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Jennifer Hunter

Jennifer Hunter
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Born and raised in the Queen City, I'm in love with its accessible big-city amenities and small-town sense of community. I worked in marketing and communications at a local bank before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two boys. I spend my time investing in my faith and family, with a side of my favorite things: writing, reading, exercise, enjoying good food and wine, encouraging other moms, and exploring my hometown.

When “Enough” is Better Than the “Best”

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When I’m on the hunt for a gift, recipe, or really any purchase, I often preface my Google search with the word “best.” The proof is in my most recent search history: Best sprinkler for...

Where to Go When You’re Out of Things to Do

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I know: it’s another list of parks, etc. around town. I also know that the warm weather is waning, and you and your kids are a little bored of the same old haunts and...

Nurturing Pint-Sized Book Lovers

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I sometimes find myself in a rut, wondering whether time together with my kids is well spent. Is our day too busy? Too open? Too structured? Too boring? Too repetitive? Educational enough? Pinterest-ing enough?...

7 Ways “Friends” Will Be There for You, Too, Moms

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Most of the characters in the 90s sitcom Friends weren’t parents, but they have been there for me through every stage of motherhood. I was 11 when Friends premiered, but it wasn’t parent-approved television in...

Pardon My Hypocrisy

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Long before we have teenagers who are proudly willing to hold a mirror to our parental hypocrisy, our young children subtly reflect our double-standards every day. My 3-year-old loves to make cookies with me. I...

Heart of CMC: OneSight

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Amid all the tests and questions at my son’s three-year well check, the nurse pulled out a binocular-like device to test his eyesight. After mesmerizing him with the colorful lights and nature sounds, she...

According to Them, You’re Doing a Great Job

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“Mommy, tell me about my day.” I recently heard someone say there is nothing longer than a toddler’s to-do list at bedtime. One of my 3-year-old son’s favorite stalling techniques (after the story, songs, prayer,...

There is Hope in Resiliency

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As humans across the globe experience degrees of grief, separation and loss through our current crisis, there is light, unity and joy in what we have gained. We grieve the physical closeness of family and...

Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First

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“Ladies, we are cruising at an altitude of three feet tall, with tantrums, interrupted sleep, and contagious illness causing turbulence ahead. In the event of extreme whininess, an oxygen mask will be released from...

Gluten-Free Grub in the Queen City

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While out to dinner at a nice restaurant in celebration of my first Valentine’s Day with my now-husband, I asked our hostess for a gluten-free menu. The waiter soon approached the table with the...