Jean is a mom of two, a member of MOTR (Mommy On The Run), and a research scientist at a major chemical company.
How many children do you have? I have nine- and five-year-old boys.
What’s your favorite parenting tip? Perfection is highly over-rated. If everyone is alive, fed, clean, and in bed at the end of the day, I consider it success.
What has surprised you most about parenting? How much I sound like my mom now. That, and how special it is to have those hugs from my boys.
How do you get your kids to eat healthy food? I just buy it. They are growing so fast that they eat constantly. I just have to hand them something, and they eat it!
How do you work exercise into your family’s life? The kids are always moving–basketball, soccer, bikes–and I make it a priority to run a few times each week. My husband is a tougher case, I have to push him out the door or plan activities or classes for him. He enjoys it, he just doesn’t plan for it, so I do that part for him.
How do you recharge your batteries? A long run either with my friends or plugged into some good tunes usually does the trick.