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'!


My name is Tammy Summers. I am originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University. For fifteen years, I have been teaching here in North Carolina. Over this time, I have had the opportunity to work with students of all grade levels. I thoroughly enjoy my work and look forward to helping my students succeed. I am the mother of three children. One is a cute, curious, two- year-old boy. My middle child is a loving, creative, nine-year-old girl. The oldest is a helpful, dependable, eleven year-old son. Each of them are special in their own way. It is interesting having two children in the tween stage, especially with one being a girl and the other being a boy. I like to observe them in different situations to see how each one will respond. Even though these two are close in age, they can view things so differently. Sometimes I am surprised at the outcome. This past spring, I had my first book published. It is about a tween boy and the decisions he makes and how those decisions impact his life and the lives of those around him. With some advice from his parents and a desire to do the right thing, he makes choices that touch the lives of others in ways he never expected. It is a practical book that teaches children to think before they make decisions and encourages them to make right choices. A burden on my heart for our youth inspired me to write this book. I am very excited to be a part of Mom Talk and I am looking forward to the many opportunities we will have to chat about our children. A wealth of information awaits us as we inform, encourage, share, and support each other. Please feel free to join in the discussions. I am looking forward to hearing from you.


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