Local Woman Volunteers with 3 Girl Scout Groups and Teaches CCD
After lunch with Jennifer Kellinger, I was feeling like someone needed to buy her more hours in the day.
You know that article that floats around the internet every so often that lists a money value for all the tasks that stay-at-home moms complete?
The most recent one is floating around Yahoo and puts a dollar amount of $96,261 on tasks including childcare, being a chef and chauffer services, just to name a few. Jennifer Kellinger, who lives in Minooka, has three children, all of them girls. She would have to be paid more than the $96,261 because that does not take into consideration one of the things she volunteers to do that makes me cringe. She is the leader of three girl scout troups, one for each of her girls the oldest, Jordyn, is a freshman at Minooka Community High School, Peyton is 11 and Maddyn is in first grade. And, if you are a sports fan, you may have noticed the theme in family naming. Each girl is named after a sports star, although the spelling is different.
In addition to being a girl scout leader, she also volunteers in her community by teaching two CCD classes at her parish - St. Mary's in Minooka. She spends a lot of time with her girls and says that she like to downwind in her kitchen - baking.
"The kids will come home and I'm baking," she said. "That's my stress relief."
Kellinger and I almost did not get to eat lunch. We tried to eat at El Palenque Restaurant, which was in Shorewood, but closed, apparently while I was not looking since I recommended we try it. Kellinger had suggested Mexican food and since I write about our two local places - Lallo's and Hacienda Don Villa so often, I wanted to try somewhere new. I had heard great things about Friaco's and it was nearby, so that's where we headed. I can tell you this much - the ceviche was fantastic. And Kellinger was a great dining partner. Those girl scouts are lucky to have her.
Stay tuned next week for the full review of Friaco's.