Jennifer Pearce

Hi there! My name is Jennifer and I am one of the newest members to MomTalk and JustKiddin'. I am a 40-year-old mother who works outside the home. I live with my husband of eleven years and our two young daughters. After being a stay-at-home-mother for six years, I re-entered the workforce when my husband was briefly unemployed. When he returned to work, I chose to keep working due to economics and the age of my daughters at the time. I now work as the advertising manager of a community newspaper and appreciate how working has gotten me much more involved in my community. However, I often miss the opportunity to spend more time with my daughters, or to volunteer more time with their school and activities. My older daughter is a 10-year-old fourth grader, and my younger daughter is a 6-year-old kindergartener. Their many activities and my husband’s complicated work schedule make scheduling our number one family challenge. He works a rotating shift in a retail store that includes many nights and weekends. We struggle to preserve our time together as a family and make the most of it, while still finding time to accomplish our individual goals and pursue our favorite interests. My interests include reading, writing and photography. I love taking family photos and completed a Project 365 in 2010, taking a photo a day for the year. It was a wonderful experience to document our life for a year and appreciate all the little pieces of it. I am currently working to put the 365 pictures into a scrapbook…if I can just find the time. I look forward to sharing our journey with you here on JustKiddin'!


Sleepover Mishap

This past weekend, I let Annabel have a friend sleep over, though she has had friends stay before this is the first time in a while that someone has slept over.  She was so excited and the little girl she invited was so sweet and they were both very well behaved.  I had lots of plans for them, taking them to the movies, making pizza, and renting movies.  I can honestly say they both had a lot of fun.

But, leave it to us to have a not-so-uneventful sleepover! As I’m sitting on the couch relaxing, I heard “Um…Mrs. Tiffany can you please help me?”  I turn around to see that the little girl had gotten the round hair brush Annabel had in her room stuck in her hair and when I say stuck I mean STUCK!  I worked for  quite some time trying to get the brush free but it just wasn’t happening.  I finally had to call her Mom.

Luckily they live close and her Mom came right over, after her Mom worked on her hair they finally had to cut the brush out of her hair! I was so nervous and upset when they had to cut it out, turns out though you couldn’t really tell too much and as long as they pull her hair back you really won’t be able to tell.   I just had to laugh and share this story with you, it definitely makes me re-think having sleepovers.  Luckily the little girl was fine with it and her Mom didn’t get to upset….I don’t think I could have remained as calm as she did. It was just one of those things that after it was over I had to shake my head, laugh, and think “Only at our house!” :)

What kind of sleepover mishaps have your children been involved in? Would you have remained calm in this situation?

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