Hi! I’m Brynn. I’ve been writing for years, but just recently started putting my work into the world for others to see.
I’m a freelance writer based in the Midwest. I am married and have seven kids, and before you ask — yes, I know what causes that! Five of our kids are adopted through foster care. It’s been a bit of a crazy last decade or so!
My kids attend school two days a week and I home school them the other days. This blended model is perfect for our family after trying both public school and full-time homeschool.
Remember the fluffy little chicks I wrote about back in May? I’m happy to announce they’ve grown up past the suicide watch stage. I meant to write a lot more as they grew but alas, I got busy working on a few fun freelance projects over the summer and spent less time writing for myself.
Better late than never though, right?
We started taking our chicks out for little outside adventures when they were about two weeks old. They pecked at everything, were scared of everything, and were pretty much confused most of the time!
We took great delight in…
Sometimes races don’t go well. As much as we hate to admit it, there are days when despite all the training, the planning, and doing everything “right,” it’s just not our day. But if you can take a microscope to the days leading up to your race, you just might be able to find a few small mistakes you made or little things you can tweak for next time.
I had been training for a marathon since December. I’m no stranger to the marathon scene, but I really wanted to break 4:00 in 2021. Over the past year, I have…
As much as I love kayaking alone, I like to do it with other people too. The thing is, not many of my friends have their own kayaks. I have six kids at home and a husband too, and while getting time alone is nice, it’s also nice to have cool stuff to do as a family.
So I went ahead and bought THREE more Tucktec folding kayaks. I placed my order in March, reasoning that they should arrive by mid-summer and leave us plenty of time to get on the water before winter set in.
I was pleasantly surprised…
I’m bad at sleeping.
I remember lying wide awake in bed at night as a child while my siblings slept nearby. I knew I needed to sleep, but I just couldn’t. And so I played quiet games with myself to pass the time until I finally fell asleep.
One game was doing math in my head, doubling numbers until they got high enough that I couldn’t do it anymore. Two plus two is four, four plus four is eight, and on and on. …
We’ve had chickens for seven full days. I swear they’ve at least doubled in size as their floofy exterior has come to resemble feathers more than fuzz. They’re learning how to roost and settle down to nap like proper birds, though they still occasionally flop over from exhaustion.
Athena has taken to roosting on top of the feeder. The sticks I placed carefully in the bottom of the brooder were apparently not good enough for this queen. Raise your hand if you’re surprised! I tried setting them up off the ground a bit and tried a few different thicknesses of…
I’ve always loved the idea of chickens. Little pets that entertain you, feed you, eat bugs, and fertilize your yard? What’s not to love about that?
My husband gifted me a used chicken coop for Christmas and, more importantly, finally gave his blessing on our family having chickens.
To his credit, he’s put up with a ton of my hare-brained schemes including:
When you’re visiting a city, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the things to do. Do you want to spend time in nature? Take part in the nightlife? Sample the local cuisine? Whether it’s natural or man-made, the new things around you capture your attention and delight your senses, as they should when you’re on vacation!
But what about the history of the place? What was happening in this city ten years ago, generations ago, or centuries ago?
That’s exactly what a running tour can help you discover.
My husband and I recently visited Galveston, Texas, for a week…
When you’re just starting your writing journey, it’s easy to feel like the world is working against you. Thousands of creators are vying for the same piece of the pie you’re after. If they get it? Well, that leaves less for you, which means you’ll need to work even harder to get what’s yours.
Or does it?
I started writing professionally about a year ago. Over the past twelve months, besides just writing, I’ve spent a lot of time reading what others have to say about writing and marketing. I’ve met numerous people who have been more than willing to…
I like to have a goal race. On the days I’m struggling to get my running shoes on, my goal is there yelling at me, telling me to quit being lazy and to get out there and get it done. I don’t mind cranking out a few miles with no end goal in sight, but having one drives me to work harder and be more consistent.
The racing season won’t start here until April. There are a few frosty 5ks in fall and winter, but in November I suddenly got it into my head that I wanted to go long…