Kendra Johnston is an American YouTuber and social media personality. She is the matriarch of the Johnston family that runs the popular YouTube family vlogging channel, ‘J House Vlogs.’ Originally from Arizona, she and her family lived in Kansas City before relocating to Puerto Rico. Their main channel was set up in August 2014, and the first video was posted in September that year. Since then, the channel has garnered a loyal group of consumers for its content that only has grown over time. At present, the family has over a million subscribers and more than a billion views on the channel. In July 2016, Johnston created her personal channel, ‘Mom Stuff.’ As of 2019, she has accumulated over fifty thousand subscribers and nearly about a million views on it. The family’s popularity on YouTube has made its way to other social media platforms as well. They have more than 180 thousand, over 50 thousand, and more than 20 thousand followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, respectively.
Rise to Fame
It was originally Kendra’s husband Jeremy’s idea to set up a YouTube channel and document their lives and the lives of their children on it. Initially hesitant, Kendra needed some convincing before she agreed to it. The ‘J House Vlogs’ channel was created on August 14, 2014. The first video, titled ‘First Vlog’, was uploaded on 18 September. In it, Kendra and Jeremy introduce their family and speak about their intention with the channel. In the ensuing years, they have managed more or less to keep to those early plans. They put out videos several times a week. On December 25, 2017, they revealed the fact that their surname is Johnston on a video titled ‘Last Name REVEAL’. Their outro catchphrase, “Goodnight, J House out” is said by one of the family members in most videos. Sometimes, they also record one of the children saying it and play the recording at the end. The family has the comment section disabled on all of their videos.
Some of the most popular videos on the channel are ‘Laura's 3 Year Old Birthday Special’, ‘Trick or Treat’, ‘3rd Birthday Party’, ‘Laura’s 2 Year Old Birthday Special’, and ‘Racing Tornado to Airport’. These days, each of their videos normally receives hundreds of thousands of views.
Kendra created her own YouTube channel, ‘Mom Stuff,’ on July 7, 2016, and posted the first video on the following day. Titled ‘Mom Stuff Intro’, it shows her giving an outline of what the channel is going to be about to her viewers. However, she has only uploaded two more videos since then. Her last post, titled ‘First Trimester Update’, was uploaded on September 12, 2016.
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Family & Personal Life
Kendra was born on June 21, 1983, in Arizona, USA. She met her husband Jeremy when they both lived in the same apartment complex. He was the one who showed his interest first. However, when he asked her out, she declined as she really did not know him at the time. Later, they got together at a dance party hosted at their apartment complex. He asked her to dance with him but left her just after one dance to mingle with others. According to Kendra, this irritated her. After the party ended at midnight, they were heading to their apartments together. She lived on the first floor and he lived on the third floor. They were ready to part ways when they began conversing on various things. Before they knew it, four hours had passed. When she eventually got to her apartment, she apparently told her flatmate, “Man, forever with that guy would go really quickly.” Jeremy, for his part, felt that they held similar views on various matters.
They were initially friends. However, by August 2004, a relationship had begun to develop between the two. Later, the couple got engaged. On January 2, 2005, they exchanged wedding vows. Their oldest, Isaac, was born on June 26, 2008. At the time, they were living in Utah as Jeremy was pursuing a law degree at Brigham Young University—J. Reuben Clark Law School. Their oldest daughter, Elise, was born on January 20, 2010, Utah.
The family moved to Kansas City, Missouri sometime in 2010. Jeremy began his professional career as an attorney at Brown & James PC in August 2010, with Kendra staying at home and raising their children. Their third child, a son whom they named Caleb, was born on February 11, 2012, in Kansas City. He was followed by Laura on January 25, 2014. On March 1, 2017, their fifth child, a daughter named Janae, was born.
After working at prestigious law firms like Sanders, Warren & Russell LLP, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, and Withers, Brant, Igoe & Mullennix, P.C., Jeremy became a shareholder at his family’s practice, Johnston Law PC, in August 2017. At present, he is a full-time YouTuber.
Kendra and her family relocated to Puerto Rico in January 2019. They are part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeremy and Kendra have been home-schooling their children.