Greetings! My name is Jenny Ingram. I’ve lived here almost 10 years, have been married for 14 years, and have 3 kids… just taking life one day at time. Of course, there is always more to a story than meets the eye. Most of my story is “punctuated” by my children. I credit them for not only my frequent occasional battles with insanity, but for the rebirth of my passion for writing. Look, this is our most recent family picture. Like I said, insanity:
Seriously. This was our Christmas card.
My muse is my role as “mom”, but like a tree — there are branches. I started writing at Jenny on the Spot (my personal blog) 5 years ago as an outlet for creativity and sanity. It started as a “mommy” blog but has shifted to include other parts of who I am as well. It is there I “get my silly on”. In December I joined Type-A Mom as their Just for Moms editor. I absolutely love being connected with other moms… sharing, encouraging, crying out for help… And now this! I get to combine my “mom-side” with my community! So awesome!
So, for my first post here, I would like to take a moment to
introduce myself to you. If you are choosing to use a portion of
your time to read these words, the least I can to is let you know
what you are wasting spending time on… I
figure the best way to get to know me is through the eyes of my
children. They are honest little creatures! I recently asked them a
few questions about me. Their answers are in order of my children’s
age: Joel (9), Olivia (6) and Lucy (4):
What is Mommy’s favorite food?
J: Oreos. (My son insists I hide hundreds of bags of them in my closet.)
O: Chocolate. (Uh… YEAH!)
L: Salad. (Sure, I eat that… after I finish all my Oreos and chocolate… I am ALL about priorities!)
If I were a cartoon character, who would I
J: Jenny Dazzles.
O: A friend of Yogi Bear. (???)
L: Jenny. (I must be half-cartoon to my 4 year-old!)
How do you know I love you?
J: Because I have good personality. (And a STRONG sense of self…)
O: A lot of times you are nice to me. (I’m thankful she chose “a lot” instead of “sometimes”)
L: Cuz you let me do laundry clothes with you. (Yes, she LOVES to help with laundry)
What is my job?
J: To clean.
O: Keeping your kids calm. (Are you laughing? I am totally laughing!)
L: Fixing lights.
What am I really good at?
J: Dancing. *curtsey*
L: Pouring milk and getting cereal. *takes a bow*
What am I NOT good at?
J: Video games. (He’s never seen me play Ms. Pacman! Gonna have to take care of that!)
O: Patience. (Her insight makes me shiver…)
L: Carrying that table (points to my desk)
And there you have it — the down and dirty from my kids. I feel like I can begin now.
I am excited to have the opportunity to write here. I look forward to not only sharing my own thoughts, but hearing and sharing yours. I hope to write not only about my experiences in motherhood, but share local stories of motherhood/parenting/family goodness… We’ll go to the park, check out low-tide, discover the fun things happening in our community that we can share with our children… If you have questions, comments or ideas for things to post… I am open to suggestions! Please do not hesitate to contact me – via comment or email me at: momonthespot [at] gmail [dot] com.
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