Hello, I’m Jen, a Gen X Mom and Catholic convert trying to survive parenting in the 21st Century. As such, I’m a helicopter parent! Motherhood is the greatest adventure and blessing of my life. I believe children are a gift from the Lord. Thank you, God, for my children.
I was blessed with my first child, Juliette, in 1997. I lost two babies in separate miscarriages before the birth of my son, Sullivan, who miraculously came along in 2005. Despite all odds, our family was completed in 2007 with the birth of my baby girl Bridgette. In 2018, I became Nanny Poppins to my granddaughter Willow, Juliette’s little girl.
Classic Gen X Mom and Helicopter Parent
My experience in motherhood is reflective of my generation, Generation X. I waited until I was older to have kids, which is one of the things that makes me a classic Gen X mom. After I graduated from college, all I could think about was paying down student loan debt. I was almost 30 when Juliette was born and almost 40 when Bridgette came along. Most significantly, I’m a helicopter parent and (mostly) proud of it! Is there anything else for a mother to be in the 21st Century? It’s crazy out there.
Like every Gen X mom I know, I value work-life balance. I am willing to make almost any sacrifice to be able to maintain flexibility in my career — position, recognition, money. My kids mean everything to me.
Over the last 25 years, I’ve worked in public relations and journalism. I earned my accreditation in PR in 2006.
You might enjoy these “mom posts”
Are you a Gen X Mom? Helicopter parent? What makes you different from Baby Boomer or Millennial moms?