-up from one of my favorite bloggers, Jaime over at Love Jaime. You’re asked to set the timer for 5-7 minutes and JUST WRITE. Other than that, there are no rules. LOVE IT! (Let's hope I can actually NOT get interrupted … [Read More...]

Fat Shaming:  I was the target of my own fat jokes (www.memyselfandjen.com)

Fat Shaming: I was the target of my own fat jokes

This article recently appeared on ChicagoParent.com where I am a regular contributor. I got called out for fat shaming . . . . myself I just returned home from spending four days in Atlanta at the Type A Parent Conference. Filled with bloggers and social media professionals, I was excited … [Read More...]

50 Questions with Me, Myself and Jen (www.memyselfandjen.com)

50 Questions: A Grace Full Life made me do it

I will tell you right now that I am not typically a fan of these "chain" blog things where someone tags you and you have to do whatever they told you to do.  But Kari over at A Grace Full Life tagged me in this one, and since she is one of my besties and I love her to pieces, I am going to jump in … [Read More...]

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#TransformationTuesday – Week Three update and Week Four goals #JenGetsFit

It's the end of Week Three and I am still recovering from a long weekend in Atlanta where I attended the Type A Parent Conference.  I had a BLAST in Atlanta with my friends, and I did a better than expected job of making sure that I got my steps in.  I actually worked out while I was away, which is … [Read More...]

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Stream of Consciousness – Week 1 – #soc #freewriting #SOCSunday

I'm trying my hand at the Stream of Consciousness link-up from Love Jaime. You're asked to set the timer for 5-7 minutes and JUST WRITE. Other than that, there are no rules. Since I am sitting 5 feet from Jaime, and I love the idea of this, today seems like the best time to jump in. I'm … [Read More...]

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It’s time for Soups On! Come Join Us! #SoupsOn14

On Sunday, October 19th, the Rotary Club of Naperville will be hosting “Soup’s On!”, a fun, family focused fundraiser featuring great entertainment and plenty of delicious food.   Benefitting Hesed House, DuPage PADS, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and the Rotary Club of Naperville Charities, the … [Read More...]

Life is short - make the most of it #JenGetsFit (www.memyselfandjen.com)

#TransformationTuesday – Week Two update and Week Three Goals #JenGetsFit

It's the end of the second week on the #JenGetsFit program and I've done ok.  Not great.  I've discovered that the beginning of the week is usually when I do my best - getting to the gym, hitting my steps, tracking my food, and eating clean.  By the weekend, work and life has taken priority and it … [Read More...]

Lets talk about Life Insurance for Life Insurance awareness month in September (www.memyselfandjen.com)

Do YOU have Life Insurance?

This post has been compensated by SBLI.  All opinions are my own. Talking about life insurance isn't always an easy conversation.  I get it.  It's thinking about what going to happen when you aren't around and who wants to voluntary spend time on that?  But answer this question - What would … [Read More...]

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Elmhurst is great fun for kids and adults (www.memyselfandjen.com)

Getting our jump on at Sky Zone Elmhurst

Recently, my family and I were invited to spend some time getting our jump on at Sky Zone in Elmhurst, Il (northwest suburbs of Chicago).  Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park with great features for kids AND adults. Prior to us heading over to Sky Zone, we jumped on to their website and filled … [Read More...]

911 memorial in New York City (www.memyselfandjen.com)

I’ll always love New York

Today and every day, I'll take time to remember those lives that were lost and forever changed on that September morning so many years ago.  For as long as I can remember, the city of New York and its people have held a place in my heart and soul.  Even before I lived there, I loved the energy and … [Read More...]

I am a survivor of domestic violence #WhyILeft (www.memyselfandjen.com)

I am a domestic violence survivor

This article recently appeared on ChicagoParent.com where I am a regular contributor. Confession: I was in a relationship with a man that punched me in the face. I was a nineteen-year-old girl when he proposed to me. My knight in shining armor. He was sweet and romantic and everything I … [Read More...]

#MyMarianos Back to School Twitter Party on September 15th #CollectiveBias #shop (www.memyselfandjen.com)

Join Us for #MyMarianos Back to School Twitter Party on September 15th

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Join us for the #MyMarianos Twitter party! Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about back to school shopping! On September 15, 2014 at 8:00pm CT, please join us for the … [Read More...]

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#TransformationTuesday – Week One Update and Week Two Goals #JenGetsFit

First off, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who left me a wonderful comment either here on the blog or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. last week when I shared my struggled.  There were a lot of you that called me brave.  I'm not sure if I'm brave but I know that I was TIRED.  TIRED of … [Read More...]

Keeping family traditions alive with Hallmark #KidsCards #ValueCards from WalMart #collectivebias #shop (www.memyselfandjen.com

Staying connected with Hallmark Value Cards at WalMart (#CollectiveBias #shop)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I love sending and receiving mail - and so do my daughters.  Passing on family traditions is important to me, and sending greetings cards is one of those traditions.  Hallmark and Walmart have … [Read More...]

Garth Brooks announces the launch of ghosttunes.com #GarthGoesGhost (www.memyselfandjen.com)

Garth Brooks talks Chicago, family, a world tour kickoff, and jumping in to the digital music scene

Thanks to SAHMReviews.com, which arranged for my attendance at this awesome event! Thursday, September 4th in Rosemont, Illinois (just outside of Chicago), country music mega-superstar Garth Brooks held a press conference to kick off his 2014 World Tour.  The room was packed full of local, … [Read More...]