A lot of people think they know all there is to know about JWoww, simply because she is one of the biggest reality television stars in the entertainment industry. And while she has definitely given us a look at what her life is like in front of the cameras, all is not what it seems. JWoww isn’t the fist-pumping, all-night-dancing television star who likes to get in quarrels with her cast mates all the time. Instead, she’s a calm, cool and collected mother of two who always puts her family first. Yes, she loves to speak her mind, but she thinks before she speaks. Unlike so many other stars that are in her position, she doesn’t want to say or do anything that she might regret down the road.
With that being said, there’s so much about Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley that her fans don’t know about. Yes, she’s a dedicated mom, but she’s also the kind of mom that parents a little differently than others out there. What’s more, her parenting techniques and policies are a little different, too.
Here are 20 things that you probably didn’t know about JWoww as a mom. Check out our list and let us know what you think!
20 She’s Felt Disrespected For Her Decisions
If there is one thing that JWoww won’t take it’s disrespect (ok, make that two things. She also doesn’t do bad clubbing music and beats, but we will save that for another post). When a few trolls and naysayers had something to say about her parenting skills on social media, let’s just say that she went OFF. And as you can imagine, it wasn’t pretty. As much as JWoww likes to share her life as a mom with her fans, there will always be a handful of critics who think it’s their place to put her down in one way or another. But for JWoww, she’s not having it.
19 She Tries To Juggle Fame And Motherhood
Here’s something that a lot of people can relate to: JWoww tries to juggle her life as a celebrity with motherhood. While she knows that being a public figure is all a part of her persona, she doesn’t want to get lost in it. She’s not the Jersey Shore clubbing, drinking and partying gal that her fans were introduced to well over a decade ago. Instead, she’s the kind of mom who prefers to stay at home in her pajamas and watch an animated movie with her family. Now, that doesn’t mean her partying days are long gone. Instead, she just has different priorities these days.
18 She’s A Hands-On Mom
JWoww might be a lot of things to a lot of people, but at home, she’s always a hands-on mom. Sure, she might be a big reality television star and is a household name thanks to her MTV fame, but at home, her most important role is as a mother to her two small children. That’s why she insists on doing everything by herself, even though she can afford the best kind of help that money can definitely buy. But JWoww is not like that. She wants to be there for every milestone, every meltdown and every precious moment that should be shared between a mother and a child. And so far she seems to be doing a great job of it.
17 She’s A Social Media Mom
While a lot of people don’t like to share personal photos of their children on social media, JWoww is not like that at all. She knows that she’s a celebrity in the spotlight and as a result, her fans want to know more about her and more about her personal life. It’s who she is. She’s not an actress or a pop singer. She’s a reality television star and yes, people want to know about her real life that is not in front of the television cameras. That’s why she gives her fans what they want and that’s a glimpse of her life behind the scenes.
16 But Not A Reality Television Mom
With that being said, JWoww has admitted that if there is one thing that she will never do, it’s put her children in front of reality television cameras. That’s not the kind of life that she wants for them. One of the reasons is because she knows just how ruthless the reality television world can be. She also doesn’t want people criticizing her skills as a mother or worse, making comments about her children on social media. As a mother, she wants to protect them and that’s why her fans will never see her two children on a television program with her.
15 Her Fans Can Relate To Her
Another reason why people love JWoww so much is that her fans can definitely relate to her. If there is one thing that can be said about her, it’s that she doesn’t sugar coat anything. She tells it like it is, including all of the good, the bad and the ugly. She’s also not afraid of the truth. JWoww admits that she’s not a perfect mother and that it’s all a learning curve. That’s why her fans love her so much: she’s smart, she’s real, she’s down to earth and she doesn’t pretend to be someone that she’s not, especially when it comes to motherhood.
14 She Has a Special Parenting Bond With Snooki
While a lot of people tend to come and go in the entertainment world, it’s surprising (or probably not to some people) that Snooki and JWoww still have a very tight relationship and friendship. As a matter of fact, motherhood has helped give these two reality television stars a special bond that they will cherish for a lifetime. In the last ten years, they’ve gone from the Jersey Shore to the shoreline for a beach playdate with their kiddos, and they are loving every second of it. And yes, their fans love seeing them in mom mode, too.
13 She Admits To Feeling Alone
JWoww is the kind of person who loves to tell it like it is. Even though she’s got a great network of close family and friends, she often feels lonely, and that’s a feeling that a lot of new moms can relate too. Yes, motherhood can be very stressful, especially the first time around. More often than not, you don’t know what you are doing, you are second guessing yourself, and you are always left worrying and concerned about your child’s safety. JWoww has said that motherhood can feel very isolating, but fortunately she’s got enough people around her to help her get through the bad times.
12 Her Home Life Isn’t Perfect
Without going into too many details, JWoww’s home life isn’t what you think it would be. She and her ex-husband Roger Mathews have definitely had their ups and downs, even though they’ve tried everything in the book to make their marriage work. But like a lot of people already know, marriage and raising a family is never easy, regardless if it’s done in front of the cameras or in real life. Either way, JWoww is determined to do what’s best for her kids and of course: work with Roger to find a solution, even if it means co-parenting their two children together.
