Hi, I’m Jenna 🙂
Mom of three – two boys/1girl Millennial Mom Spokesperson/Blogger/Teacher
Like most moms, I wear many hats. My full time gig is working as an Elementary Computer teacher, where I am fortunate enough to bring my kids to school with me every day as a teacher mom. When I am not playing chauffeur to my three children, ages 10, 7, 5. I also enjoy working out at the YMCA, watching reality tv, and hanging out with my girlfriends. I love to chat about fun things to do with your family, favorite products, travel tips and of course, frugal ways to have fun as a family.
I am very active in the community and actually started a committee to bring a holiday event to our town called Home for the Holidays, which promotes local shopping for the holidays, fun activities for the kids and a tree lightening ceremony. As a board member at the local YMCA, it’s my responsibility to help with the youth programs and promoting physical activities to keep our kids healthy and happy. Being a huge tech geek, I work a lot of STEM/STEAM camps during the summer in order to teach kids the benefits of technology and brighten their futures. I also work with the borough to incorporate fun activities for the kids through the local park recreation camps. I also coach all of my children for their basketball teams during the winter and love every minute of it.
About My Blogging
I started blogging at Bucktown Bargains while on maternity leave from 2011-2014. After being back to work full time, I found it harder to search for deals and post throughout the day, but I found myself still being a resource families. Eventful Moms a way for me to share some of our experiences, favorite products, family travels and just trying to make motherhood eventful and creating awesome memories. Make sure to sign up for the Eventful Moms Weekly Newsletter.
I have been fortunate to work with some great media and have a friendly relationship that allows me to make appearances for holidays and special occasions. Some of my clips can be found in the bio below.
ABOUT THE FAMILY
I live with my husband, Bob, and three children in Dunmore, Pennsylvania -right outside of Scranton. We have been happliy married for 11 years now (got married on New Years’s Eve!), Bob owns a landscaping company Lawn and Order and is always on the go. He is the creative genius behind most of the landscaping in our area! Our two boys are now helping dad and learning a little about hard work and financial responsibility 🙂
Lucas, at the ripe of age of 10 loves to create youtube videos and build Lego sets. He is active in the theater and can play his heart out on the piano. Check him out on youtube at TheLucasUrban. Mollie is the queen of the house. She is 7 going on 20 and can run the show – and a classroom. With dreams of being a teacher, Mollie enjoys playing school, Barbies, house with her dolls, taking dance, theater and playing piano. Mollie was just under two when her brother came along and was helping mom change diapers. Jaxon is the baby, now 5 years old. You know when they say that the third child puts you over, I think they were talking to me. Jack Jack is always on the go and taking chances. The typical third child, Jaxon is always chasing his big brother and big sister but can totally hold his own. Just like his big brother, Jaxon loves to build Lego sets, play with Pokemon cards and all sports.
Full Bio for Jenna Urban
Jenna is the frugal living expert behind Bucktownbargains.com. She is a trusted community resource for helping families live a better life on a budget and specializing in fun activities for kids and living life to the fullest. Where everyday is an adventure, Eventful Moms is a way to share some of our favorite family activities and products. She is also an Elementary Computer Teacher with a Masters in Instructional Technology. Jenna writes a bi-monthly article for Family Times Magazine, part of Thetimes-Tribune Jenna has a great relationship with media to be the ultimate mom resource for WNEP and has been featured on WBRE in a Bargain Segment offering viewers tips on living a frugal lifestyle. She has also been a regular guest on local radio stations as well as writing articles for local newspapers. Jenna resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and 3 children. @jennarurban
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