Who Am I?

So, I bet you are wondering just who is Jennifer? I am a happily married woman of over 25 years. We are the proud parents of two college-aged sons. As lifelong residents of PA, we are fully entrenched in the midlife world. So glad to have you here and I look forward to helping you navigate this new phase of life!

Sandals Grande St. Lucian beach

More about me:

Ok, a little more about me. I am a Senior Bookseller at Barnes & Noble. I have worked at my store for over 14 years now. I specialize in the Children’s Department, and I have to tell you, I LOVE it! There is nothing like helping a child or parent/grandparent find the next great read! Need some suggestions? Email me with your question, I am happy to help.


About my husband and sons:

I met my husband in college in 1993. Wow, that seems like a lifetime ago. He is my best friend, the one who always supported me 100%, and the one I really can’t wait to wake up to every day.

About Jennifer PSU Lion Shrine

Married in 1997, we became parents in 1998 & 2001. These are my boys below. Well, young men. I will forever view them as babies, I think. My oldest graduated from Penn State University in 2021, and youngest will be graduating community college in 2022. He is still trying to decide where to go to complete his Bachelor’s degree.

Wildwood NJ beach
Wildwood NJ boardwalk

Other family members:

Now that you know a bit about our family members, let me introduce you to our four-legged members. Meet Fred & George.

Fred orange tabby
George tabby cat

These two came into our lives in 2016, as 3-week-old kittens. Their “owner” didn’t want them, so my husband and I took them in and raised them ourselves. In case you are wondering, these two are named after the Weasley twins in Harry Potter. Let me tell you, they live up to their namesakes. And while you aren’t supposed to have favorites, these two knuckleheads are the BEST kitties out there.


more fun things to know about me:

  • Chocolate is life!
  • You will always find me with a book when I am not working. And when I am working. Or I am on vacation. Let’s face it, I am book obsessed.
  • Wildwood NJ is our favorite local vacation spot.
  • Sandals Resorts is our #1 choice for couple’s travel.
  • I am absolutely obsessed with my Original Snow Village Christmas displays and wish I could keep them up all year round!

So that is just a little about me and my family. I hope you enjoy your time here at Juggling Midlife. Want to know more about me? Send me a message through the contact form below.

I will try to get back to you within 2-3 business days. I am out of the office between the hours of 7PM EST on Fridays to 8AM EST on Mondays, so your response time may vary if you respond during my out-of-office hours.