#IMOMSOHARD Talks Parenting, Wine & Their Summer Comedy Tour
May 15, 2017 03:14PM
By Melanie Heisinger
For a combined 40+ years both women have been writers, teachers, and comedians always appreciative of a good laugh. For about a quarter of that time they've been mothers, which has given their comedy a direction and a hilarious purpose.
About a year ago, Kristen and Jen decided to start creating videos to highlight the craziness, stretch marks, spit up, and all of the difficult -- and hilarious -- things that comes with being a parent. And thus #IMOMSOHARD was born. How they describe what they do, "Two moms. (Not married.) (Actually, married. Just not to each other.) Four kids. Two husbands. 3 dogs. Minimally, 2 glasses of wine. Lots of laughs."
Since then, their popularity has grown immensely within the social media world and they plan to embark on a comedy tour all around the United States.
As part of their tour they will be passing through Fresno and we wanted to know a little bit more about Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of #IMOMSOHARD. We reached out with a few questions and they were kind enough to get back to us.
Tell us a little bit about yourselves. How did the duo get started?
We got married, had kids, starting making similar mistakes all around the same time.
Has comedy always been a big part of your lives?
K: My dad is the world's best story teller. He taught me that telling a good joke can take you pretty far in life. My mom is really funny too except you tell her a joke on a Monday and she gets it by Thursday.
K: The only prediction I had when we started this is that I knew whatever Jen and I did together we would commit completely and we would do the best version of it we could. Jen has an incredible work ethic and I'd like to think I do okay as well. We're midwest so working hard is in our blood.
What's been your most memorable moment so far? How about outrageous?
How has it been planning for the tour? Are you excited?
K: It's like the biggest puzzle you've ever put together. And nothing is decided quickly. As a mom, you constantly try to plan for the unexpected. Everything about the tour is unexpected. We have such an incredible group of people helping us, we have Dashiel and Delilah's Aunt Lexi joining us to help babysit and Eleanor and Finn's God Mother Renee so that makes it feel so fun and takes the pressure off of Jen and I in some regards. Don't get me wrong. We're still going to be putting kids in timeout right before we step on stage.
Do you have ant tips for parents looking to find their own humor in parenthood?
Anything else we should know about?
And lastly, our "Moms" on the Facebook page (which by the way is not exclusively Moms, we love our single gal, fur mommy, single dude contingent) and they have literally given us the confidence to push ourselves in a way we didn't know we could. Every move we make we is with them in mind.
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Keep up with Jen and Kristin on their website.