Guest Blogger

Joelle Wisler

Joelle Wisler

Joelle Wisler is a writer, occasional physical therapist, and paranoid trail runner; constantly terrified of being eaten by a mountain lion. She most recently moved from the beach in California to the mountains outside of Boulder, CO where she tries to balance motherhood, writing and maintaining her sanity with her husband, Robb.

She is also Mom to Grayson, a seven-year-old tender-hearted, brave-souled son and Nora Rainbow, a two-year-old whirling dervish of destruction.

Joelle is (finally) feverishly writing her first novel based partly on the crazy mountain life that her family has created; full of lions, snow storms, magic trails, and abandoned circus trains.

You can often find her writing at sites like Scary Mommy, Mamalode and Mamapedia. Joelle is also very proud to be a co-producer of Boulder’s Listen To Your Mother show (2013, 2014) and she blogs about life at 8500 feet at

Connect with Joelle on:
Facebook page - Running From Mountain Lions
Twitter - @jowisler
Instagram - joewisler


Blog Posts by Joelle Wisler

  • Feel Needed

    Fighting The Urge To Feel Needed

    “They are only little once.” “They won’t need me forever.” “That looks hard, let me do that for you!” Oddly enough, these are the parenting phrases that I try to avoid. I firmly believe that giving my children the tools to fend for themselves is the most important gift that I can give them. Maybe […]

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  • Friendships Change

    How Friendships Change

    My girlfriends are who I go to when my instruction manual for motherhood begins to look like the psychotic ramblings scribbled in a bathroom stall. But my friendships have changed over the years. I remember when our best couple friends told us they had decided to start trying to have children. We knew their life […]

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  • Frazzled Lives

    Finding the Good in our Frazzled Lives

    It was THAT day. You know the day. The day began when I woke up precisely the moment after I had finally fallen asleep. I had only just fallen asleep because I had been very busy all night checking hot foreheads, cleaning up kids and administering ibuprofen and lying there worrying if maybe I shouldn’t […]

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  • Silence

    My Green Mama Confessions

    I live in organic kale smoothie, non-BPA, gluten-free, cloth diaperin’, homebirthin’, breastfeed them till they go to college, crunchity green land. That is, we live in the mountains outside of Boulder, which is like Boulder, but one step closer to your friends living in an Ashram and serving up their placenta for Thanksgiving dinner. And […]

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  • Family Grows

    How A Family Grows

    Our big one stretches flat against the wall….taller taller. The lines that show his growth have been made with smudged pencil, or blue pen, or red pen. They are probably surrounded by a chocolate fingerprint or two. Our little one follows 5 years behind him and her lines have just started to merge into his. […]

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