About

Hi! Thank you for stopping Balancing the Busy.

I’m Jen and like a lot of people, I am constantly trying to create balance in my busy world. I’m a mom to a charming, athletic boy and to a thoughtful, talented young lady. I can often be found at a soccer game, working out or shopping for a great bargain. I am lucky to be married to my best friend, but I still like to make time for a girl’s night out. We live in the town I was raised in and while I cherish my roots, there are so many places in the world I would love to see. We’re slowly checking places off that list!

I am a recovering people pleaser, yet thrive on my addiction to books, music and coffee. I practice pilates and weight lift for equal parts of mind/body therapy. Eating healthy is a huge priority, but so is food that tastes amazing.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from California State University, Sacramento. When this blog began it was my only creative outlet using those writing skills. Today I have been the successful editor of two magazine and am presently a freelance writer and editor. You will read a book completed by me — someday!

So how do we fit it all in, getting the dirty work done and still making time for the things that matter most? Life is short and I have dreams to live out! Oh, and bills to pay……

Balancing the Busy reminds readers that life is meant to be enjoyed, that surrounding ourselves with the people and things that we love will help us thrive. You will find practical ideas to help simplify your life, projects to add the fun into the busy, my own bits of “wisdom” about life and encouragement to practice taking care of yourself.

I could not be happier that you are here with me. If we can’t create more hours in the day, we can at least make the most of balancing the busy!!

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