Although I will claim not to be a Suburban Supermom, I am a mom living in the suburbs. I believe that moms today are all supermoms, in one way or another.
Two things I should mention up front about myself: 1) I have never been a soccer mom and 2) I refuse to drive a minivan.
As for my personal background, I was born in the Philadelphia suburbs but spent my childhood in rural Lancaster County. After graduating from Penn State University with a BA in Broadcast/Print Journalism, I moved back to Philadelphia…and the suburbs.
I’ve spent the last 20 years in a career in communications, with jobs in PR/media relations, advertising, marketing communications, corporate communications, and as a freelance radio reporter. My work has included positions in the public utility industry (yep, used to work at a nuclear power plant), the financial industry and the insurance field. I currently work for an amazing firm as a communications consultant.
As far as my experience with teenagers, I’m the mother of two teenage daughters, and the aunt to four nephews and a niece (yes, all teenagers, too). You can expect a lot of my material to be “girl focused” but I’ll try not to forget the boys. I’m counting on them to help me keep my topics relevant!
I’ve been a full-time working mom, a part-time working mom, a freelancer, and a stay-at-home mom working for her husband (and yes, we are still married).
This blog started in February 2012 as part of my “Communicating in a Networked Society” class at Columbia University (Master’s of Science in Strategic Communications). I was going to do a blog focused on communications. My girls suggested I do something else.
I’d love to see where this goes….