Written By:

Jenn Bryant

Current Rock of Residence:

Oahu, Hawaii

Island Girl Since:


Originally Hails From:


Jenn is straight outta Southern California. An unlikely islander, she married a native Hawaiian in 2006 and moved away from her family to live a life she never dreamed of… in Hawaii. Letting go of most conveniences to cramp into a tiny honeymoon cottage, her journey toward minimalism has taught important lessons about prioritizing people & experiences over stuff.

Jenn soon found out that she is neither a natural swimmer, nor a natural lover of the outdoor lifestyle. A bookworm since birth, she much prefers enjoying the view and the weather from inside a cozy corner of her home, though she does enjoy the slower pace that island living offers.

With her entrepreneurial husband, two precious kids, and a gigantic passion for family living, Jenn started a blog in 2015 called PracticalFamily.org where she writes and podcasts to encourage families to build strong foundations, healthy homes, and to simplify life to focus on the things that matter most in life: each other.

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