Meet Tove Maren – Mama in the Now
Hejsa! (that’s Danish for “Hi there!”)
My name is Tove Maren. I am a Danish American writer, fluent in Danish, English as well as Sarcasm. After spending 20+ years in the financial services industry, I followed my true calling and started writing full time, as a freelance writer, blogger 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.
During the summer of 2018, we packed up our LEGO and other belongings and moved clear across the country, from South Florida to the Greater Seattle area. We are now settled into the Pacific North West life style and fully embracing the Danish saying: “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes!”
My unique perspective on parenting 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 – forever.)
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 and lice infestations – 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: “Parenting in the Now.” (It’s a great place to find a new mommy friend, vent about maddening parenting dilemmas and share your favorite Netflix binge-worthy show.)
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. At Hygge in the Now on Instagram you will be swept up in the hygge lifestyle and learn how you can incorporate it into YOUR parenting style.
Mama in the Now on Pinterest is your one-stop-shop for ANYTHING related to motherhood, parenting and crafts.
Oh… and if you are a graphic-tee-loving mom… don’t forget to check out Mama in the Now Shirts on Amazon. We upload new designs daily (- and I am always open to creative ideas!)
If you have any 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!