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September 7, 2015 Heather 2

I don’t know what to say today.  I’ve been sad lately. Even when I’m happy, there’s a layer of sad on top and it comes back quickly. Is it the stress from work, Aunt Sadie dying and the feeling of losing my family, pregnancy hormones, something else, or all of Read More

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24 weeks

September 6, 2015 Heather 0

Sometimes I feel like I can’t show my excitement or happiness because it won’t matter to others or they won’t share that. And that feeling diminishes my own. I need to try and push that feeling away and be happy regardless. My baby reached viability today, which means that if Read More

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September 3, 2015 Heather 1

My childhood was filled with family and love. I felt safe, supported, and welcomed. But, over the last 16 years, I’ve been slowly losing all of them. Half have died: my Grampa, brother, mom, Gramma. Half didn’t care as much about keeping in touch as I did. They wouldn’t return Read More

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Looking Ahead

April 14, 2015 Heather 0

This year was a struggle for me. I moved to a new state to teach a new grade to a new demographic. I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t get the chance to plan from experience. Most of what I did was put together as I went, brainstorms and Read More

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Designing: Library and Desk

June 30, 2014 Heather 1

This is my new library. Yes, it is relatively small. Over the last three moves it has downsized dramatically and has not grown due to the introduction of my Kindle. (Instead I’ve been growing my class library, though I downsized that with the move too, giving over 300 of my Read More

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On I Will Go

June 25, 2014 Heather 2

Fears and Doubts and Hakken-Kraks The Friday before I road tripped with Jeremy to Texas (part 1 of this story), I woke up to find this in my inbox: I jumped out of bed and got ready for my last day of work in Florida, motivated by the opportunities. That Read More

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Oakley Goes to Northbark

June 22, 2014 Heather 0

In the five months that I lived with my dad, Oakley had a large fenced in back yard to play in all day long. When Jeremy and I were apartment shopping, we kept this in mind and one of the key features of this one is that it is only Read More

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