Sharing their journey as first time parents and reviewing products and family experiences, Jen and Josh will be writing from very different perspectives.
Life Before Baby
Age: 37 (accidental cougar)
Role: Mum. The Big Stuff. Cooking
Perspective: Fairies & magic dust - Positive, inspirational lady and silly sausage
Jen's in constant denial of her adult status, but packed with the wisdom and bravery of a wise owl. Enthusiastic networker, social butterfly, music lover and accepter of Josh's sarcastic tendencies. Learn more...
Role: Dad. The Small Stuff. Cleaning
Perspective: Stormy clouds & Pokemon - realist. dark humorist and playful plonker
Josh seeks solitary bliss but continues to be dragged into society. Sarcastic lover of stuff, gaming, films, music and accepter of Jen's perpetual positivity. Learn more...
These two little buttons will always be their first. Despite Roxie's ailments and Millie's manic playful episodes, they bring all kinds of joy to their lives everyday.
Roxie was very sad before Jen met Josh and needed a Dad in her world. Even though she hated strangers, she took to Josh immediately and he swooped her off her feet. Later Roxie became lonely. So, it was time to add another fur baby to the family. Unlike their emotionally challenged Roxie, Millie is all rainbows and unicorns. She loves everyone and is always happy to play. Roxie went blind in Jan 2017 and has had numerous health issues since, they're still breaking the bank with diagnostic tests and hopefully will have some answers soon.
Perpetually reluctant to adult, Jen and Josh knew they would never actually be 'ready' for children. It was only when Jen turned 36 the discussion of babies came up and they decided to just go for it.
They did get a positive test in March 2017, but sadly within a week Jen experienced a chemical pregnancy - very early miscarriage. They marched on, or should we say humped on and one year later here they are preparing for their first human baby. Currently little bean is just keeping Mum up most of the night, leading to some random outbursts and making mealtimes a lot more high maintenance. Due 21st May 2018, Jen and Josh can't wait to welcome this little one to the family.
Jen's a positive thinker and always looking for the best in people. Her writing is inspirational, upbeat and entertaining in a silly way - she wants to heal the world and make everyone smile. Josh? Well, he is a little more skeptical and cautious about pretty much everything. While sometimes Jen's positivity does rub off, most of the time Josh sees the worst possible outcome, revels in darker corners with his humour and just says it how it really is. Their 11 year age gap also has a part to play in the disparity, but strangely you will find that Jen is probably higher on the immaturity scale, while Josh prefers routine and stability. In other words, when baby comes it's much more likely that Jen will be the first out clubbing, while Josh is home attempting to multi-task with baby, dogs and gaming.
Together this Xennial and Millennial pair are the perfect writing duo offering two different viewpoints on their story as first time parents, but also honest reviews from different perspectives.
Jen and Josh are happy to review any items or products relevant to the family or host competitions and giveaways. They are also freelance writers available as a duo or individually for blogging and content creation. Just get in touch or find out more about their writing services.