About Jen

Fancy Jen goes first ’cause she wants to bring home some (preferably a lot of) bacon.

Official Bio: Jen Gregory is a writer, blogger, and founder of The Runaway Mama, a website and connected social media outlets where she chronicles the wild, exhausting, and sticky ride of motherhood with a mixture of humor and heart.

Her writing has been published on Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Mamalode, Sammiches & Psych Meds, and The Mighty to name a few, she’s been featured numerous times on the TODAY Parents and Perfection Pending weekly “Funny Parents of Facebook” lists, and she is a cast member in the 2018 “Listen To Your Mother North Jersey” show.

She wouldn’t want to be anywhere else except home raising her two boys, but like the little bunny in Margaret Wise Brown’s classic book, she sometimes wants to run away. Follow her journey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you’re interested in working with her, hiring her, or giving her tips on how to get her kids to eat vegetables, email her at therunawaymama@gmail.com.

And now for Fun Jen.

Unofficial Bio: I’ve been a dancer, a PR executive, a non-profit communications manager, a full-time working mom, a part-time working mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Currently, I’m a part-time dance teacher, non-profit Board president, and write-from-home mom who’s building a brand and occasionally taps in her kitchen. Everything comes full circle.

I’m married with two teen- and tween-aged boys, a Boston terrier named Gertrude, and a pug named Skittles. When I created the Runaway Mama, my kids were 3 and 18-months old, and as you can probably imagine, I often fantasized about running away. In the beginning, I wrote for my sanity. Motherhood during the baby/toddler years was daunting. Writing helped me process the crazy and feel a sense of purpose.

Today, motherhood is still overwhelming, but the struggle is vastly different. I’m starting to understand expressions like, “The days are long but the years are short,” and, “Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.”

Eventually, I’ll be the sweaty, menopausal woman who walks up to you in the grocery store while your crying baby is pooping up the back and your tantruming toddler is licking the floor and says, “Enjoy every moment because it goes by fast!” You’ll want to punch me in the face, and I’ll understand.

Until that unfortunate encounter, my goal is to uplift and entertain you with essays, memes, and other social media nonsense with a mixture of humor and heart as I plow ahead at full speed on this wild ride of motherhood into adolescence and (gulp) beyond.

Want to get in touch? Email me at therunawaymama@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

14 responses to “About Jen

  1. The most important job in the world reminded me of a Bill Burr bit about it being the most difficult job in the world. It’s a funny bit, no insult intended!


  2. Love your blog. I have munchkins too – nothing like it.


  3. The more moms I find on the brink of losing it, the more I feel like I’m in the right place! Looking forward to reading through your archives! (p.s. if you like Pinot Grigio, try a Vidal sometime…ahh!)


  4. Miriam

    I blog for the same reason- to try to make sense of it. I find that whenever I’m done writing about my family I love them all over again.


  5. Hi there! I just found your Blog and I love what I see! 🙂 So I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! 😀 http://dazzlevine.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/feeling-the-love-liebster-award/


  6. it IS the most important job in the whirled.
    i TRIED, when she was gone and/or at work, and in my own (male) limited weigh, i know mama-hood is way weigh up there.
    i don’t see how you can MMMbare-ass them, B T W


  7. Teacher2mum

    Just a note to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award – no pressure to reciprocate of course. But if you would like to accept it, please find it at; http://teacher2mum.com/2013/05/08/belated-but-loyal-in-love/
    Keep up the great posts!


  8. Shoes Summerfield

    Hi, first let me say that I truly enjoy reading your blog. I don’t know if you’re into the Influential Awards thing, but I’ve nominated you for the Most Influential Blogger Award, a bit of blogging fun. Go to my blog to find out more: strokingthecortex.wordpress.com/


  9. Hi there! Just wanted you to know I gave you kudos in a recent post of mine. No need to pass it forward. Just bask in the praise. 🙂 http://wp.me/p4yJo8-b4


  10. Ha! I just read your hysterical Lice blog on Huff Post and followed the breadcrumbs (I was read Hansel and Gretel one too many times!) back to your blog. You’re awesome. We have so many friends in common, I’m surprised I haven’t run into you before online. Anyhow, better late than never!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s