Jennifer Hunter

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.

Perfectionist vs. Kids Crafting: A Sanity Check

“OH-kaay, I think you have enough glue on there, buddy!” I say as I stare at the Elmer’s puddle before me. The singsong pitch of my voice makes the controlling craft commentary ok, right?! So,...

Let Your Heart Be Light {Slowing Down This Season}

Amy Grant’s smoky-toned version of the classic song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” streams through the speaker. The room is lit by the twinkly white lights strung across our Christmas tree. There is,...

Grace-Filled Words for When You’re Weary

I have 4,029 photos on my phone. Sixty-seven of them aren’t of family, selfies or scenery. They’re words. There’s an album in my photo app dedicated entirely to grace-filled words. When I read words that...

I Hope You Had the Time of Your Life {A Reflection on 20 Years}

Before you read on, take a moment to turn on Green Day’s “Time of Your Life.” It was playing through my mind the entire time I typed this post. The ballad was my high school...

The Love Language of Food {Five Recipes with a Serving of Comfort}

If there were a sixth love language, I’m pretty sure it would be food. I mean, sure, you could file “meals” under Acts of Service or Receiving Gifts. But serving food to others (and consuming...
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You’re Not the Only One :: Healing Your Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor therapy from Elevate Physical Therapy is the best thing I didn’t know I needed. If you're concerned about healing your pelvic floor, know that you're not the only one. The standard four-week postpartum...

Finding Sun, Fun, Sand and Waves in the Midwest {A Road Trip Story}

Our firstborn was six months old the last time we visited the Atlantic Ocean. We loaded the car with an excess of bulky beach and baby gear because… first kid. Did I mention it was...

The Unsung Heroes of Parenting {Celebrating Father Figures}

Dads are often the unsung heroes of parenting. My mom naturally exuded affection, and I gravitated to her for advice when my tears fell or for comfort when I needed a hug. I couldn’t truly...

A Wrinkle of Wisdom {Embrace Who You’re Becoming}

My grandmother once told me she still felt like a young girl. She was 85 at the time. Her body was slowly failing her. She had eyes that hindered her beloved book consumption. A hip...

Confessions of a Mom Brain {And 3 Remedies to Try}

I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Friends told me about “pregnancy brain” - the forgetfulness that comes with carrying a child, supposedly because the growing baby soaks up all your brainpower. “Oh, that’s a...