Jennifer Hunter

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.

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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...

These Cookies are Gluten-Free? No Way!

Soon after changing my diet to omit gluten, my friend offered me a packaged brownie. When I asked if it had gluten, she checked the label and replied, “No, it just has flour.” This...

7 Book Recs From a Seasoned Book Club

When I tell people I’ve been in the same book club for 12 years, their next question is, “What are some of your favorites?” My fleeting memory in this sleep-deprived stage of motherhood causes...

You Can Do Hard Things

When I was 28 weeks pregnant, I “failed” my first test for gestational diabetes, so I had to take the three-hour test in the OB’s office. The test requires fasting after midnight (hungry pregnant...