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Heather Hemmert

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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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CA Restaurant’s Policy Bans Crying or Loud Children

We’ve all been there: in a public place with the kids, one second they are fine and the next, they’re bouncing off the walls,...
Simple but Perfect Father's Day Gift Idea: Daddy's Stache

Simple but Perfect Father’s Day Gift Idea: Daddy’s Stache

Father’s Day is coming up on June 17th and if you need a cute and simple idea on how to spoil the dad in...
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Annoying Side Affects of Pregnancy That Might NOT Happen

One of the reasons why I burst into unhappy tears when I first saw that positive pregnancy test 5 years ago was because I...
Child-less Friends: Sometimes I Really Envy You

Child-less Friends: Sometimes I Really Envy You

To my friends who don’t have kids, I have something honest and real that I need to share with you: Sometimes it’s really hard to...
5 Teacher Gifts You Shouldn’t Waste Your Time/Money On

5 Teacher Gifts You Shouldn’t Waste Your Time/Money On

Look, another school year is ending and I’m just going to lay this all out for you at the risk of sounding selfish: not...
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Using Our Birthdays As A Day to Serve

My kid may tower over the rest of her class, lick the floor of restaurants, and pass endless gas that she thinks is hilarious,...
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Memorial Day Activities Everyone Will Love

Memorial Day is coming up on May 28th and we never pass up an opportunity to round up some cute crafts and activities for...
Worrying Will Strip Parents of Today’s Joy

Worrying Will Strip Parents of Today’s Joy

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows. It empties today of its strength.” -Corrie Ten Boom. When parenting is so hard, when the next...
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Stop Making It Sound Like Having a Second Kid is All Doomsday

A PSA to all friends, family and strangers who feel like commenting about the fact that I’m about to have my second (or third,...
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To the Mom with Mental Illness: If You Can’t, Let Me

To the mom who is muddling through mental illness: I see you. You are a mother. No matter your background, no matter your current situation,...
Teacher Suspended for Making Pancakes During State Testing

Teacher Suspended for Making Pancakes During State Testing

Before we start, can we just all agree that state educational testing is a little hardcore, almost to an obnoxious level? The perfect, precise...
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Marco Polo: An App That Helps Moms Feel Connected to Adults

Do you love to chat with your girlfriends but hate having to get all dressed up to go out every time? Do you wish...