Me & Motherhood

Jen Head ShotHi!  I’m Jennifer Muscato- Personal Trainer, Writer and Mom.

 On Motherhood…

This is a fitness website, but you’ll see a post about my experiences with motherhood from time to time.  That’s because I work with a lot of mothers just like me–multi-faceted, doing the balancing act too.  We mothers need to commiserate and support each other!  Also, since health and motherhood go hand-in-hand, I’ll share my ideas about healthy family eating and ways for the whole family to stay active.

Shortly after my oldest was born, I began asking myself a question I’m guessing many new moms do:  Who am I now?  Besides feeling an overwhelming, all-consuming adoration for the new little person in my arms, I knew that somewhere within that whirlwind of puke and poop something profound had happened to me.

Now that my youngest is six and I’ve become much more comfortable with the organized chaos in my life, I think the answer to that question is a bit clearer to me.   I’m the same girl I used to be.  Yeah, I’m an older, more sleep-deprived version of my former self.  But I’m also a little more patient and a lot more grounded.  I’m more fiscally conscious and more aware of the social and political issues affecting me and my family.  I worry more about what the world is going to look like when my kids are parents.  I gain more satisfaction from saving a buck than from spending one (well, most of the time).

Fitness and writing are still my passions.  I still love music, fashion, decorating, girls’ night out, gardening, reading, singing, upscale dining, and a nice glass of Cabernet.  But I also get a kick out of watching little league games, playing ring-around-the-rosie through the kitchen and making reindeer out of popsicle sticks.   My kids have given me a newfound appreciation for simple pleasures (like running around the yard barefoot and exploring bugs and birds) and helped teach me not to sweat the small stuff (like eating mac-n-cheese for dinner or having so-and-so catch me in my ratty old sweatpants at the supermarket).

I’m what most moms are…Multi-faceted.  I’m also still learning, still making mistakes, still striving to perfectly balance all my various roles.  Thanks for sharing a moment with me as I stumble through motherhood and life!

I live in the Finger Lakes region near Rochester, NY with my husband, two children, and golden retriever.  I graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.  My professional background includes award-winning broadcast news marketing and promotion.  I’m currently a multimedia writer and videographer, and an ASCM Certified Personal Trainer, fitness instructor and fitness writer.

5 thoughts on “Me & Motherhood

  1. sheswrite says:

    Hello! Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, some folks from your site have been swinging by mine. As you likely guessed, I can so relate to a lot of what you’ve written! Especially the part about the Cab. 🙂

    Have fun with the blogging! Your site looks great!

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  2. SaucyB says:

    I love that you refer to yourself as multi-faceted. So often I see people peg themselves as a mom and nothing else once kids come along.

    I think it’s important to maintain one’s sense of self. Congrats on being features on The Mom Bloggers Club.

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