meet a mama – jenny

I think it was Oprah who once declared that being a stay-at-home mum is the hardest job on the planet.  Having attempted to do it full time for about 18 months myself, I would have to agree!  So I take my hat off to all you clever stay at home mamas out there, including this gorgeous one, Jenny …

Tell us a bit about you, fabulous you!
I’m Jenny – wife to Robert for almost six years and (stay-at-home) mum to Oscar for three-and-a-half years. I’m 30. I have a wonderful family. I love laughing, travelling, eating (!), music, DVDs, walking, adventures, and proof-reading (yes, I’m serious!).

Before motherhood I was a youth worker and office manager. Nowadays, besides running around after a three year old and all his activities, I help run a little fair trade stall with Robert at a couple of local monthly markets, selling fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and handicrafts.

I’m not much of a housewife and I’m a terrible, unmotivated cook. But on the plus side, I’ve recently started learning to crochet and am attempting to grow a green thumb!

Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by people who have strong values and are set on making a positive difference in the world. Especially those who are passionate about social justice and poverty, the environment, fair trade and eco-friendliness.

What cant you live without?
My family – I have such an incredible support network with my parents, my sister and brother-in-law, my inlaws, and extended family.

Do you have a favourite blog/s?
I love many different blogs, too many to mention. I’ve been blogging myself for almost nine years, and love my friends’ blogs. My absolute favourite is my husband’s, The Howie, although he is a bit of a slacker in regular posting at the moment. I also really enjoy 1000 Homes of Happiness, Foxs Lane and Little Eco Footprints. And of course, a new favourite is this one!

How do you like to spend your spare time?
Reading, watching old TV shows I love on DVD, crocheting, pottering around, napping!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
To be honest, I have no idea! Hopefully we will have found a way to buy our own home and work hard at making it “ours”. Our son will be at school and I hope to be able to volunteer there as well as elsewhere. Maybe we’ll be a little more “well-travelled” too.

What is your favourite quote?
One I stumbled across recently and is still ringing in my ears is from Albert Einstein – “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

Where can we find you?
On my own blog – Just Plodding Along




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