About Jen


Photo by Tiffani Jedlicka Photography

Photo by Tiffani Jedlicka Photography

I’m Jen, a thirtysomething wife, mom, stepmom, teacher, freelance writer, PhD student, and amateur photographer. When I’m not blogging, I enjoy Zumba, running (OK. . .jogging), thrift store shopping, reading, and eating pizza.


My writing has appeared in online publications including, The Glass Coin, 50 to 1, Thinking Ten, Six Sentences, and JM Prescott’s blog. My flash fiction has appeared in print anthologies including Mind Games and The Mysterious Dr. RamseyI currently freelance for MOMAHA.COM, the Omaha World-Herald’s online mom site.


In addition to freelance writing, I work with family and mom-friendly businesses to reach their career and marketing goals through social media management and marketing, advertising, and sponsorship campaigns. Contact jen@livlaughlove.com for more information and to tailor a campaign to suit your company’s needs.


I hold a B.A. in Journalism (Public Relations) with a co-major in Political Science from a highly rated private university in the Midwest. I also received my M.S. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. I am currently taking courses towards my PhD in Instructional Technology.


My Boys

J. and I were married in 2008 in Jamaica. My husband is my best friend, and he came with “the boy”, my teenage stepson who is a great kid, thanks in part to his awesome mom and stepdad, whom he spends most of the year with. I love my boys.

Liv, 5, is the namesake of this blog. My little Frozen-loving, dancing, singing, reading sweetie is who keeps me writing. Read more about our Livvy on the blog.
The Girls

Last but not least are the girls. Dotty and Layla are the rats, the girls, the best friends of Liv and the boy. Read their story here.

This blog is my labor of love. Thank you for visiting. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. jen@livlaughlove.com.

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