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About Me

My name is Jenn (if the domain name didn’t clue you in). I’m 31 years old and I live in the rural countryside, though I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I was born on June 13th, 1984. I come from a semi-dysfunctional family consisting of divorced parents and two teenage brothers (half-brothers, if you want to get technical). I have been independent, self-sufficient and somewhat stubborn since childhood, and as I’ve gotten older those qualities have served me well…most of the time, anyway. ;)


About My Family

I’m married to a wonderful man named Daniel. We have been together for over 15 years (married for the last eleven of those); you can read more about us here. We are blessed with two lovely children (often referred to as sproglets or simply sprogs) – Alyssa, our dramatic and super-artistic eleven year old daughter, and Ryan, our bubbly, loves-all-things-STEM, autistic nine year old son. Both of our children are amazing – strong, outgoing, smart, sweet little people. Alyssa is in fifth grade, and Ryan is in fourth grade, and both are in gifted programs.

In addition to the husband and the kidlets, I also have ten cats, a seven year old Pug named Leah, and a handful of smaller creatures who live in cages and tanks: I have a Betta fish; Dan has a Mollie fish; Alyssa has a Betta, a couple of Tetras and a red-tailed boa constrictor snake; and Ryan has a hamster, bearded dragon, and a Russian tortoise. Despite my love for cats we don’t purposely have as many as we do – our taking in of strays is what keeps the numbers up!

A Fatter Me

I used to be twice my size (literally), and then some. I had gastric bypass surgery on November 18th, 2009, and have since gotten down to 160 lbs. You can read more about that by checking out the posts tagged with gastric bypass.

What I Do

I’m a mother, I’m a wife, and a housewife, but I also work from home full time doing freelance writing, search engine optimization & social media optimization, and the occasional blogging gig. When I do have a few free moments, you can find me watching television, reading, writing, listening to music, or most likely, taking photos with my digital camera (check me out on Flickr!), a glorious & beautiful Nikon D7000 that Dan gave me for Christmas in 2012.

Blogging History

I started keeping an online journal in 1998 with and then From there I transitioned to and eventually and, where I wrote and formatted the HTML for my journal entries by hand, and uploaded them manually. I was hosted on a now-defunct domain until September of 2001, when I purchased my first domain name, From then until January 1st, 2007, I went through many domain name changes (more well known ones of mine include and before settling at

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Page last updated on 12/29/2015.