My name is Jennifer Doyle and I’m a freelance writer from Knoxville, TN. My baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals and I won’t hold it against you if you’re a Cubs fan…as long as you share your Old Style. My college football team is the Tennessee Volunteers and I won’t hold it against you if you’re an Alabama fan… as long as you don’t win.
This blog began in November 2006 as a way for me to deal with the monotony of days on end spent in my house in the middle of nowhere while my baby napped. This blog continues because I have this questionable need to share my struggles, triumphs, embarrassments, recipes, and photographs with a bunch of voyeurs.
My kids make me giggle, pull my hair out, cry, but they make me ever so proud. Not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for my blessings and usually it’s only every few days that I consider auctioning them off to the highest bidder. The same goes for my husband.
I went to school and earned a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, but these days I work from home where I founded the website, Family Friendly Knoxville. I also work as the Editorial Director of Story Bleed Magazine and I have a blog called Southern by Proxy on Babble.com.
Redbook magazine published something I wrote in their October 2011 issue. It was a tiny thing on page 23, but it was _my_ tiny thing with _my_ name attached. I plan to bleed this accomplishment dry.
If you’re so interested to learn even more about me, go HERE.
This blog is my space. Feel free to comment, lurk, read, or email me. I’ve been lucky to have very few trolls and I’d really love to keep it that way. This is a friendly place and I don’t allow assholes to come in and spoil the fun.
To answer a few frequently asked questions…
1. If you’re interesting in advertising on my website, please email me at playgroupie AT gmail DOT com.
2. I don’t typically do product reviews or giveaways, that’s just not what this blog is about. Due to the large number of requests I receive, I do not have time to reply to every inquiry. That’s what this is blurb is for. Thank you for understanding.
3. My kids names are not really Carson and Ella. Tate’s name isn’t Tate in real life. My name really is Jennifer.
4. I’d be happy to put you on my blogroll, just email me. Unless you are just a spam site and then please don’t ask.