Jennifer Burg is TheSuburbanMom. After the birth of her daughter in 2008, Jennifer found herself in a place that was familiar to moms around the country but new to her – she had become a stay-at-home mom. While she loved her time with her daughter and found friendship in other local moms, Jennifer’s type-A personality needed an outlet. Since her new world revolved around her daughter, she sought an outlet that would include her daughter and her “new” life as a mom. In one short weekend, TheSuburbanMom was born.
“So, who is TheSuburbanMom? I’m a SAHM, I’m a WAHM, I’m a WOHM. I’m frugal, I’m green, I’m a toy-picking-up machine. I’m a woman, I’m a wife, I’m a Modern Momma. If you are all of those things and more, YOU are a SuburbanMom”*
With the technical help of her husband, Jennifer created a blog about the life of one mom in suburbia. Knowing that moms everywhere were looking for the same things she was: product reviews, ways to save money, practical ways to be green, free stuff, first-hand DYI accounts, and more deals – TheSuburbanMom chronicles all of the things this suburban mom does for her family and more.
In her previous life – pre-kids (PK) – Jennifer was a magazine editor, a human resources director, a consultant and a writer. Today, she uses the skills she learned in those positions to serve her clients as a freelance writer and editor and as TheSuburbanMom. A graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism, GO GATORS, Jennifer considers it a privilege and a challenge to balance working from home with caring for a busy toddler. Jennifer lives in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida with her husband, Bobby; their daughter, Kendal; and their yorkies, Bear and Bella.
* SAHM = Stay-at-home mom, WAHM = Work-at-home mom, WOHM = Work-out-of-home mom