Today is the day I finally decided to take the plunge into blogging, and I could not be more excited! I have always loved writing and am now hoping to put that love into something I enjoy and that will help others.
A little bit of background on my family and me: My name is Jennifer and I am the proud nerd mom of a rambunctious toddler boy and sassy baby girl. I am also the proud wife of a brilliant and funny nerd dad. My husband and I bonded over a shared love of nerd culture, and we look forward to hopefully passing some of that love on to our kids. We had a Lord of the Rings themed wedding, we see every new Star Wars movie in theaters on opening night, and we enjoy spending our evenings reading and playing video games.
When I had my son, I was working in a job I didn’t love, in a field that wasn’t my first choice. But, you know, student loans (spoiler alert: they suck). I enjoyed my 12 weeks of maternity leave, but when I went back to work, I was heartbroken. I was working long hours in an environment that wasn’t conducive to pumping, but worst of all, I felt like I was missing some of the most important moments with my son. I felt like a failure.
I wanted to quit working to be a stay-at-home mom then and there. It wasn’t until after I had my daughter that I could actually do it. I have never felt so lucky. Now that I am out of the career that wasn’t working for me, I can focus on doing what I want.
I created The Nerd Mom blog to reach out to moms and provide advice, ideas, and anecdotes on parenting with a flair for nerd culture. You do not need to be a huge nerd to get something from my blog; in fact, many posts may be more general in nature. But they say to write about what you love. Mommies with all kinds of interests and from all walks of life are invited to check out the posts. We are all in this together on this crazy journey called motherhood!