Jennifer Chait is a full-time freelance writer and professional blogger. She was trained in Nursing and Midwifery in college until she decided to write full-time at home to give her more time with her son. In her free-time she enjoys a killer game of Frisbee with her adorable son, and sleep.
Jennifer enjoys writing about health and diet topics; especially those concerning organic food, natural foods, and healthy diet and exercise. Jennifer tries to live and eat healthfully but admits that her coffee obsession is a bit of a contradiction. She worked as a doula and attended nursing school with plans of working as a midwife, but ended up deciding to stay home full time to homeschool her son Cedar. Not wanting to waste ALL that time she spent in college taking health, science, and nursing classes (not to mention long, long clinicals), she often writes about health topics.
In her past, she has worked as a homeless youth advocate and case manager and also with disabled individuals. Both had a focus on addiction and recovery issues. She also completed numerous hospital clinicals while in RN school and has seen first hand the damage drugs and alcohol can cause individuals and families alike. She's worked in psychiatric and clinical hospitals as well as having extensive experience with treatments programs such as Al-Anon. Jennifer is also interested in happier topics such as doulas (having worked as one), pregnancy, birth, and living the green life.
Green Living Hobbyist
Jennifer is very much into living the green life. She recently co-built a passive solar home in New Mexico that utilized greener materials and was built small to conserve both space and materials. One day Jennifer would like to build an even smarter earth-friendly home that's off the grid. She writes about green topics at her blogs: Tree Hugging Family, Slices of Green and Green Homes.
Jennifer Chait is one of 'those' people obsessed with safety. From ergonomic furniture to choking hazards to building the perfect first aid kit, she loves it all. She is certified in various OSHA courses and adult, infant, and child CPR and first aid. Jennifer really enjoys having an outlet at LoveToKnow to write about safety -- her friends enjoy this too, as it takes her safety speeches away from them and puts them somewhere more useful.
Jennifer, although no longer a teen herself, loves teens as a group because of their vast potential. She has worked as a youth advocate, case manager, and doula with homeless teens. She has run groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens and has worked with teens who have been victims of domestic violence. She has extensive volunteer experience with young teens through mentoring programs like Big Sisters of America.