Meet Jennifer Miner aka @MudslideMama


jen-minerWhat type of work do you do? Describe some aspects of your typical day!

I’m a travel writer with two school-age daughters. When I’m home, a typical day involves getting my kids ready for their days, then working online. Once I get my daughters back from whatever their activity was (school, etc), I try to spend the rest of the day with them. Sometimes, of course, I take work trips. I do my best to talk to my daughters every day while I’m away, but the best situation is when I can take them with me!

How long have you been doing it and what got you started?

I became a travel writer in 2006, when my younger daughter was in preschool. I’ve found that working online is a great way to fulfill various aspects of my life; it gives me plenty of time to raise my kids, and satisfies my travel bug and desire to work part-time as well.

Did you have a mentor starting out?

I met Kelby Carr in 2006, and she has been, and continues to be, a terrific mentor.

What is the most important thing you like to keep in mind? What are your future plans or goals?

Something I keep in mind is perspective. That is, a deadline may sometimes stress me out, but it’s important for me to remember that I’ve been very, very lucky to have a wonderful, healthy family. There are worse things than staying up late finishing an article!

My future plans and goals are to continue to work with my cowriters Beth Blair and Kara Williams. Besides being friends, our styles mesh and it’s a very good thing.

Follow @MudslideMama on Twitter and read about her journeys at The Vacation Gals.

One Response to “Meet Jennifer Miner aka @MudslideMama”

  1. Kara Williams/MountainMama says:

    Love you!

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