12 Feb Jennifer Wroniewicz
Her Story… Jennifer Wroniewicz and husband Dave, have been married almost 17 years. They have two children a boy, 13 and a girl 11 and they currently live in Northern Virginia. Jennifer is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) for an association, but works from home. She loves her job and the sense of accomplishment it brings to her world. In her free time she volunteers for the PTA and serves on the Chapter Advisory Board for her sorority at a local university. She loves to read, cook, watch tv and spend lots of time laughing with her family.
Check out our interview with this #MommyMaven below…
Boss Up GIRL! Co.: Tell us the funniest “mom story” that has happened to you recently?
#MommyMaven: Most of my funny moments come from my kids trying to prove I’m not “hip”. I have no problem embarrassing them. I was once dared to wear a pirate’s eye patch into the grocery store. DONE! They don’t dare me to do things any more.”
Boss Up GIRL! Co.: As a mom juggling kids, husband and a career, what do you do for self-care or “me time” ?
#MommyMaven: This is the hardest part, right? Moms are typically last in this equation, but as my kids have gotten older I have learned the importance of taking care of myself. I take ‘me time’ when/where I can find it. A solo trip to Star Bucks or a manicure. Plus I travel quite a bit with my job, so having a few nights away in a hotel room is never a bad thing.
Boss Up GIRL! Co.: #DateNightGoals: How do you make your marriage a priority, while balancing home and kids?
#MommyMaven: We have no problem telling the kids that we are having Mom & Dad time. Whether we go out or choose to stay in, we try to spend alone time together every day. I’m a planner, so I will build that into my calendar. A lot of times, we simply feed the kids early and enjoy a quiet dinner together or watch tv.
#MOMMYMAVEN TIPS & ADVICE:
Boss Up GIRL! Co.: What tip would you give for staying organized?
#MommyMaven: I love my calendar. Now that my kids are older and have phones (well almost everyone has a phone) I use Cozi (free app) & I also have a white board calendar in the kitchen. Each month I write everything on the calendar. Each family member is designated by a color. Then on Sunday nights at dinner, we review the week ahead.
Boss Up GIRL! Co.: What advice would you give to a New Mommy starting a family while managing a career?
#MommyMaven: New moms have it the hardest. They are in the ‘trenches’ – hopefully they have a good partner. My best advice is use your partner. When I was traveling a lot for work, I would prepare meals ahead, have the laundry done and house cleaned before I left for my trip. I was exhausted before I even got on a plane. That is not sustainable. I talked with my husband and realized he didn’t need me to do those things. He was fine to figure out meals on his own and manage homework/chores etc. That took a lot of pressure of me. Sure, we didn’t do things the same way, but things got done. It’s good for kids to see how parents handle things differently.
Boss Up GIRL! Co.: Give whatever advice or tip you believe would be very valuable to another “Mommy Maven”
#MommyMaven: Do It YOUR Way. There’s no right or wrong way to manage work and home. Everyone has advice and everyone has an opinion. Do what feels right for YOUR family and move forward.
Thanks Jen for sharing your story with our #BossUpGIRL community! We are always so inspired by the level of pride and effort you put into being the ULTIMATE #MommyMaven. Today we celebrate you 🙂
Love, Jasmine, Tyra & the entire #BossUpGIRL Squad!