I am excited to start this new series of mom of the week. We will be featuring throughout weeks we will be featured moms and asking them questions to get to know some amazing moms that I have been lucky enough to know. I want to introduce our first featured mom Jennifer Auer.
You are a blogger, so please tell us your website.
Jersey Family Fun, www.jerseyfamilyfun.com
Tell us a little about you: where you live, are you married, do you have kids or pets, what are your hobbies, etc.
I live in New Jersey. I am married with 3 boys and a dog. My hobbies are being out and about with my boys and exploring new places.
What is the best thing about being a mama?
I love that my boys still love hugs, kisses, and bedtime songs even though they are getting older.
What is one thing (if any) that has surprised you about being a mama?
It’s been surprising how difficult some milestones can be like watching them riding a bike, walk home from school, having a phone.
What is your best family memory thus far?
That’s a touchy one. One of my favorite memories is taking my boys to Disneyworld with their grandparents. It was their first time and it was great to have them experience that with us and their grandparents.
What is one thing you enjoy doing as a family?
Taking trips together. (You can read about New Jersey attractions and other places like Minnesota attractions too for the family.)
How did you find your mama tribe?
I found many of my close friends through activities my kids are in. When they were younger it was through church playgroups and MOPS. As they get older it’s through soccer and school volunteer activities.
If you could leave a note to your younger self but only one sentence to what would you say?
Great things will happen through your hard work.
What advice/tip would you give a mom in your expertise field?
It is possible to find affordable family fun in your community and across your state. You don’t need to break the bank or have a large budget to create fabulous family memories. (My whole site Jersey Family Fun pretty much shares ideas to do that.)
Is there anything else you’d like us to share about you? Fun Facts?
I can tell you the name of all 21 New Jersey counties by heart. I am in charge of Box Tops for my children’s schools.
Wife of one and mother of two (twins). Raising a family in the midwest. Lover of Netflix, crime shows and summer. Founder of The Expecting Mamas Network.