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Jean Vincent

Jean is a mom of two, a member of MOTR (Mommy On The Run), and a research scientist at a major chemical company.

How many children do you have?  I have nine- and five-year-old boys.

What’s your favorite parenting tip?  Perfection is highly over-rated.  If everyone is alive, fed, clean, and in bed at the end of the day, I consider it success.

What has surprised you most about parenting?  How much I sound like my mom now.  That, and how special it is to have those hugs from my boys.

How do you get your kids to eat healthy food?  I just buy it.  They are growing so fast that they eat constantly.  I just have to hand them something, and they eat it!

How do you work exercise into your family’s life?  The kids are always moving–basketball, soccer, bikes–and I make it a priority to run a few times each week.  My husband is a tougher case, I have to push him out the door or plan activities or classes for him.  He enjoys it, he just doesn’t plan for it, so I do that part for him.

How do you recharge your batteries?  A long run either with my friends or plugged into some good tunes usually does the trick.

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