About Me

Motherhood, book reviews, and balancing this beautiful, messy life! 

Welcome to A Splendid Messy Life! This is a mommy and book blog written and edited by me, Jennifer Bairos. I am a working mama living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my husband, Rob, our son, Sebastian, and our cat, Lily. I haven't always been a city girl. You can read about my rural roots here.

When I was on maternity leave, I started to follow a few blogs and loved hearing the voices of these women sharing their tips, tricks, and thoughts on motherhood. I was, and continue to be, inspired by these women and wanted to join them by sharing my experiences with others too. I write about books and toys that are loved in our house, things we love to do in Toronto, resources I've found that have made life a little bit easier, or just my thoughts on parenting.

If you'd like to get a taste of what I've written, here are some of my favourite posts!
My writing has been featured on The Mighty, The Good Mother Project, Mom Babble, and BonBon Break, just to name a few. I've also appeared a number of times in the TODAY Parents Funniest Parents on Facebook roundup. You can see all of my featured writing here.

In addition to motherhood, I write and blog book reviews. Reading is my favourite hobby, so I'm always excited when I have the opportunity to share new books and authors. Plus, they often give me extra copies of the books to giveaway, so that's a perk for you!

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Feel free to email me anytime at asplendidmessylife@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you!