Jennifer Heck

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Age: 39

Job: stay-at-home mom now, also an RN

Husband: Robert Heck and we've been together for 19 years

Kids: daughter Madison, 9, and son Carson, 7

Neighborhood: Upper Arlington

What's the most played song on your iPod? Anything by Train!

If you had to be on a reality TV show, what would it be? "Wipe Out"

Who's your favorite TV mom? Claire on "Modern Family"

Which superhero power would you like to have? Speed

Favorite thing to do for cheap family fun? Jungle Jack's Landing at the zoo, pools and riding our bikes

Favorite restaurant to take the kids? Red Robin and Roosters - they're easy!

Favorite way to spend a Saturday? Watching and swimming at the pool, and doing diving tricks.

Favorite movie that you went to see with the kids? "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"

What's the funniest thing one of your children ever said that you really wish he or she hadn't? My son told my husband that he loves me the most.

What's the biggest difference between your children? Being that Madison is a typical 9-year-old girl, she wants to be out and about with her friends and constantly playing. Carson is more of computer, home, video game kind of boy. They're a fun mix of personalities.

What's something your mom or dad did that you thought was nuts when you were a kid but now you understand? Trying to keep the nightly family dinner intact.

What's the best advice you ever received as a parent? That everyone will give you advice, but to listen to your own instincts.