Welcome to JenPlans

Hello, I’m Jen!

Jen DuForeThank you so much for visiting JenPlans! I started this blog to share ideas and resources that will give you tools to accomplish your goals – big and small. I’m a big believer in finding ideas that inspire you and making them work in your own life, and that will be a big focus here. The connection between planning and doing is where a lot of people struggle and I hope this will be a place where you will be inspired to turn your ideas into action in a way that works best for YOU!

I grew up in Chicago, went to college for business and economics, married my wonderful husband at the ripe old age of 21, and began working at a private college in student affairs. I went on to earn an MBA with a focus in leadership studies and then a few years later chose to be a stay-at-home-mom when our first child was born. My husband took an offer to become a partner in a business, and we had two more kids. When our kids were 4, 2 and 10 months old, we decided to move across the country to Atlanta for my husband’s business. (Whew!)

I’ve always been a planner, but being stretched so thin in recent years, I decided that I had to really leverage what I learned from others and make things work for my family in a way that was efficient and easy. Everything from managing my family’s schedule to meals to finances to health and fitness – there’s so much great information out there that I don’t have to reinvent the wheel. I can just learn the basics and then tweak them to fit my life. Over the last few years, people in my life have asked me to share how I manage everything and so this blog was born out of those requests.  I am so grateful for the support I’ve received from my family and really hope this can be a helpful place for people!
Thank you for joining me!