Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grandparenting.

The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Guest Blogger

Welcome to my Guest Blogger page! This is where I archive the posts from all my guests.  They contribute to the quality and success of this site. I thank them! If you missed one of their posts, you can find them in the links below. Enjoy!

Meet Savanna Taylor, born and raised in a small town called Parma, Idaho (perhaps you have heard of it?) After getting my degree in History Education, my husband Brycen got accepted to the Healthcare Administration program at WSU in Spokane, WA. We have one crazy daughter named Addlee who is smart, spunky, and has a lot of curly hair. I love a good book, anything that has to do with Real Housewives on Bravo, my family, shopping, and my religion. I love to blog, it is such a great outlet (even if being a mom might come first to updating it)!

Savanna writes about taking the plunge toward your dreams December 17, 2015
Savanna writes about moving forward April 9, 2015



Meet Guest Blogger, Sheila Eismann, third in her family lineage of five female authors, speakers and poets, who endeavors to be an encourager with a sense of humor.  Sheila’s newest release, Heart to Heart from God’s Word ~~ Daily Encouragement for You, doubles as a yearly devotional and prayer journal.  Stirrings of the Spirit, which chronicles ten true life stories of God’s miraculous intervention in the lives of many people, is showcased along with Sheila’s other literary endeavors at www.desertsagepress.com and www.sheilaeismann.com

Sheila writes about investing in your dreams February 26, 2015



Meet Curtis Q. Purrheadd III.  He is a cat with a few things to say about taking care of ourselves. Curtis lives with his human, Jane Freund. 


Curtis writes about self-care February 19, 2015



Hello! I'm Kristey. I love to write, it soothes me, and some of it may interest or even help someone. I gave birth to 4 amazing people, and I live in a sleepy little town outside of Boise Idaho, where I drive a school bus! I am an active member of the LDS church. I love to laugh and tease, but I have a mean streak that most people will never see.  I can be a little eccentric at times. I love to look at train tags, and I can never get enough chocolate. I dream of water often, and love to be in it or near it. My favorite beach in the world (so far) is Point-No-Point Beach near Kingston, Washington, where I lived for 8 years. I am constantly at battle with a weird, re-appearing black monster in my head and I am prone to addictions. I love to help people talk out their problems, and feel better.  I am not big into animals, but I can appreciate them.  I hate spiders, bullies, and seafood. I hope to be a published writer someday!


Kristey writes about love February 12, 2015


Meet JoEllen Claypool, the author of The Secrets Behind the Eyes,  A Realist’s Guide to Being a Pastor’s Wife, Realistic Tips to Being a Pastor’s Wife, Are You on the Verge of a Spiritual Heart Attack  and a contributing author of the Eclectic Collage Volumes 2, 3 and 4. She serves in the ministry with her husband who pastors a small country church in Caldwell, Idaho. Understanding the impact that one person can make, JoEllen is eager to reach out and encourage others to make right choices so that lives can be saved.

JoEllen writes about slowing down February 5, 2015
THEY'RE EVERYWHERE! THEY'RE EVERYWHERE! January 28, 2016





Meet Paulee, a wife, mother, farm girl, artist, and favorite team member of mine!  Paulee has an eye for style and enjoys helping others work with the things they already have to make their homes a reflection of themselves.  She shares tips on Facebook as Perspective by Paulee.

Paulee writes about decorating for you January 22, 2015







I’m Raquel Roetto L.M.T. (Licensed Massage Therapist). I have been practicing therapeutic massage since 1997 after graduating from the Myotherapy College of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. I have an office in my Nampa, ID home and also provide seated chair massage in local businesses (some of which I’ve been in for nearly 15 years). My favorite reason to do massage is to make someone feel better and I do that through therapeutic massage as well as relaxing massage, depending on what you need.  My specialties include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology and Pre and Postnatal Massage.

Raquel writes about massage therapy  January 15, 2015

Meet Randall, a husband, father of five, and successful battler of mental illness.  Randall tells how he found hope and wellness through alternative treatment.  He loves running and is an outdoor enthusiast, but his favorite role is that of husband and father. Thank you, Randall for sharing this important and sensitive story.  You can visit Randall's website and Facebook page, Mental Health and Well Being for Families, to learn more.


Randall writes about depression and hope January 8, 2015


Meet Carlos, an educator, photographer, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also a husband, and a father. He and his wife, Bridgette, have one daughter. Carlos is a Spanish high school teacher, and loves to photograph, spend time with his beautiful family, and be active in his church. You can visit Carlos’ photography website and personal blog at carlosrendonphotography.com

Carlos writes about overcoming weakness December 18, 2014



Meet Rebecca Martin, the founder and CEO of dear jane Inc.,
a career services company. Her mission isn’t simply to get people hired but to help them discover their calling and turn it into a career they can be passionate about. She has helped newcomers to retirees find meaningful work and has coached successful business owners through career-changing transitions.


Rebecca writes about making life changes December 11, 2014



Meet, Sierra, Certified Health and Fitness Specialist.  She earned her degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University after spending one of the greatest years of her life as a freshman at Utah State with Granny Green’s favorite daughter, Marie. (I love this!) Feel free to read up on her favorite fitness soapbox issues, answers to nutrition and exercise questions, or send her your own at sierradeburgh.com.

Sierra writes about starting over December 4, 2014





Meet, Marie, wife, mother-of-three, and owner of a little Etsy shop called Not Very Domestic. She also happens to be Granny Green’s favorite daughter!  You can follow Marie on Instagram @notverydomestic to see what crafty stuff she is up to.


Marie writes about gratitude November 26, 2014








Meet Nikki Dale, owner of Bedhead Designs. Nikki makes custom upholstered headboards and ruffle pillows to sell in her Etsy shop, Bedhead Designs and locally. She has a husband, 4 children, and a small farmstead in a rural farming community in Western Idaho. She home schools her kids and is active in her church and community.

Nikki writes about following your dreams November 20, 2014
Sharing Traditions April 2, 2015
Word of the Year  January 21, 2016





Meet Donetta, another stay-at-home mom who believes in having the courage to make the most of the opportunities life gives.  Donetta is a homemaker, concer survivor, and author of several books both fiction and non-fiction.  You can follow blog “A Happy Homemaker” and find her on Facebook.

Donetta writes about courage November 13, 2014








Meet Karli, a stay-at-home mom and health coach at Take Shape For Life. Karli explains the difference between knowing what to do and actually doing something with that knowledge.  You can follow her blog Health Confessions, or catch up with her on Facebook and Instagram @healthconfessions.

Karli writes about knowledge November 6, 2014





Meet Jane Freund, an author, speaker and book coach based in Boise, Idaho. Her latest book, "One Breath Closer to Heaven" will be available in November. Previously, Jane taught Communication for ten years at Boise State University. Her books can be found at http://bit.ly/visitjanefreundsonlinebookstore (if you want to support local business) and Amazon.You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/janefreundauthorspeakerandbookcoach

Jane writes about her Best Daily Practice January 7, 2016
Jane writes about Friendship October 30, 2014



Meet Jennifer, my first Guest Blogger! Jennifer hails from Utah, but began her journey in Parma, Idaho.  Her work at Franklin Covey has provided some insight that she wants to share.  She has a few words to say about taking care of your mental and emotional health.  Thank you, Jennifer, for contributing this week!

Jennifer shares some thoughts on happiness March 26, 2015

Jennifer writes about "ME" time October 13, 2014




Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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