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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.

Love Found in the Stacks {National Library Lovers Month}

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When I learned that February is National Library Lovers Month, I felt compelled to confess my own library love affair. According to the National Day Calendar, National Library Lovers Month is “dedicated to the people...

5 Ways to Level Up Your Veggie Game

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Don’t tell my kids, but I struggled with vegetables as a kid. My mom is a great cook, who tried her hardest to pique our interest in vegetables. She prepared them every which way but...

The Lesson of the Tortoise in a Culture of Hares

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How often do you find yourself in a hurry? It’s an innate trait in my toolbox, and I use it even when we’re not late. I have a plan for when I want to arrive...

When Holding On is Holding Them Back

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A few years ago, we bought into the balance bike trend – small bikes without pedals or training wheels – and it proved to be a fairly smooth transition for our oldest son to...

When Our Kids Catch the Marketing Bug

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I made a rookie parenting mistake. I left a toy catalog open on the kitchen table... right at a 4-year-old’s eye level. “Ooooo, what’s this? I want that! And this! I want this for my...

{Mis}Adventures in Family Vacationing

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A half-hour before our van broke down in the mountains, I thought about how unexpectedly well our drive was going. We were on our way to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, our first-ever seven-day...

Step Out of Traffic {Finding Calm in the Chaos}

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Be still. Stop fighting. Surrender your anxiety. Step out of traffic. These are all translations of a well-known Bible verse, Psalm 46:10. You’ll find the most common translation “Be still” printed on pillows, mugs and farmhouse chic signs...

Gardening with Kids… and a Brown Thumb

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Our annual family trip to the local garden store feels like spring’s Christmas. There are rows upon organized rows of lush greens, vibrant blooms, and budding saplings. Blossoms cascade from hanging baskets above and gravel...

Why I Vote with Kids in Tow

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On May 2 in my community, we have a critical school levy on the ballot. The kids and I will wear our vote on our sleeves by sporting school colors on Election Day. Of course,...

Parenting Confession: I Haven’t Done This Before

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Our book club celebrated our 15th anniversary this winter. We started in our mid-20s, when we chatted past midnight on a Thursday and regaled each other with stories from nights around town. We’ve since celebrated...