11 Co-Parenting With Her Baby Daddy
For JWoww, she often feels conflicted about her old life as a party-loving gal and her new life as a responsible and loving mother to two small children. According to The Talko, she put it this way: “I feel like there is a huge stigma: the moment you have kids, you are not allowed to drink, you are not allowed to put makeup on, how dare you take time to work out. There is just this stereotype that Nicole and I love to shut down and prove that you can be a phenomenal mother, but at the same time you can find time for yourself and it’s okay.”
10 She Admits Parenting Changed Her Marriage
This is something that plenty of people can relate to, regardless of who they are or where they come from: having kids changes the dynamic of your marriage. A lot of things can happen when you go from just the two of you to three, four or in some cases, even five. It’s hard to try and balance your parenting duties and obligations with what you owe to your marriage. And if there is one person who understands that well, it’s JWoww. Unfortunately, the reality star pulled the plug on her marriage to her husband Roger Mathews back in September.
9 She Prefers Long Road Trips With The Kids
Because of her work obligations, JWoww is the kind of mom that is always on the go. One day she’s at home, the next moment she’s flying across the country for a promotional gig or red carpet appearance. That’s just the nature of her work. But according to the reality star, she doesn’t always take her kids on her trips with her. She admits that they are not very good travelers and would rather go on long, international trips than short ones with them. That way everyone can get some much-needed rest of the plane ride before their final destination.
8 She Has Mom Guilt
JWoww is trying to do her best to prioritize herself and her needs and happiness in her life. But as any mother will admit, that’s not always easy. Many parents spend their entire adult lives trying to find that balance. As a matter of fact, the reality television star admits to having a lot of mom guilt. During an episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, both Snooki and JWoww couldn’t help but tear up a little bit when they heard Snooki’s toddler son over the phone. This is what people must mean when they say “crying in the club,” right?
7 Life With Her Son Greyson
JWoww is very honest about the fact that her son Greyson has autism. For the reality television star, some days are challenging, while other days are absolutely beautiful. And while there are plenty of ups and downs, she wouldn’t have it any other way. For her, it’s also a learning curve. "My son is perfect to me, he just can't speak," she said. "I have to learn sign language, 'cause he's learning it," she told The Today Show in an interview. "I'm going to do whatever it takes to get the best version of Bubby," she said, referring to him by his nickname.
6 She Has Unique Sleeping Tips
Throughout the years JWoww has shared quite a few unique parenting methods, including her sleeping tips for parents with small children. For JWoww, she knows what works the best for her kids. Here’s what she once said (according to People Magazine):“Here’s a tip for getting your children to bed. Do what I do. I fall asleep before them. So, I have two children, I co-sleep and sometimes, it gets too much. I'll lock the door, make sure everyone's safe and let them have at it. I'll wake up in the morning, one's sleeping on the floor, one's sleeping at the end of the bed. It works."
5 She’s An Organic Mom
JWoww has made it her mission to make sure that her children grow up to be both happy and healthy, and that’s why she’s become an ‘organic mom’ for her kids, so to speak. JWoww once said (via Us Weekly): “We never grew up with that stuff, so our kids are like the test subject for genetically made food. Meilani is strictly organic all the way. I want to give her a better life than I had because I was like, the mac and cheese kid. And soda. Apparently, I drank [11 sodas] a day at one point as a kid.”
4 She Likes Staying Home On The Weekends With Her Kids
JWoww loves to live it up, but at the same time, she would rather be at home with her children on the weekends than fist pumping it through the night at a club. JWoww said (via E! Online): “I was someone that didn’t have patience and I was very, almost OCD. You have to have patience [as a mom] and come to the fact that you will never be on time for anything ever again. Your kids will always come first.” Although she always talks about having time away from the kids, she added, “I’d rather spend my Friday and Saturday nights with my children, watching Rapunzel or Tangled.”
3 Being A Mother Feels Natural To Her
JWoww has had plenty of roles in her life, but the one that makes her feel the most important (and gives her the most satisfaction) is her role as a mother. She loves everything about parenthood and wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, she feels as though she was always born to be a mom. In other words, it’s a natural fit for her. “It just felt so natural and so right,” she told Parents.com in an interview. “I would never want the life I had before. I enjoyed it, but being a parent is so rewarding every single day.”
2 She Doesn’t Expect Perfect Kids
For JWoww, giving up is the last thing she will ever do in her life, especially when it comes to her kids. She doesn’t expect perfection, but instead gets great joy in seeing them grow and learn, especially her son Greyson. “He’s understanding words better which was his issue,” she told People Magazine in an interview. “Not that he couldn’t speak, but he would never know what his shoe is or if you said, ‘Greyson,’ he actually didn’t even know his name at one point until he was a little over 2,” she explained. “So now that he’s understanding simple words, he’s come so far.”
1 But Her Kids Will Always Come First
Sure, JWoww has plenty of opportunities to promote different products, do red carpet appearances and work in order to make ends meet at home. But when it comes to the work and life balance, she insists that her children always come first. Yes, her work is important to her, but she doesn’t want to spend too much time away from her kids. Now, whether or not she will have more kids in the future remains to be seen. For now, she’s taking things one step at a time, and of course doing everything she can to be a good, loving and hands-on mother.
source: okmagazine.com, people.com, us magazine, hellomagazine.com, mtv.com.