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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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Halloween Costumes Are Extra Fun For Pregnant Ladies

I have a friend who painted her big pregnant belly like a pumpkin one year.  She wore an orange t-shirt and pulled it up above the baby bump, and painted the bump orange with jack-o-lantern eyes.  When the baby kicked, it looked like the pumpkin was possessed, but it was still fun.

I ran across some other fun ideas for pregnant gals in the Huffington Post that I thought I'd pass along.

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Here’s Something To Help Us Fight The Post-Baby Belly Fat

Pole Dancing! Have you ever tried it?  I have not, but I totally want to hop on a pole now that I've read about this class for Moms and babies to take together.

Come on moms, let's just put those fat cards on the table - once you have a child your belly is never the same, and even if you're skinny as a rail there will always be some mysterious flab there.  You'll notice it especially when you're bent over drying your hair, right?  Yep. And then the thought, "Where in the heck did THAT come from?  Oh yes, I gave birth."  So let's pole dance.

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What’s Biggest Thing You’ve Returned After A Breakup? Jordin Sparks Says She’ll Give Back the BMW.

I was one of those people who was convinced that Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo were going to get married one day.  They were just too cute I thought, but ya just never know what the real story is.  Now that they've broken up, I've become an even bigger Jordin Sparks fan

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Do You Still Read Books? I Mean Actual Books?

You guys and your fancy e-readers.  That's one area of technology that I just haven't embraced.

I was on an airplane earlier this month, and I noticed one other woman holding a hard copy of a book besides me, and she was about 65.  The rest of the passengers were reading on Kindles or other e-readers.

Which do you like best?  

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