Meet Jill



My name is Jill and I am a thirty-something part-time attorney, and full-time mother of two wonderful and delightfully engaging little boys, ages 6 and 4.

Over 6 years ago, I was a full-time attorney and very much enjoyed the working world with all of its perks and pleasures.  Then, came baby.  Never, before giving birth, had I even considered tossing aside the benefits of my hard-earned law degree and employment status for a life strictly defined by feeding intervals, diaper inspections, and the continual and mesmerizing exchange of gazes and coos with my new little one.  Seeing and holding my new baby for the first time triggered my nurture and protect mode, and it has been in full force ever since.  I began my incredibly exhausting, yet amazingly gratifying parenting journey that day, and haven’t looked back.

Now with two little ones, I feel very thankful for every moment I get to share with my boys and my husband as we take this voyage through life together.

My passion is parenting and my parenting philosophy is based upon the commitment to raise my children in ways which encourage an appreciation of the world as a whole, a genuine sense of compassion, and an ongoing feeling of gratitude.  I strive to bestow upon them a multi-lingual education, and to expose them to diverse  cultural experiences which they can appreciate and enjoy.   I believe that this will enhance their brain development, as well as encourage a cultural sensitivity and the insight necessary to be well-adapted to, and to thrive in the ever-increasing globally connected society in which we live.

Although my husband and I no longer travel to the extent we did before we had children, and thus far have not had the opportunity to travel with our kids outside the U.S., we strive to create for them global adventures and discoveries about the world through cultural studies, and by the exploration of diverse food, music and festivals.

For me, this blog will serve as an exercise in creativity and an invaluable opportunity to challenge myself, daily, to become more open-minded, and to set a great example as a parent by helping my children develop a true feeling of appreciation and optimism about the global community in which they live.

It should be noted that I am a research junkie.  Always an inquisitive individual, I honed my research skills in law school.  Now, with the answer to virtually every conceivable question at my finger tips, I get online every day to attempt to quench my insatiable thirst for knowledge.  This blog will enable me to pass along any and all information which I find valuable in terms of parenting, education and global issues.  I plan to tweet about these tidbits of significant information upon which I stumble, so please follow us Twitter!

We encourage readers to share their stories and photos and look forward to hearing about global parenting experiences from around the world.  Please share your story and connect with us!

Jill

 

5 Responses to Meet Jill

  1. I think your blog is a great venue for parents and kids from all over to learn and appreciate other cultures. I am currently calling Tampa home and with my wife Jenn raising our two sons. I am from Ireland and lived in Germany. were lucky so far that our kids have traveled in the USA and also to Germany and Ireland. We plan to take them to France and Italy this summer . its a joy to see them learning and having fun while traveling. keep up the good work on your blog! we will be checking in often.

  2. Jill says:

    Hi, Sean. Thank you for stopping by the blog! I completely agree with you that it is truly a joy to watch children experience the adventures of travel and of learning new and fascinating things about other cultures in this country and around the world. What a wonderful summer vacation you and Jenn have planned for the boys! I hope that your visit to France and Italy is a fantastic one, and provides for many amazing memories for you and your family!

    Jill

  3. Amanda Zimmer says:

    Hi Jill,

    What a fantastic blog!!! I’m enjoying all of the adventures these little guys are experiencing.

    I was raised in the carribean and traveled all over the world at a young age – my single mother worked for an airline. Now I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter that I am exposing to different cultures and languages. I agree with you ladies that a child should be global – to learn of different cultures and embrace them.

    Thanks for creating this blog!

  4. Jill says:

    Thank you, Amanda! It’s so wonderful to hear that you are raising your daughter as a little global citizen! By sharing your knowledge of and appreciation for the various cultures around the globe, you are truly giving your child the world!
    Let’s keep in touch!

    Jill

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