hey, I'm jenny
I learned a long time ago that we don't know what we don't know.
It sounds ridiculous I know. Hear me out. It is just another way of checking in with your willingness to embrace the unknown and the yet to be discovered as opportunity as opposed to risk. My story really began the moment I finally said yes. Yes to follow my dreams. I took a risk and left my career. My husband's (then fiancée and dream man) work contract had conveniently ended. Our wedding was coming up soon and we both were not working. When most people decide to lay low, we decided to travel. It was actually cheaper than living in Canada! We got married, toe-in-sand in Hawaii (so cliché), and left everything behind to live out of a backpack for 18 months and travelled to 16 countries.
I had no idea at the time...
The story gets better, I got pregnant shortly after returning to Canada. I said YES to the birth of my dreams.... a calm, comfortable, waterbirth. Yes it is possible. You can read my birth story of Atlas Rose here and what I did to prepare for the birth... hint: binge watched stand-up comedy and comedies. I focused my whole heart and soul navigating my new role as a parent with one goal in mind: joy. Now many people, gave there advice and mentioned my way of thinking was "too positive". "You just wait till...." they say. "You're naïve", "optimism is
Then I hit this really Pivotal moment where i wanted to give Into the pressures of what others thought about parenting, but i didn't. I kept my laugh radar high. i kept believing in myself.
I was still navigating motherhood, finding my footing and before I knew it, I had another one on the way. My first child was only 9 months old when I found out the wonderful news. I was pregnant and gave birth with my second child during the Covid-19 pandemic. The birth of Vera-Adelaide can be found here. My goal: Joy. The disconnect from the support village, the time to heal, dive in to do inner work and take care of my physical body was limited.
That was the exact moment it all changed for me. When I started owning my own story...
This only fueled my passion for connection, elevated my love, joy and gratitude about my life, and refocused on JOY... because hey, I only have one life on this beautiful planet.
And now i'm going to help you own yours.
Glowing with baby was born to create a platform and space for parents to just simply have fun and glow. Created during nap times, and when I have the once in a blue moon, bowel movements alone. Do you resonate with me?
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"Our lives are the result of all the doors we have walked through, and our continued growth depends on our willingness to keep moving into new spaces."
— MADISON TAYLOR
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