About Me

L to R: Paisley, me, Liam, Bill, and Broder

I work from home, as a part-time Director of Communication and Online Education for a tax seminar company, and as a full-time mama, cook, dishwasher, laundress, chauffeur, social director, dog-walker, and maid (I’ve been trying to get fired from this last job for years, with little success).

As it was getting to the point that I needed to use 5-point font to fit all the best stories from the year on one Jingle Bells themed sheet of stationary for my (admittedly old-fashioned) annual holiday letter, I decided to start a blog to share, on a more regular basis, the silly antics and screwball adventures that fill my family’s days and nights with bewildered laughter.

Bill is my devilishly handsome husband/best friend who will never confess to how much he likes shoes, Paisley is my wild child 10yo roller derby queen, Liam is my sweet sweet 6yo Star Wars fanatic, and Broder is my giggling 2yo table-top ornament (hey, I figure if he’s always climbing up there, I may as well put him to good use – he totally completes my dining room look). We live in Seattle, and celebrate the sun whenever it shows up by eating ice cream for dinner.

I’d love to hear from you! My email is jillhoven@hotmail.com. Or you can follow me on Twitter!

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi just to let you know I nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award and the sunshine award go to my blog and its the post called thank you to mary for passing on the awards! 🙂

    • Awww, shucks, thanks! If I ever get my stuff together enough to start a blogroll of my own, your blog will be there – I adore reading about your adventures in China. I keep telling your stories (especially the one about all those strangers putting money into your red-haired daughter’s pockets – I love that one!) to my friends, and I’ve been insisting to my neighbors/friends who are in Beijing for the next two years that they should be following your blog, too! So I guess I just one-upped your creepy thing, LOL!

  2. Love your posts. I see that you hear all the time about how wonderful you are, but I hope you’ll accept the “versatile blogger” award from me! I read your most recent post and I do know that others have nominated you for awards. You don’t necessarily have to DO anything, but I did want you to see that I had recognized your work as well as it has been a little shining spot in many of my days!


    • Thank you!! I really enjoy blogging. It’s quite addictive, isn’t it?? My kids now know that I write about their crazy antics, and think it’s a great excuse for getting away with making trouble… The 9yo the other day told me, “Mama, don’t get mad! This is great material for your blog!” Yeah, I’m thinking they give me plenty to write about, without having to go looking for mischief! 😉

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