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Jennifer Seeker Conroy

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Jennifer Seeker Conroy worked for ten years as a reporter, anchor, and producer at television stations in Missouri, Iowa, and Oregon. In 2009, she moved back to her home state of Wisconsin and went on to earn an MBA from UW-Madison. Jenny now works in product management at CUNA Mutual Group and lives in Madison with her husband Tim, three sons, a daughter, two cats, and a dog. She's an avid runner, reader, and writer, and is passionate about supporting causes that benefit women and girls.

5 Quick Weeknight Meals That Are the Golden Ticket

I don't dislike cooking. I actually enjoy when I prepare something delicious and healthy out of fresh ingredients. When I think something is particularly tasty, I continuously ask my husband, "Isn't this good? Don't...

From a White Mom to a Black Mom

I will never truly understand your experience. I have never given much thought to the color of my skin, Except to wish it were a little browner in the summer. I've never had to think that my...

You’re Stronger Than You Think

You're going to get through this. I know you might not believe it. Especially when you hear this might last weeks or months. But you will get through this. Think of times before when you were...

5 Ideas for the Reluctant Home-Schooling Parent

I expected to be on a beach in the Dominican Republic at this time for Spring Break. Instead, I am trapped inside, attempting to work from home and keep my four children entertained, if...

Are Meal Kits Right for You? The Pros and Cons

Weeknights are not for the weak of heart. Amid the chaos of homework, piano lessons, and sports practices, somehow you're supposed to prepare a healthy family meal. Not to mention spend quality time with...

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep

As you usher in 2020, why not resolve to forgo the usual restrictive resolutions in exchange for something uplifting? Toss aside the promises to lose weight, get organized, and stick to a strict budget,...

5 Tips for Raising Financially Savvy Kids

My daughter recently returned home from a trip to Target with her dad carrying two nearly identical stuffed foxes she had purchased. I rolled my eyes and said, "You really needed both of those?" "Yep!" she...

The Art of Frustration: Modeling Perseverance for Your Kids

There’s nothing so humbling as learning something as an adult that most people learn as children. There’s also nothing as empowering. I have come to realize that two of the hallmarks to success and...

How the Death of a Pet Can be a Gift

Late last year we put our elderly cat Abby to sleep. To be honest, I probably took it the hardest, as she had been in my life longer than any of my children and...

Middle School Malaise: A Poem

Middle school days are a curious thing A stark difference from the first bell ring Far from the heady grade school days Middle school begins with a hint of malaise Gone are bright backpacks and birthday treats Replaced with...

Mom Days are the Best Days

For all the smugness of a household with married parents, we can really learn something from our divorced counterparts. I had this revelation recently when considering the challenges faced by divorced parents. How hard...

Lessons from a Life-Changing Year: My Son’s Journey with Epilepsy

Sometimes life slaps you upside the head and reminds you what is really important. That happened one year ago in our family. It was a Thursday in October. I had a full day of...