I’m Jen and the chief blogger here at The Runaway Mama. I write about motherhood, parenting, raising boys, sensory processing disorder, marriage, life, loss, love, excessive shopping, my owl fetish, and everything in between. My work has been published on Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Club Mid, Mamalode, Sammiches and Psych Meds, BonBon Break, BLUNTmoms, and The Good Men Project to name a few.
Despite what the title of my blog suggests, I didn’t become the Runaway Mama because I ran away. In fact, it’s because I haven’t…yet. I began writing after I caught myself binge watching (before binge watching was a thing) an entire season of Lost (before Orange Is The New Black was a thing) in less than four days while my young boys napped. Stay-at-home motherhood simultaneously fulfilled and deflated me. Writing about my experience not only got me off the couch (literally), but also it gave me a renewed sense of purpose beyond Dora and diapers or, these days, Minecraft and math homework. Most of all, it made me a better mother. I’ve been blogging as the Runaway (Shopaholic, Anxious, Happy, Guilty, Proud,
Crafty, Grateful, Crazy, Still-at-Home) Mama since July 2010.