Sipping with Jen and Wen

HoorayIn our new monthly series, we’ll be talking with a mom we think is rocking motherhood and deserves to be celebrated.
To kick off the series, we wanted to introduce ourselves to you.

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Jen & Wen sipping on prosecco over the summer.

Jen

  • How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
    • Blake 6, Brooke will be 4 in two weeks
  • What is your 9 to 5?
    • Client Manager for a Benefits Outsourcing Company; co-creator of My Bubbles And Bubbly
  • Describe motherhood in three words
    • Hardest job ever!!
  • Picture this – you’re home alone, what series are you binge watching?
    • Currently I am binge watching The Office (although I have already watched the series but I love it so I am re-watching!) but I also just binged Veep
  • Speaking of TV, which TV/movie mom do you relate to the most?
    • Claire from Modern Family
  • We love discovering new beauty products, which are your favorites?
    • I love Coola Mineral Sunscreen, CoverGirl Last Blast Mascara (I rarely leave the house without it!) and Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion
  • Where is your happy place?
    • On a lake in a boat
  • What is your most loved item in your closet right now?
    • Yoga pants (I work from home 4 days a week)
  • What is your drink of choice?
    • I typically only drink water during the day and I do not drink coffee so with that in mind
    • Alcoholic: Pinot Grigio or Prosecco
    • Non Alcoholic: On the rare occasion I love a Mt. Dew
  • We know mom time is precious, what do you like to do when you have some me time?
    • Read a book in the quiet!!
  • Money is no object, what is one thing you want?
    • I would love a lake house
  • Since we focus on Chicagoland – kids activities, family fun, and date nights, what are your go-to places for each?
    • We go up to Lake Geneva, WI all the time. The kids love being around the lake and they have a ton of great hotels and resorts
    • My husband and I have a Coopers Hawk Wine Club membership so we do like to frequent there for dinners and date nights
    • Locally in the summer we love to go to the Three Oaks Recreation park in Crystal Lake. The kids play by the water and we can enjoy a drink

Wen

  • How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
    • Adelyn, 6
  • What is your 9 to 5?
    • business development, marketing, meetings, events, and academic scheduling in higher ed; co-creator for My Bubbles And Bubbly
  • Describe motherhood in three words
    • Find Your Tribe — I say this as someone who does not have family around and having those moms you can count on to vent with, takes your child when you are running late and who loves your child has made this mom thing easier
  • Picture this – you’re home alone, what series are you binge watching?
    • Right now I’m binge watching Ozark
  • Speaking of TV, which TV/movie mom do you relate to the most?
    • Renata Klein, from Big Little Lies – it’s the only current show I’ve watched with moms, but I relate to her being a working mom, always adding another commitment, and needing to go into mama bear mode a few times recently (and would love to have her house!)
  • We love discovering new beauty products, which are your favorites?
    • Beautycounter’s cleansing balm is my go-to with our winter weather, my new mascara love is the Maybelline Gigi Hadid and my splurge is Dior Addict Lip Glow
  • Where is your happy place?
    • sitting near the water in the sun
  • What is your most loved item in your closet right now?
    • my Athleta joggers – I’ve worn them to pilates and work – the zipper detail dresses them up!
  • What is your drink of choice?
    • Coffee to start my day, maybe a second depends on how early my day started, water throughout, maybe a cherry coke or iced tea
    • Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio or Prosecco if I’m home; Dirty Martini if I’m out
  • We know mom time is precious, what do you like to do when you have some me time?
    • Read, grab coffee or drinks with a girl friend, get a blow out, or take a pilates class
  • Money is no object, what is one thing you want?
    • A house on the beach somewhere warm
  • Since we focus on Chicagoland – kids activities, family fun, and date nights, what are your go-to places for each?
    • Kids activities: Johnny Appleseed is one of our favorite local festivals. My daughter loves to go to PNO’s at Pump it Up or Health Bridge, and going to Legoland in Schaumburg or the museum campus in Chicago. Pinstripes is a favorite, especially if we can be outside to eat and bowl inside.
    • Family Fun: Lake Geneva, either being around the lake or at one of the resorts (The Abbey or Grand Geneva) for their family friendly activities; the Quarry/Duke’s on the Water with friends watching the kids play while we sit with a drink. Lindy’s Landing in Wauconda (a few other restaurants are great too) for the beach and drinks.
    • Date Nights: Montarra, 1776, da Baffone, Cooper’s Hawk, Ruth’s Chris, Shakou

Thank you for joining and learning more about us. Next month we’ll feature another mom, see you in March!

 

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