Tove Maren is a Danish American writer and blogger, fluent in Danish, English, and sarcasm. She’s a Seattle blogger with a unique view of the world.
Who is Tove Maren – Mama in the Now
Hejsa! (it’s Danish for “Hi there!”)
I am Tove Maren, a Danish American writer, fluent in Danish, English, and sarcasm. After 20+ years in the financial services industry, I followed my true calling in 2015. I became a full-time writer and translator.
I am the proud mother of four boys: Jacob, Jordan, Jansen, and Jonah and wife to a very tall, awesome, and funny man, Paul. Our family also includes two Siberian Huskies: Jupiter and Juno as well as countless houseplants. (Seriously, don’t ask me to count the plants. It’s somewhere between “small greenhouse” and “jungle”.)
During the summer of 2018, we packed up our LEGO and a few other important things and moved clear across the country, from South Florida to the Greater Seattle area. We are now settled into the Pacific North West lifestyle and fully embracing the Danish saying: “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes!”
Living in the Greater Seattle area has drastically changed our quality of life, for the better. The outdoor-lifestyle is perfect for our family and inspires a lot of my writing.
My unique perspective on life is influenced by a Danish childhood, a dry sense of humor, and experiences from living in the United States since 1992. My “parenting in the now” philosophy is a hygge-infused, down-to-earth, don’t-take-yourself-too-seriously approach to motherhood.
On Mama in the Now, you will find stories from my parenting journey. Sometimes I will make you laugh (when I wrote about what it takes to raise boys) and other times, I will make you cry (when I wrote about the experience that changed me as a mother.)
In our house, we live in the now, laugh a lot, play with LEGO and get creative with crafts. We also deal with the trials of raising a medically complex child, my own Narcolepsy and then of course the occasional pinworm infestation– because… BOYS!
We try not to sweat the small stuff, as we know first-hand that life is a precious commodity.
Now that you know a bit about me and my blog, I would love to get to know YOU better.
Please join my Facebook group: “Real Moms in the Now.” (It’s a great place to find a new mommy friend, vent about maddening parenting dilemmas, and laugh about the fact that we pee our pants when we laugh!)
Follow Mama in the Now on Facebook for lots of funny stories, LEGO ideas, and parenting tips.
On Mama in the Now’s Instagram, you will get an up-close-and-personal view of our family and our everyday stories.
Mama in the Now on Pinterest is your one-stop-shop for ANYTHING related to motherhood, parenting, and crafts.
Oh… and in my spare time, I create journals and graphic t-shirts because I know people out there obsess over those things as much I do!
If you have comments or questions, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out via social media – I am only an email or private message away.
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Some of my proudest moments happened when my writing was shared by these awesome publications!