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Welcome to Stop, Drop & Blog. This page gives you a look at who I am, who my family is and what this blog might be about—though I reserve the right to write about whatever I want, whenever I want. It’s more fun that way.

About Jenna Hatfield

First and foremost, I am the mastermind behind this space. I am a wife to a professional firefighter. Together we have two amazing sons. I am an editor, writer, and social media manager. We make our home in Ohio, but my heart lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

I started blogging in the Spring of 2001 and basically haven’t stopped. I started out on LiveJournal in college and had a few random websites. After college and during a year long engagement, I ran a wedding website which turned into a blog after the wedding as the family grew. In late 2007, I was searching for a new name for the site as I felt we had outgrown the old name. In a stroke of pregnancy-induced insomnia, I came up with Stop, Drop & Blog. Yes, I got out of bed in the middle of the night to check if the domain was available and registered it on the spot. Genius waits for no one and no sleep.

If you’re interested, you can also find me on Twitter and Facebook. If you don’t care about my personal Facebook updates, which include even more cute kids pictures and idle chatter about the weather, you could like Stop, Drop & Blog on Facebook.

After a degenerative back injury in 2010, I started running again in 2012. I have run three half marathons, one full marathon, and a handful of other races. You can read my race recaps here.

Professionally speaking, I am the Social Media Marketing Associate for AnitaB.org, a national non-profit whose mission is to connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Prior to that, I freelanced in some editing and writing roles. I previously worked as the Family and Events Editor for BlogHer for five years. Prior to that I worked for an adoption website as an Assistant Editor. I have been published in Redbook magazine and a number of other publications. I also have received a number of awards over the years.

Awards

  • Voices of the Year Honoree: 2010, 2011, 2016.
  • 2nd Annual SWPA Media & Mental Health Awards, for accurate journalism coverage of mental (35:30 starts the blog cetegory) health issues within television, radio, print and online media, 2013
  • Adoptive Families Best Adoption Blog Pick, 2012 (for Chronicles)
  • Voices of the Year Reader: 2014
  • Listen to Your Mother Pittsburgh, 2016

About the Blog

This blog is a space I have created. It houses thoughts and feelings, conversations and letters, memories and dreams, hopes and fears, photos and photos and photos. I share things about being a fire family. I share things about being a writer, a photographer, an editor. I write about motherhood, about childhood. I sometimes talk about politics and religion. I review things that I like. I occasionally accept solicited reviews, but I only review products that are a match with our family’s interests and ideals. Please feel free to email me at firemom at stopdropandblog dot com if you have a product you think we’d be interested in reviewing.

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Last Updated on 11.20.19