1. First thing’s first: I pronounce my name “Jenna,” not “Gina.”  I must correct someone once a day on either how to spell or pronounce my name correctly.  If I have a casual interaction with someone, I may or may not correct them but, since you are reading (hopefully!) my name at least once a week, I hate the thought of you calling me the wrong name in your heads.  So, I figure I’d better properly introduce myself.  Nice to meet you!

2. I am not a mom.  What am I doing then, writing for CT Working MOMS, you ask?  Yeah, sometimes I ask myself that, too.  Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change this experience for anything, and I absolutely love the other bloggers and the community the blog has created.  But, it makes me sad sometimes when I can’t commiserate with the moms on the site, or participate in the mom stuff.  I’ll get there someday and, when that day comes, I’ll be armed and ready with all the great info I’ve learned from the ladies on this site!

3.  I always saw myself as a working mom.  My plan is to own my own business, so of course I’ve always envisioned myself working every day to make my venture successful.  My husband will tease me that he’ll make the best house-husband ever, as I follow in Martha’s footsteps to create Gena Golas Omnimedia, and for a long time I was just fine with the idea.  Now, as I consider the idea of being a working mom more than ever, I question that original thought.  What if I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom after all?  I’m torn between pursuing a promotion at my current job, facing the reality and feasibility of starting a capital-intensive business in a rocky economy, and dropping it all to be a stay-at-home mom.  I don’t know how I’ll make the decision when the time comes.

4.  The idea of breastfeeding kinda weirds me out.  I certainly have no problems with others doing it, and I like the idea of it being a bonding experience between mom and baby.  But, there’s something about it that I can’t wrap my head around.

5.  Like others have said, it doesn’t matter to us our childrens’ sexuality or gender identity, as long as they are loved and are loving in return.

6.  I also have no problem with tattoos or piercings on my (grown) kids, as long as they are old enough to legally sign the paperwork and pay for it themselves.  How can we judge, when my husband and I each have them? (Actually, I already have the piercings covered, and am going to get my first tattoo today!!)

7.  I am a worrywort.  It makes me panic not being able to reach people when I think I should be able to.  If I hear about a car accident on the news I wrack my brain thinking of who I know commutes that way to work.  It makes me, well, worry, about what kind of a parent I’ll be.

8.  My husband and I have been using charting as a method of conception since going off birth control.  I am fascinated by this method and feel more in control of the process, even though I’m worried we might be having some issues.  Getting pregnant is not as easy as they make you believe in high school sex ed (I wouldn’t want my teenager to become pregnant either, but why must health education be so misleading for young girls?).

 

This is Me.

 

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