Meet our mom of the month of November, Jennifer Wolfgram! Depending on the day, you can find Jen rocking her workouts at a Stroller Strides, Body Back or Running Club class, with or without her two adorable and awesome sidekicks!
Name: Jennifer (or Jen)
Workout buddies: Grace (4) and Julia (1)
Originally from: Phoenix, AZ
Favorite thing about FIT4MOM: The community is so supportive and I love getting great workouts!
When did you join FIT4MOM? I first joined a FIT4MOM when my first was around 9 months. However, I joined the Edmonds group 1 year ago!
What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home? I am currently mom and have a photography business. I was a tax auditor. Still a CPA too.
What is your favorite food? Anything chocolate followed closely by a really good grilled cheese sandwich.
What is your favorite beverage? Coffee
What is your favorite movie? Probably Pride and Prejudice, though I have barely watched any the past 5 years.
What is your favorite book? I don't have one favorite. One of the more recent ones I read was The Martian and it was pretty good. I don't get a lot of sleep so I haven't read very many fun books the last 4-5 years.
What is one thing that people might not know about you? I played varsity basketball all 4 years of high school and was on traveling club teams before that.
You are given four free hours of babysitting, what would you do? Get a yummy coffee beverage and wander around the mall and/or home stores. I never get to meander anymore.
What is your dream kid free vacation? Australia
What is your dream family vacation? I really want to take the girls to Aulani in a couple years. Then Europe when they are older.
How has becoming a mother changed you? My heart is so full and I am always tired.
I'm happiest when… I get to see my girls experience something new and exciting. Also, when all 4 of us are snuggled on the couch together watching a game (even if baby is only there for a minute at a time).
What are three things you wish you could go back and tell yourself before having children? You are not actually busy! Travel as much as you can now. The love...heart bursting love that comes with being a mom is amazing and scary at the same time.
Fondest childhood memory: My mom and I staying up late on Christmas Eve making cookies or fudge and wrapping presents for family.
Your favorite "go to" family friendly recipe? Ugh! Meal planning is so tough right now. I am obsessed with my Instant Pot and like to make this Pork Carnitas recipe and have taco/taco salads with it. http://instantpot.com/instantpot-carnitas/Everyone (except 4 year old) loves this sausage kale stew recipe. I often add extra carrots or sweet potato and sub for kidney beans. It is pretty versatile.