Hi. At 5:00 in the morning every day I am an aspiring author plugging along on my first series of books about a tree who becomes obsessed with a girl and will do anything to make her happy.
I am also a wife and a mom and an former physical therapist. I like to write about my kids because they won’t stop talking and my brain is mostly filled up with their words.
I live in the mountains in Colorado at 8500 feet. This is a wild and beautiful place to live but hard and oh my god the snow. I love to run the mountain trails that surround our house but I’m pretty constantly terrified of getting eaten by a mountain lion. Or trampled by a moose. Or chewed on by a bear. Strangely enough, the closest encounter that I have had with a ticked off creature was a deer. He looked pretty serious though.
When I’m not conquering my fears over wild animals, I work as a staff writer for Scary Mommy and I also write for a few other places on the interwebs including, The Huffington Post, In The Powder Room, Babble, Mamalode, Mamapedia, and Dr. Greene.
I’m married to Robb, who is like an entrepreneur extraordinaire, world-changing, alternative energy super hero. Our 9 yo son has a tender heart and an old soul and a worrisome Minecraft addiction. Our little girl is a four-year-old whirling dervish of destruction and fun. She hates salad and clothes but she likes her brother and babies and getting into the car very slowly.
We sometimes spend time on a beach in California, the woods in the Black Hills, and on a farm in Minnesota to visit our far-flung families. My blog is more free-range and less helicopter, more organic than processed, more mountains than city, and more hippy than hipster.
You can email me at runningfrommountainlions (at) gmail (dot) com