Jennifer was born and raised in New Jersey, moving to the Sunshine State to attend Miami (Go Canes!). After graduation, she began a decade-long career in Sports & Event Management in South Florida, but moved to St. Augustine to become a SAHM when she and her husband, Keith, were expecting their son. She and Keith are enjoying the crazy and rewarding adventure of parenthood with their middle-school-aged son, a grumble of pugs and a hedgehog. Jennifer holds leadership roles with both the PTA and BSA and believes in the power of community involvement and volunteerism. The family can be found traveling (both locally and worldwide), trying new restaurants, and toeing the start line of road races, near and far. Jennifer owns the blog Runs With Pugs and is a freelance writer and social media consultant.
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What’s Your Mother’s Day Love Language?

Ah, Mother's Day. That magical day of the year when mothers across the country do ... exactly what they do the other 364 days the year. Let's face it, whether or not there is...
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I’m A Cool Mom, No Matter What My Kid Thinks

It's already started. The exaggerated eye rolls. The dramatic deep sighs. The "m-o-o-om, you're embarrassing me" glares. Yes, our sweet little guy is growing (at an alarming rate) into a young man, complete with a...

{Get Running} Family Races That Make St. Augustine Great

Over the last few years, the rise in the popularity of running has led to the development of more local family races, designed to support local charities and community. We are lucky to have...

Putting A Twist On Traditional Valentine’s Day Dates

Roses are red, violets are blue. I'm ready for something different. How about you?* February 14 marks Valentine's Day, a celebration of love and romance, replete with red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, long waits...
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A Nostalgic Walk Into the Past at The Venardos Circus

The circus takes place in a tent in the parking lot of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre: a proper big top, striped red and white with peaks and flags. It's not particularly large or imposing,...
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Tips for Creating the Perfect Christmas Stocking

I firmly believe the best things come in small packages; it's why I have always loved the Christmas stocking. The tradition dates back centuries when stories tell of St. Nicholas tossing three bags of gold...

Safety During The Holiday Shopping Season

There are two types of people in this world: those who count the rows between the emergency exit and their seat on the airplane and everyone else. I tend to fall into the first...

Learning to Live with Type 1 Diabetes

The human body can be a wondrous thing, an elegantly engineered system of nerves and cells and muscles and tendons, all working together in a fluid, synchronized system. For some, the body is a...
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Say “Cheese” For The Best Family Photo Locations In St. Augustine

It's that time again: family photo season! Whether they are being used for holiday photo cards, or to commemorate another year, it's always great to have those memories immortalized in photographs. We asked local moms...

Let’s Taco ‘Bout Mixing it Up to Create the Best Tacos

Mark your calendars for one of the yummiest celebrations of the year: National Taco Day on October 4. It falls on a Thursday this year and while "Taco Thursday" doesn't have the same ring...