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Heather Hemmert

Heather lives with her husband, daughter and son and has learned to accept that Utah is now her permanent home. Before becoming a stay at home mom, she taught elementary school and loves to use that background to create fun activities to entertain her children. Though staying home with the kids is great, Heather has always enjoyed finding more ways she can keep herself sane, including elaborate cross stitch designs and playing with any puppy she can find. She particularly loves to read and write and prides herself in always remaining honest in her posts about life as a wife and mother, even when the truth is sometimes embarrassing.
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Appreciation For Our Dads–You’re Rocking it!

You tend to get a bad rap. Shows and movies always portray you as the idiot guy who doesn’t know how to cook a...
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The Other Side of Fertility: Conceiving Easily is Not Always a Blessing

There are a few phrases that we ladies are just not allowed to say: “I wish I wasn’t a mom.” “I wish I had less kids.” “I...
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Real Talk: We Don’t All Love Motherhood

I’m going to wade through the political correctness, the tip toeing around feelings, and the quick-to-crucify judgers to reach the quiet group of women...
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The Precious Luxuries of Parenthood

Sure, there are a lot of downsides to being a parent, like potty training, basically living in your car due to all the errand...
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Mom Reprimanded for Sending Child to School with Raisins for Snack

I understand needing to promote healthy food choices and using public schools as a avenue for this change, but how far is too far? Should schools...
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Billboard For New Children’s Movie Promotes Body Shaming, Film Studio Gives Fake Apology

Let’s see—what’s the best way I can start teaching my daughter to be self-conscious about her body at the earliest age possible? Oh! Use...
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When It’s Time to Move On: Tips to Drying Up Your Milk Supply

My first child decided at 8 months to self-wean. Cold turkey, she nursed for breakfast and then for her next session, she just wouldn’t...
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Loving Multiple Children: Three Steps to Ease Your Fears

“I’m scared to have another child because I love my first so fiercely. How will I have room in my heart for another without...
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Don’t Lie–You DO Have a Favorite Child

  The oldest child is a parent’s favorite child. Think about it from a sibling perspective: Which sibling has gotten the most time with the parents,...
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Former ESPN Anchor Has Miscarriage On Air, Prompting Question: Why Suffer In Silence?

Mother’s Day brings out the best and the saddest stories of motherhood, and this year was no different, as we celebrated another Mother’s Day...
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What NOT to Say to The Mother Struggling to Potty Train Her Child

One of the reasons why I cried when I found out I was pregnant with my first was because I knew there would come...
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No Gifts for Mother’s Day – I Want THESE Behaviors

“What gift do you want for Mother’s Day, honey?” What do I want? You really want to know? Okay well first, I don’t want you to run...