Heather was born in Fort Lauderdale FL but relocated to Duluth at two years old. After living in 6 different states and Okinawa Japan, Heather along with her husband John and twin daughters, returned to Duluth 3 years ago. Now residing in Hermantown, Heather is a part-time social studies teacher at the area Independent School.

At This Point in Our Lives Friendship Should Be Easy

I marvel at the ability of my girls to make friends. They are unencumbered; they walk up to anyone anywhere and strike up a conversation. They run off with the nearest child at the...

The Kids Are All Right

Graduation season is upon us. Whether it's your niece, neighbor, or your own child, it seems like everyone knows someone who's graduating in any given year. For me, it's my 5 year old twins'...

We are the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Generation

As someone born in 1978 I have always lumped myself in with Generation X. But apparently the group of us born between 1977 and 1983 just don't quite fit the mold of Generation X....

Raising a Heart Warrior

The lights are dimmed. The gel is cold. The continual pushing of the ultrasound probe is becoming uncomfortable. I turn to the left. I turn to the right in an attempt to assist the...

You Won’t Find an Elf in Our House

It happens right after Thanksgiving. Social media is flooded with images of little elves descending from the North Pole sent by Santa to watch over children. It's a national phenomena. Searching Pinterest there are...
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Grief is Eternal

Recently I find myself attending a memorial service for a young man who's life was cut too short. Music plays serenely in the background as those who knew and loved him gather to honor...

The Mom Guilt is Real: Working Outside the Home

My husband and I drop the girls off for their first day of daycare. There are children everywhere. It's loud. It's chaotic. Organized chaos but nonetheless chaotic. When we get in the car, my...

Cleaning Amid Chaos

Clutter is chaotic for me.  I seriously can not function when my home is in disarray.  The status of cleanliness within the walls of my house is a direct indication of how I feel...

Questions from the Curious

Curiosity killed the cat. I don't know how many times my mother said that phrase during my childhood. Regardless it is one that is ingrained in my psyche. However, I can't say the same...

What I Wish My Husband Knew

Whether you have been married for 1 year or 50 years, one thing you learn immediately is your spouse is not a mind reader. Through dating and marriage, my husband and I have been...