Hi! I’m Jenny! I am a writer, a reader, and a lover of learning! I am a proud farmwife. I love Pinterest and experimenting in my garden, decorating, and DIY projects! (But I’m definitely no HGTV expert). I’ve been blessed with so much more than I deserve by a gracious God. I love my incredible husband, Jason. I’m a mom to 5 energetic kids who are 12 (Maddie), 8 (Blake), 8 (Nora), 6 (David), and 4 (Arianna)! That’s right, Blake and Nora are twins. My greatest passion is loving my fun and adventurous family while creating a home that is happy and intentional.
How It All Began:
In 2010, my life changed dramatically. My first marriage ended after almost 10 years of marriage. I had 4 kids under 7 years old (and 3 of them were under 3 years old!). My life was stressful and chaotic. Divorce causes many changes in relationships and I found myself feeling very alone. I knew I had to get myself together. It seemed that no matter what I did, I couldn’t get anything done and I felt like I was sinking. My children were my priority and I knew that in order to be the mom they needed and deserved, something had to change.
Luckily God always has a plan (even though I had no idea what it was) and I was introduced to this amazing man, Jason, by a mutual friend. After a very crazy year, we got married, the kids and I were adjusting to a new community, and Arianna was born. It was chaotic, but it ended up being the biggest blessing I’ve ever received.
I started Women With Intention in late 2013 after finding myself in a new season. The oldest 3 kids were in school all day long, and David had started preschool. There were many nights I’d lay down to sleep and wonder what had happened to the day? My life wasn’t as chaotic as it had been when I had 4 babies, but I still wasn’t “getting anything done.” Sound familiar?
What It’s All About:
With it just being Ari and I at home, I knew it was time to pursue my dream of starting this blog. As a culture, women are running ragged and are more tired and stressed than ever. I started reevaluating what was important to me and realized that if I wanted to focus on my priorities, I was going to have to become intentional with my life and time.
Women With Intention was created to help you embrace your season of life (no matter which one you are in), simplify, and achieve your goals. I love helping women intentionally save money, grow in their faith, manage their home, and love their families! I will also take what I’ve learned from a failed marriage (which is a lot) and use that to help other women who are struggling in their own marriage and relationships. Each of these areas helps us balance and simplify our lives!
I believe that each woman can have it all, but not necessarily have it all at the same time!
I have many interests that I write about here at Women With Intention. Here are a few:
- Self-care (If you check out anything on this site, please check out my free self-care calendars! They have received great reviews!)
- Being a mother
- Creating a hospitable home
- Living with purpose
- Building up husbands!
- Time management and productivity
- Teaching children life skills to become productive citizens
- Saving Money
- Setting Priorities
- How to set goals with an action plan!
- Praying for our husbands
- Being kind
- Life On The Farm (I don’t write about this often but love to post pictures and updates on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter!)
I would love to connect with you! You can join the Women With Intention Facebook Page, follow me on Pinterest, Google +, Instagram, or Twitter! I’d love to share my latest posts with you on these sites! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org