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'!

david-frederiksen

I’m  David Frederiksen, and I enjoy the coastal life, with my wife Julie and our two daughters, Olivia, 9, and Zoe, 4. I am a writer and work in the marketing and public relations field. I also serve as editor-in-chief of southeastern North Carolina’s first men’s magazine called Men, Ink. Growing up, I moved around a lot – Ohio, Georgia, North and South Carolina. For me, transition and relocation were constant companions. In all these places I met a lot of wonderful people, and that continues today by having the opportunity to share my life with you. Beyond running, reading and writing, however, what interests me most – and what brings me here to this fine blog – is raising my two daughters. I promise no definitive answers, just observations, experiences and musings on my parenting experiences thus far. What I also promise is honesty, enthusiasm and a genuine willingness to work with you – our MomTalk readers and commenters – as together we figure out this thing called parenting.

 

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