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'!


JustKiddin is for parents of elementary-aged children. From that adorable first day of school, through the end of fifth grade, kids go through a variety of developmental and emotional changes…not to mention experiencing a few lost teeth, the first signs of “tweendom” and the cuddly cuteness that only kids have.

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MomTalk is a place where moms can share, listen, learn or just enjoy. In establishing MomTalk, Onslow’s goal was to create an online community focused on healthy parenting. We’ll provide healthy information that moms can use, but ultimately we hope the moms in Onslow County will build MomTalk Forums in a place that is special and helpful for them. The entire online community will successfully grow as moms join and participate in Groups, follow Twitter posts or subscribe to any of the blogs (listed below). The more moms become active in any of these communities, the more healthy the community becomes. The MomTalk site itself is a starting point to explore all of Onslow’s social media destinations.

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This new site will allow moms to get a birds eye view of the latest happenings across the entire MomTalk community. See the latest blog posts, the trending topics on the blogs,  the latest forum discussions and a weekly health tip.


TummyTime is all about pregnancy and the first three months of baby’s life. We welcome moms who are expecting their first, second, even sixth baby! And, if you’ve delivered in the past year and wish to impart your wisdom in this area, feel free to join us! Take part in discussions on Twitter and the TummyTime blog.


CuddleBugs focuses on that cute but often challenging phase between infant and 5 years. Got wisdom, questions or humor (especially humor)? CuddleBugs wants you. You’ll find parents engaging in more conversations on Twitter and the blog.


Middle schoolers really are caught in the middle – not quite “kids”, but also not yet “teens.” Join up here to share your experiences and learn about others’ for this unique parenting phase. Connect with other parents of middle schoolers on the blog or on Twitter.


RealiTeen provides parents a way to initiate or monitor discussions about teen parenting and health. No shortage of lively conversation about teenagers! As with all the parenting phase groups, you can follow on Twitter or join the blog.


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