Author Archive | Heather

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CHOOSING THE HARD ROAD

I remember being a little girl dreaming about getting married and how amazing it would be to one day bear the title of wife and mother.   Fast forward and that dream came true as I have been a wife for almost 13 years and a mom for over 9.  Recently, I was sitting with […]

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Saying Goodbye

SAYING GOODBYE

As a new parent, people give you advice on many things including breastfeeding, sleeping habits and the latest, greatest gadgets.  All of this information is great, but what I realized is that no one talks about how to deal with loss.  There is the simple type of loss, dealing with sleep, independence and even hair. […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FATHER

  Dear Dad – Another year has passed and I haven’t heard from you.  The phone doesn’t ring anymore and I’m certain my youngest wouldn’t know you if she saw you. While these thoughts sadden me, I realize I am stronger than ever before and I am thankful for the many lessons you taught me […]

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INTENTIONAL LIVING WITH OUR KIDS

My word for 2017 is “Intentional”.  I have worked hard choosing different aspects of my life to focus on being more intentional.  I’ve created time to work out, restarted the budgeting sheets with my husband and carved out time for Bible Study at night.  One area that I knew I still needed some work in […]

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WHAT’S ON YOUR RESUME?

Think about the last time you applied for a job? Maybe it was last week, last year or even the last decade. Do you remember filling out that application that seemed to take hours as you input every detail?  When is the last time you put together a resume that embodied all of your skills, […]

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I GIVE UP!

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, GIVE UP!

Once I became a mom, it seemed that so many balls were thrown in the air all at once.  Breastfeeding, working, lack of sleep, diapers, laundry, toys, advice from those I wanted it from and even more advice from those I didn’t.  The feeling of needing to have it all together felt overwhelming and unattainable, […]

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MY ONE WORD

It’s that time of year.  Many people are setting out and compiling a list of resolutions that they hope to keep over the next 12 months… Exercise Lose weight Sleep more Work less Start this… Stop that… The list becomes exhausting and honestly it’s something I dread every year. I never know what to choose […]

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hoiday

MOVING PAST HOLIDAY ANXIETY

The countdown has started.   Christmas trees have filled the store aisles. Christmas music is making its appearance and the dreaded Christmas toy catalogs have jammed my mailbox full. Christmas is just around the corner and with it often comes a case of the “gimmees,” and the “I want this and that, and oh wait […]

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THE STORY OF US!

It’s October, the trees are starting to change, the temperature is dropping and the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon is in the air.  Fall is my favorite time of year for so many reasons, but the one that stands out the most is October is the month of my wedding anniversary.   This year my […]

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When you give a mom a minute... (1)

IF YOU GIVE A MOM A MINUTE…

If you give a mom a minute to relax She will probably want to use the restroom alone Once in the bathroom she will be reminded she needs to buy more toilet paper When she realizes she needs toilet paper, she will pull out her phone to make a list As she pulls out her […]

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Back to School

5 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR

It’s that time of year again.   The buses are gassed and ready for kids, classrooms have fresh bulletin boards, the little ones have new backpacks and the pantry is filled with snacks. It’s time for school to start!!! As I prepared everything for my kids to begin a new year, I realized there are so […]

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WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

It’s July, the sun is hot, and it feels like the countdown to the new school year has already begun! This summer our family decided to go on a tour of our area with a specific goal in mind. We weren’t looking for parks. We weren’t finding the best splash pad. We weren’t exploring new trails. […]

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