Posts Categorized: Blog

Make No Assumptions

  Hello!! I hope you’re off to a great start to the week. I must admit it’s been a little cray cray up in the Heard household recently. On Monday night, my daughter, Ellie, got really sick and threw up multiple times every hour and then eventually every half hour. By 12 AM she was… Read more »

Happy Birthday, Roo!

  Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know how the holidays can be a mixed bag of emotions, especially when you’ve lost a family member or loved one, or have difficult childhood memories of the holidays. Since my late husband, Andrew, passed away from cancer four years ago, I find Thanksgiving’s and… Read more »

Courage

  Hi There! Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Today I wanted to share a story that deeply touched my heart about my six-year-old daughter, Ellie. I hope it touches yours, too. Last week, I was picking Ellie up from school when her teacher hesitantly approached me and said, “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to tell you… Read more »

Small Acts of Kindness

  Hi There! Last week I was in Walmart, power walking through the toy isle, searching for a birthday present for one of Ellie’s friends who had an upcoming birthday party. I’d done my research by asking this little nugget what she wanted, so I was zoned in on the stuffed animal section, looking for… Read more »

Comparison Steals Creativity

  I’m not going to lie, this is my fourth attempt in two days to write this post. I’ve spent way too much time typing, editing, deleting, repeat. At this point I just need to go for it. I have a lot to say, but I’m struggling to communicate those thoughts into words. I’ve noticed… Read more »

What’s your System?

  I have this reoccurring daydream where I’m walking through my home and notice my office, my computer, and each bedroom are completely clutter-free and organized. Everything has a place. Simple, clear, and uncomplicated. I know exactly where things go and exactly what I’m supposed to do each day, confident everything I’m doing is moving… Read more »

Creating Memories

Hi There! First off, thank you for all of the love and encouragement over this past weekend. Ellie and I had the most memorable time together at my ten year college reunion and Baylor Homecoming. This trip also happened to fall on what would have been my ten year wedding anniversary to my late husband,… Read more »

Walk Down Memory Lane

Hi There! I hope you’re having a great week so far! In a few days, my daughter, Ellie, and I will be headed to Waco, TX for my <gulp!> ten year college reunion, Baylor Homecoming parade, and BU football game. A dear friend from college blessed us with the tickets and we thought it would… Read more »

Finish

Hi There! Does perfectionism paralyze you from finishing projects and reaching your goals? That’s a resounding yes for me. Recently, my mom insisted I read a book called Finish: Give Yourself The Gift Of Done by Jon Acuff. I’d read his book, Start, a couple of years ago and really liked it, so I was… Read more »

Sweat Out the Crazies

Hello! A few weeks ago, my daughter, Ellie, and I were staying at my parents’ house and, since I knew I had childcare to help with Ellie in the morning (AKA my wonderful dad), I convinced my mom to do a 5:30 AM spin class with me. I rolled out of bed to the sound… Read more »