Author Archive | Heather


It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

The first year with a new baby is HARD.  Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying “don’t worry, hun, after the first year, it gets easier.” But you know what?  I’m calling their bluff. Of course, my experience is […]

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On Embracing Seasons

I. Hate. Winter. There. I said it.  I grew up in Wisconsin, so it’s not like I’m not used to the snow, ice, and cold. It’s just that I don’t like it. Beyond that, I just love summer. So much so, that from the first day of August until the first snowflake falls, I find […]

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Twenty Milestones for Multiples

When I was pregnant with my first child, I distinctly remember going to the bookstore and pouring over the baby books. I carefully chose the cutest, sweetest one on the shelf. Throughout his first year of life, I meticulously and neatly filled out every detail with a specially purchased, smudge-proof pen. Child Two — I attempted […]

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To the Mamas, In the Wake of Violence

We woke up this morning to the news of yet another act of horrific violence. Humanity on humanity; pointless, meaningless, hatred-turned-violence. News like this shakes me to the core. And as I sip my coffee, lean against the doorpost, and watch my babies sleep in innocent, peaceful dreams of swimming in the lake and building […]

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