I have many friends that spend their summers in the northeast — a brilliant move. But some of us are stuck here in Texas during the most brutal months and need to find ways to survive. Here are some things that work for me . . . but if you have other tips for surviving […]
Author Archive | Heidi
I’m a believer that moms and dads are divinely different. Every time I see my husband interact with my kids, I’m reminded of the unique things my husband brings to the lives of our kiddos. Some things just come more naturally to him than it does for me.
I ended up having a C-section after a failed, and premature, induction. I was saddened, and my heart was crushed. I felt like something sacred was taken from me . . . the option to birth my baby in my way.
Although there were a lot of reasons that it was best for my mental health for us to part ways, I found myself missing my soulmate of a friend. Along the way, I’ve had to remind myself that it’s okay to lose a friend, even a best friend, if the relationship wasn’t beneficial anymore.
Hi. I’m your mom . . . and I’m socially anxious. I’m the mom who can never commit, the one who RSVPs “maybe” on every Facebook invitation. I’m the mom standing by the playground looking intensely at grass as if the most fascinating bug just crawled by. Really I’m just avoiding social awkwardness.
My mom used to carry around her Covey planner like it was life. She called it her “brain.” I remember when she lost her brain, she offered us one dollar to help her find it. I always thought it was funny that her brain was so important because, as a kid, I just didn’t see what was […]
“No! You’re not playing it right!” screamed one child at the other as he grabbed the cars they were playing with. My boys were sliding toy cars down a baking sheet balanced against the coffee table. Crash. Bang. “MOOOOOM!” They yelled in unison. “He threw my car!” One accused the other. I assessed the situation and […]