Today we are interviewing one of our favourite bloggers Jen who blogs over at “Just average Jen”. I met Jen last May at the wonderful “Blog-on Conference”, she is lovely and I am a big fan of Jen’s blog, it is full of brilliant recipes including slimming world recipes and lifestyle reviews. Jen is one of our “MyBump2Baby Favourite Bloggers”, here is a bit more about Jen and her fabulous blog…
Jen, tell the MyBump2Baby community a bit about yourself?
Hi, I am Jen, a 30 something average kind of woman. I have a 12 year old son who has special needs and a partner who works full time for the civil service. I am a blogger who now earns a decent income from my blog. A job that I truly love and fits around my family and life perfectly.
What made you start blogging?
I lost over 10 stone and had shared my story a lot on social media often being asked for advice. I decided that rather than keep repeating myself and sharing the same advice and tips it would be perfect to start a blog to share my story, recipes and tips. I called it Just Average Jen because I only ever wanted to be average but equally i am an average woman who didn’t lose weight with personal trainers and spending a fortune at the gym. Just simple healthy eating.
What is your blog about?
Just Average Jen was initially about my weight loss, recipes, tips and things that affect my weight like my severe depression. Now my blog covers lifestyle in general bringing together a variety of subjects including weight loss and recipes to help my readers live a healthy happy life.
What is your favourite part about blogging?
I love the community and all the people I have met online through blogging. Also blogging is something I truly enjoy and feel happy when I do. I have never had a job I have enjoyed this much.
What is your least favourite part about blogging?
I am not too fond of the book-keeping side of things such as sending invoices.
What books do you like to read?
I love anything that could be real, I am not a fan of fantasy type stories. I am currently reading a Susan Lewis book called Hiding in Plain Sight.
What do you like to do at weekend?
I love spending time with my other half Stuart and my son Ben. We go on family walks and sometimes play board games together. Ben is really keen on finding and hiding painted rocks in the local area.
What are you scared of?
I am terrified of water in large quantities, I cannot swim and hate wooden bridges over water. I am so scared of drowning to the point it holds me back from learning to swim. I am also not great with heights and flying but I just about manage.
What do you love?
I love chatting with my friends, cooking, going on holiday (who doesn’t!) and being around my favourite people.
What is your favourite things to do in your spare time?
I love to cook and often invite people round just so I can cook a variety of different meals. I enjoy reading but never seem to make as much time for it as I would like.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
I am allergic to a type of grass and can kill a cactus – I am probably the least green fingered person in existence yet I would love to be good at gardening!
You can take a peek at Jen’s blog here
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