Author Archives: jennifershere


Life Without So Many Kids

I’ve heard of this concept like a tall tale. I’ve been a Mommy for 23 1/2 years now. I haven’t had “only” three kids in over 16 years and I admit I have no clue how to cook for just 5 people.  I lost count of how many years I had 3 kids in diapers and although breastfeeding is becoming a distant memory, I did it for 11 years.  There was a period of time I felt like I was always pregnant and when people ask me how I did it back then I have no idea how to respond.  It was just my life and I tackled it like I do everything else – hopefully with passion and love and a little bit of crazy.  I have no negative memories, no regret and I don’t recall that time as being particularly difficult, but I’m glad it’s over.  I have no baby fever, no missing of little ones pitter pattering around, no puppy syndrome.  I loved it, I embraced and enjoyed it – stress and all – and I’m glad it’s in the past. Continue reading

Clothing Wardrobe Update

Writing about minimizing forces me to really look at what I own, what I use and what’s important to me. For me, clothing is the easiest place to downsize because I can count what I have and downsize accordingly.  This number includes things I’ve ordered but not received.  A couple things I won’t get until January.  I do have some things on a list – mostly to replace items I already have, but not in every case – a couple things are items I realized I would really use once all the junk was out of the way.  Since starting this journey I’ve downsized so much it’s incredible. Continue reading

Me with my 5:20 shirt - it's the time we meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays but I tell people it's my minute mile....

Race Recap

I did a race recap a couple months ago.  I highlighted three races I ran this Spring.  Then another post on a 5K I ran.  Here’s the next recap for three other races that I ran this summer.  Good times!!! Continue reading

Tip of the Iceberg --- Image by © Ralph A. Clevenger/CORBIS

Real Life

My life as people see it isn’t the same as my real life.  Not because I try to embellish because I feel I’m genuine with what I post on social media.  It’s just very two dimensional in a 3D world.  It’s the tip of the iceberg, the part I want to show, my best foot forward. Continue reading


Training For A Half Marathon

I decided in July to run a half marathon.  I talked with my friend, Shauna about a good one and she reminded me of Bizz Johnson in October.  It’s located 2 hours from where I live, is a net down, on beautiful trails and it’s one that’s in my neighborhood that I’ve never run before.  Perfect!!!   Continue reading