Hi. I'm Jodi.

Hi. I’m Jodi and I LOVE to play. I have always loved to play. Tennis, tag, dodgeball, newcomb, and anything that would keep me outside.

I also love my family, love living in community, love being alone and I have always LOVED being a mom! I loved cuddle time, watching my kids laugh and play with friends, eat spaghetti and meatballs, and I relished peaking in on them while they slept (and I still do!).

As my children entered high school and needed more space and independence, I realized there was a lot more time and space in my mom world. What would I do with it?

This new situation began pushing me outside my comfort zone. I knew I had a choice: I could wallow in sadness and loss or I could find my new play. I chose PLAY!

First things first. Committed to ensuring that my kids had what they needed for life on their own, my mom and I created You’re On Your Own, Now What? Tips and Wisdom from Mom, a journal and guidebook to set children up for success away from home.

Then, I was ready to play, and I wanted to share the joy of empty nesting with others…MOMS WHO DARE™ was born!

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"Moms Who Dare™ gives me an opportunity to share and discuss ideas with other moms who are in the same stage of life as I am." 

- Kim Kelenbenz

"Everything Jodi talks about is relevant. She is funny. She is inspiring." 

- Megan Weisheipl

Empty nest does not have to mean the end of the world. It actually marks a world of new beginnings with endless possibilities..