Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Coleman.
Hi Jennifer, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I’m Jenn, with Kid Friendly Fun! I grew up in Southern California (Orange County) then moved to San Diego after college for love and my marketing/sales career. My husband Matt (my college sweetheart) is a San Diego native. I am mom of 2 boys. They are my inspiration for starting Kid.friendly.fun and wanting to find the most exciting and fun kid friendly things to do in San Diego and beyond. I love giving them new experiences and witnessing life through their eyes. I started my Instagram (kid.friendly.fun) when I was on maternity leave with my 2nd child. I always had friends asking me for recommendations, details on events, or places to go with their kids. Instagram was a great place to share all of that information. My page started out private with just family and a few friends following. Then I decided I could possibly inspire not only my friends but other moms in the area. I love how it gives me a great excuse to get out of the house and create memories and adventures with my boys. I was just trying to make the most of my time with my kids before going back to work. It turns out these are memories, I will cherish forever. I ended up becoming a stay at home mom.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Is parenting ever a smooth road? Haha, ask any mom and she’ll probably say, No! Just like life, nothing goes exactly as planned. I can go somewhere with all the intentions of doing a great post and sharing details to the community. Then one of my kids has a meltdown and I end up not doing a post at all.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a mom sharing kid friendly content to my Instagram. I share all kid friendly things to do around town and at home. I also recommend kid friendly restaurants, hotels, staycations, playground reviews, lunch box ideas, mom’s night out and party ideas. I basically share anything that would help make life easier for other moms. I want everyone to enjoy the time they have with their kids as much as possible. Since we all hear it goes by way too fast. Most of the time, I take my two boys places by myself, so I want to show other moms that they can do it too. You don’t have to stay home with kids!
Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I always put the needs of my boys and husbands ahead of my own but during the pandemic I learned how important self-care is too. I became an independent consultant for Arbonne. Just doing a face mask, getting the right nutrition or taking 5 minutes to meditate in morning can rejuvenate me and make me a better mom!
- Email: Kid.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @kid.friendly.fun