Jackie Pettus, Founder, HabiLinks

Jackie Pettus, Founder

After a career in advertising on Madison Avenue and in San Francisco, Jackie “retired” to be a stay-at-home mom. Managing a home for a family of five turned out to be the hardest job she ever had. Almost every task she faced was something she was doing for the first time. She learned the hard way, by trial and error, reading “how to” books, magazine articles and relying on friends and family for advice.

A decade later the internet came to the rescue. She searched the web for help with a myriad of unfamiliar tasks faced over the years. Just when things finally seemed under control, the kids moved out.

With an empty nest and a desire to share her hand-picked resources, Jackie created HabiLinks, the only curated, unpaid guide dedicated to finding useful lifestyle information on the web. Whether you’re busy outfitting a nursery or applying for social security, HabiLinks helps navigate the road of life with “lifestyle links you can really use.”

Jackie has over half a century of experience in the eighteen lifestyle categories covered by HabiLinks. That makes her a very good judge of what’s useful and what’s not.