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Jen Austin

Jen Austin is the host of the afternoon drive show on Mix 106, from 2 to 7pm every weekday. After a brief stint on Mix 106 in 2009, she's back in the Treasure Valley, entertaining listeners with interesting tidbits about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, and all the latest celebrity and pop culture news as Mix listeners wind down their day. Jen was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska. She went to college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and that's where Jen got her start in radio at country station KZKX. Jen continued in country radio at KASE in Austin, TX before moving to work at a network of stations that sent her shows to markets including Lubbock, Amarillo, Corpus Christi and Tyler, TX; as well as Jackson, MS, Lawton, OK, Baton Rouge, LA and more.
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Wanna Make Your Guy Cry? Tell Him You’re Pregnant Like This Girl Does.

Thanks to Youtube, we get to see life-changing moments, like when guys first find out their wives are pregnant.

This couple got married in 2012, and had been trying to conceive for awhile.  Notice the due date is June 2015, meaning she kept this secret for at least two months.  Impressive!

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Jen Austin-Townsquare Media
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Have You Ever Canceled Thanksgiving Dinner to Shop?

I sat my three girls on the couch on Sunday and had them point to things they wanted in a Christmas catalog, and they found something they were dying to have on every single page.  Not my brightest parenting move!  Now I have a list of 40 things on their wish list and still no clear idea of what to get.

I'll pick up a few things here and there ahead of Thanksgiving, but I'm planning to keep Thanksgiving Day all about food and family.  No shopping.  Anyone with me?  I heard people talking yesterday about one family that's not having Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday the 27th so they can hit sales at the stores instead.  OMG.

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50 Adults and Kids Answer The Question: What Would You Change about Your Body?

This is fascinating, and if you're like me you'll totally relate to at least one, maybe all of these people.

We all have insecurities about our bodies.  Watching this video helps us not feel alone in that, and realize that maybe the things that we consider weaknesses really aren't such a big deal after all

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Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images
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Oprah Reveals This Year’s Favorite Things Soon

A sneak-peak of Oprah's of Favorite Things just came out, and the full list will be featured in O Magazine on November 11th.

I love the list!  I've never purchased anything from it, but I love to be inspired by it and gather ideas and see what's cool.  The list is always good for a little window shopping at work, and you know there's a pretty good chance it will include a comfy pair of PJ's.

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How Early Is Too Early To Put Up The Tree?

I'm one of those people, who starts getting Christmas gifts and decorations early, and could be the reason that the stores start playing Christmas music in October.  Sorry!  I love the holiday season and want to squeeze every day out of it that I can.

When do you put up the tree?

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