Hey there! I’m Jen, a stay-at-home-mom in Centerville (a suburb of Dayton, Ohio) who absolutely loves raising her three-year-old son and finding fun ways to do it. When I left a wonderful career in campus recruiting and human resources, my son was six months old. At first I felt excited! Free! Then, busy… Overwhelmed. Bored. Lonely. DESPERATE. Soon enough I realized that there had to be more to this new life than cleaning my house, running errands and playing alone with my son all the time. I am a born social butterfly (with a BA in Communication, so there you go) and I craved a way to connect with other moms in the area, find out about local places and events to visit with my son, and share my ups and downs with anyone who’d love to listen. So in 2014, I bought a domain name and gave it a shot.
Modern Dayton Mom is many things to me. It’s my way of sharing fun things with other local moms, especially those (like me) who are constantly looking for something new and exciting to do with their little ones. It’s my way to help connect families with local businesses and organizations, parks, libraries, attractions, and other venues that make the Miami Valley so special and fun for our kids. I LOVE spreading the love! But more than anything, it’s my way of sharing it all from a local Dayton mom’s perspective – the ups, the downs, the moments that make being a mom in this city so great.
I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. 🙂
(Photography by Jenni Harrold Photography)