Hi, I’m Jennifer. I’m a stay at home mama to my little boy, Chewy πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ I started Persist Mama as a creative outlet to break my Facebook addiction of mindless scrolling and political arguments with friends and family πŸ˜† Really, I just want to connect with other mama’s out there since it seems to be such a struggle IRL when you become a new mom and you’re home ALL. THE. TIME. Pretty much seeking my village 🏘

So a little about me…

I moved to a new town while eight months pregnant in the summer of 2015 β˜€οΈπŸ€°πŸ»πŸ˜… I’m an introvert. Let’s just say with Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/OCD and EXTREME sleep deprivation in a new town where you don’t really know anyone, an introvert, lack of community for new mama’s, and a “geriatric” SAHM, the odds are kind of stacked against you finding your villageπŸ€°πŸ»πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘ So I figured I’d create one here in hopes to help mama’s with the same struggles. Those who want to be home with their littles, but trying to find that balance of work, family, and much needed self-care πŸ‘ͺπŸ’»πŸ’†πŸ»πŸ’… We HAVE to take care of ourselves first before we can take care of others.

Chewy is my everything and I enjoy spending my days with him. I am beyond grateful I can be home with him. He is the silliest, sweetest, stubbornest, wildest ball of energy πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ˜œ My husband loves his job and thankfully it’s fairly flexible to help me wrangle the persistent little guy. My husband’s job is the reason we moved to our new town. I also want to say he probably cooks and cleans more than I do πŸ‘¨πŸ»πŸ³ FOR REAL. I’m sure my INFP personality has something to do with it β›…οΈπŸŒˆπŸ¦„πŸ“šπŸŒβœ¨ He drives me a bit crazy sometimes as an ESTJ and his nonstop chattering and logicalness. He’s always talking to himself, or singing and rapping about something silly 🎀 And as crazy as he drives me sometimes, he is the best daddy and husband a woman could ask for πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’ Speaking of driving me crazy 😜 Our house is almost 100 years old, tall ceilings and walls practically made of cement that echo like we’re living in a cave. Don’t even get me started on the creaking floors, doors, and washer and dryer located in the basement 🏠πŸšͺπŸ™‰ Did I mention not only am I an introvert, but also a highly sensitive person? Yeah, I have issues 😩 Oh, and Chewy is basically a mini version of his daddy πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘¨πŸ» He did get his stubbornness, sass, and hangry issues from me though. Let’s just say I’m one exhausted geriatric mama πŸ˜΄πŸ‘΅πŸ» So why not run a blog and online business too, right? πŸ‘πŸ’»πŸ‘ͺ

I hope you find something around here interesting or helpful. Or just want a new blogging mama friend if you can relate to any of this. I’m multi-passionate and all over the place. I’ve bought three domain names and have procrastinated for months now with getting this blog going. I consider myself a semi-crunchy mama. Feminist. Idealist. Cali born, North Carolina raised. Pet sitter of 10+ years. I ❀️🐢🐱 Nature grounds me πŸŒ²πŸ¦‰ I also love architecture and design, so it’s no surprise my favorite places are Asheville and Paris πŸ₯πŸ‡«πŸ‡· And Costa Rica πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­πŸ’πŸŒ΄ I love to travel and crave more of it. My grandfather was a pilot for Pan Am πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€βœˆοΈβœˆοΈπŸŒŽ So travel is pretty much in my blood.

I’d love for you to follow along on this journey as we make our dreams come true ✨ I’ll provide not only lots of tips, but implementation too along the way. It won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it. Persist, Mama!βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ

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