Author Archives: jenniphur

NYC in April – a letter to my dad

Hi Dad, My boyfriend and I stayed in New Jersey and rode the ferry back and forth every day to NYC. We walked 40 miles in our 4.5 day trip, two of the days totaled 13 miles each. We went … Continue reading

Posted in traveling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

NYC, OCD, and no hand sanitizer!

  Yes, I did this. I went to New York City with  my obsessive-compulsive hand washing, forgot my hand sanitizer and survived! I know that I could have bought some hand sanitizer while I traveled. I had every intention of … Continue reading

Posted in traveling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Truck Envy

I have truck envy. There, I said it. Not just for any truck. No, I want the Toyota Tacoma. Stop laughing. I have wanted a Toyota Tacoma since I was in college. I have also moved more times than I … Continue reading

Posted in change, gratitude, single mom | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What I Learned from My Last Relationship

I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit beating myself up over my last relationship. It lasted 4 months, a new record of shortness. Here’s what happened and what I learned: The first date I cancelled it. Someone informed … Continue reading

Posted in dating, single mom, single parent | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Inner Dialogue on Dating, & My Parents’ Influence

This week I heard my inner dialogue about dating again go like this: ‘My mom gave up years ago. So can I!’ What. The. Fudge?!?! ‘Now that I think about it, my dad gave up long before my mom did, … Continue reading

Posted in dating, single parent | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My First Half Marathon as a Single Mom

About a year ago, I decided to challenge myself. Running as my therapy (it helps me burn off energy & have more patience), I could easily run 5 miles any time, any day. I started rolling around the idea of … Continue reading

Posted in running | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Considering Change

I read I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan over the weekend. The premise of the book appealed to me. “In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young’s wonderful life – great friends, family, and successful career- aren’t enough to … Continue reading

Posted in single parent | Tagged , , | Leave a comment