Heather O'Brien

° I'm Heather, mama to two almost-tween girls and one stillborn baby girl (7/1/12).
° I'm married to David, a fabulous artist & my best friend.
° I'm a knitter, a writer, a liberal, an activist.
° I'm bipolar and so is my daughter.
° I'm happy, truly happy, for the first time in years.
° I'm grateful for my friends and my family.

A Stolen Few Minutes… And A Gender Announcement!

It has been two months since I last wrote for my blog, and I have missed it sorely. We are currently without internet access at home, and my schedule has become dense with various appointments for myself and Lakin. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to write again as often as I would like […] The post A Stolen Few Minutes… And A Gender Announcement! ...more

Fresh and Sexy Equals Better Intimacy! #FreshNSexy

When you’ve been married (or in a committed relationship) for a long time, it’s easy to let things like romance and intimacy (and yes, even personal hygiene, to a degree) fall by the wayside. That’s how it works with us anyway, so I imagine it’s similar for everyone. I’m busy — driving the kids to […] The post Fresh and Sexy Equals Better Intimacy! ...more

Just Out Of Arm’s Reach

It’s difficult to reconcile being so happy for one baby, while nursing a broken heart over another. I keep waiting for it to get easier, but all I can picture these days is Clara at 15 months old. Would she be walking yet? ...more

Insane Goals – July/August 2013 Updates

Our family is working through a list of several insane goals...more

InstaFriday – 9/13/13

It’s Friday!I’m excited to share my week in pictures via Jeannett’s InstaFriday link-up at Life Rearranged. I’m thedestinymanifest on instagram, if you’d like to follow me. I’m excited that I finally feel like blogging again… it’s been too long since my desire to write matched up with my ability to sit and write without feeling […] The post InstaFriday – 9/13/13 appeared first on The Destiny Manifest ....more

Summer Savings with Fuel Rewards Network and @MasterCard #FuelFamilyFun #MC

At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a post about how our family was saving money using MasterCard and the Fuel Rewards Network. I thought it was about time to update you all on our summer savings, and what we’ve been able to do with our grocery rewards. I’ve learned even more about the […] The post Summer Savings with Fuel Rewards Network and @MasterCard #FuelFamilyFun #MC appeared first on The Destiny Manifest ....more

Two Week Wait… and a Birthday Party!

It’s been two weeks since I wrote anything and I’m feeling a strong pull to get back in the game. I can’t say it’s been an enjoyable two week vacation, not exactly. It’s been a whirlwind of back to school, family visiting from out of town, temporary dog-sitting for my sister, who broke her kneecap, […] The post Two Week Wait… and a Birthday Party! ...more

Big News In Our House!

It’s been a busy week in our household! First and foremost, if you haven’t already seen the big news on my Facebook page, let me be the first to tell you our wonderful news! We’re pregnant! ...more

What’s On Your Fridge? {Old School Blogging} #OSBlog

It’s August… time for some more Old School Blogging! Elaine (Miss Elaine-ous) and Katie (Sluiter Nation) want to see what’s on your fridge (or in your fridge, for that matter). I’m not going to show you the inside, because it’s the day before payday and the fridge is pitifully empty, but I will show you […] The post What’s On Your Fridge? ...more

Soaking Up The Summer Sun

I have really been enjoying my small break from blogging. By giving myself permission to only blog once a week for the last 3 weeks, I’ve been able to spend so much more time with my girls, my husband, and have even made new friends in our upstairs neighbors. It makes me wish I’d taken […] The post Soaking Up The Summer Sun appeared first on The Destiny Manifest ....more