Parenting & Other Life Stories

Small Piece of Balance

“Sometimes running sucks: you’re tired, it’s too early and its cold, you don’t wanna. Still you lace them up and remember why you run.” – Run Pretty Far I run to bring balance into my life. However, finding drive and inspiration as a solo runner can be challenging so naturally some runs come easier than… Continue reading Small Piece of Balance

Coffee Blog

If we were enjoying a lazy morning coffee…

Let’s paint a picture: It’s been a long week and relief and tiredness followed you home last night. The night was what it was and now morning stretches and yawns around you, lazily, and the whole weekend lays ahead of you. You stretch and pick up the steaming mug of coffee and pad to your… Continue reading If we were enjoying a lazy morning coffee…

Parenting & Other Life Stories

The Day Fades Away

I’m thankful for those moments when the day fades away. Those moments where that tiny child rolls onto his side snuggled close after story time, his little body already radiating the heat of sleep, and the rhythmic breath of a sleeper is all that can be heard in the dusky room. The comfort of your… Continue reading The Day Fades Away

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Where does Mom fit in?

The Penis Chronicles presents “Where does Mom fit in?” When my son was 8 years old he started walking to school without his parents. It was a big deal all around and I was proud of him, but I also struggled with parental doubts about his age, responsibility, what ifs, and societal questions. Regardless, he… Continue reading Where does Mom fit in?


Finding it in the Quiet

You have sat down to write after re-arranging your schedule to make time for it. Your pencil is posed over the paper, or maybe your fingers are posed over the keyboard but nothing comes. No ideas are rolling through your mind only silence and awareness of time ticking by. You strain your thoughts: nothing. With… Continue reading Finding it in the Quiet