Posts Categorized: Blog

Gift of Gratitude

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! In preparation for the big day, I’ve been hitting up spin classes. I’ve been traveling a lot these days for speaking, so it had been awhile since my last spin class. All that to say, about 10 minutes into the most recent class I thought I was going to hurl as my… Read more »

Leap and the Net Will Appear

I walk through the door into my garage, looking around at what used to be filled with boxes and boxes of books, piled high and consuming half of the entire space. Now it looks almost empty. A wave of disbelief, gratitude, and panic comes over me as I realize I might run out of books… Read more »

The Only Way Out Is Through

Hello! It’s been fast and furious these days in the Heard household. I spoke locally to a Mothers of Pre-schooler (MOPS) group last Friday, at a cancer survivors’ lunch for Head for the Cure on Saturday, and I just got back from speaking in Austin, Texas to LifeMoms at LifeAustin Church. I’m looking forward to… Read more »

I Put Myself in Time-Out

Hi Friend! Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed thinking about all the things you think you should be doing in your life that you’re not? Keeping the house organized, making more money, being more involved at church, working out, teaching your kids how to be more self-sufficient, writing a book, cooking healthy meals (these are… Read more »

Be Bold and Ask

Hi! Thank you for all the love on Facebook and Instagram last week on what would have been my 9th wedding anniversary. You always make a difficult day brighter with your love and encouragement. On that particular day, I was flying to Las Vegas to join my mom for a speaking conference. After several days… Read more »

What Do I Say?

I have a confession…I still don’t know what to say to someone who’s experienced loss. Having lost my husband, you would think I’d know what to say, but all I know are the words and actions that most comforted me. During these challenging times, it’s important to remember we’re all different in how we grieve… Read more »

Best Advice Ever

Hi Friend! Today I’m keepin’ it short and sweet, sharing some of the best advice I’ve received that’s stuck with me over the years. My mom always told me, “90% of what you worry about never happens.” I always pull this one out any time fear is keeping me from doing the thing I know… Read more »

Better, Braver, and Kinder

Hi There! Is there someone in your life that makes you want to be a better, braver, or kinder version of yourself? I have several men and women who’ve done this for me, but there’s one in particular I’d like to highlight today. Thankfully, she’s given me permission to share the Cliff notes version of… Read more »

Dear Ellie

Hi!! I have to tell you about an incredible experience I had over the weekend, but before I go any further, I need to share the backstory… This summer I received an email from one of the band directors at Cuero High School, Rick Varela. For those of you who are new to my journey,… Read more »

Are You Smarter Than a Kindergartner?

Hi There! To answer the question above, of course you are smarter than a kindergartner. I thought I was, too, but apparently I still have some learning to do! Here’s what happened… After school one day last week, upon getting back home, Ellie proceeded to unzip her backpack and pull out her folder to show… Read more »