Hi! I’m Jenni, the mom.
And I’m Maddie, the teen!
Welcome to our site. We decided to try our hand at blogging and thought it would be perfect to compare/contrast the thoughts of a teenager and her mom. We think you’ll be able to relate to our thoughts, situations, and life and at times, we’d love your input as well!
A little about us: we live in a very rural setting on 32 acres in New York State. Jenni is a high school math teacher and Maddie is an 8th grader. Both schools are PK-12 buildings with approximately 380 students each! Yep, small. Living with us is “Bubs” our husband/dad, our golden retriever Colden, and cat, Amy.
I, Jenni, am an avid waterskier trying to ski as often as possible here in the chilly Northeast. I enjoy exercise, the outdoors, all forms of skiing, hiking, camping, reading books, and feeding my family healthy meals. As a math teacher, I obviously love numbers. Lots of my time is spent on our budget, reading about FIRE (financial independence, retire early), and keeping the family accountable. I listen to Dave Ramsey podcasts on my way home from work and Trim Healthy Mama podcasts on my way to work.
Hi! I’m Maddie. I love swimming! Both competitively and freely. My favorite subject is social studies because for some reason I just love our county’s history! I am currently in love with Grey’s Anatomy which my mom hates but that’s ok! I like to read and hang out with my friends and pets. Camping is something I love too. I have made many friends over the four years I’ve been going to camp. Here’s one weird fact about me, I love boxes. If a box is big enough for me to fit into then I’ll go in it! It sounds insane but like my best friend says, “Aren’t we all a little crazy?!”