Hi, I am Jen the mom here at Our Family of Seven. I began blogging on my blog CincyShopper back in 2009 to share coupon deals and shopping tips. After taking a bit of time off from blogging because of my full-time job, I started back blogging again in January of 2013. After deciding to be a stay at home mom again, I needed to score great shopping deals for my family to save money. I loved blogging about deals I found and sharing them with others.
After blogging for a bit I decided to start sharing recipes with my readers on my blog. I had never been much of a cook. Cooking always seemed to be the hubbies job at our house, ha ha! But I started to cook more since I was at home all day with the kiddos. So sharing what we were making in our kitchen seemed like fun. I added a recipes area to my blog and it quickly took off. Our food recipes and food photography skills have grown so much in the past year. Many recipes fit right in on my deal blog but some of my recipes that I want to share really do not fit in on my deal blog.
I love doing small crafting projects and household decorating. I love writing about organizing around my home too! Just like food and recipes, some of my ideas are a great fit on my deal blog, while others not so much.
Many of the readers of my deal blog are not parents. They are deal hunters. So sharing my son Jonathan’s kiddo activities was not so much of a good read for them either.
Since we have a large family that includes teenagers and a toddler, two of which have severe autism, life around our house can get a bit crazy at times. I really wanted to have a blog that I could share more of our families day to day activities, experiences, meal planning, finances, etc. So we will now have OurFamilyofSeven to share all of this with you.