An Open Letter to Women Everywhere

 Dear Women,...more

Response to Representative Liz Pike

Heidi blogs regularly at My Beautiful Mess.  Recently a Facebook post by a local legislator has garnered quite the attention.  Representative Liz Pike, who serves on the Washington State House Education Committee recently posted an open letter to public educators on her personal Facebook page....more

What I Wish Terrorists Understood

{By "terrorist" I mean, "a person who terrorizes or frightens others".  It can be anyone intending to dominate, coerce or overcome using fear.} Yesterday I drove from Portland to Salt Lake City.  It's a 13 hour drive.  Being alone on the road for that long makes my mind wander and yesterday I could not stop thinking about what happened in Boston....more

Alone and Awkward: Our Struggle with Isolation

I first started attending the MOMS group at our church when my oldest was a baby.  I walked into the room and was overwhelmed by the amount of noise.  When women start talking they make a lot of noise.  And boy could they talk. ...more

What Mom Really Wants for Mother's Day

In case you haven't looked at a calendar recently, it's May. Can you believe it? I feel like I just put away my Christmas decorations (and I promise I did that in December...I'm not one of those people who leaves them up for months). This year has gone by so fast. With May upon us, it's time to start thinking about Mother's Day. That is not a reminder. It's a directive. Start thinking about it. Your mom (wife, sister, daughter, friend, grandma, mentor, godmother, step mom) deserves it....more
The advanced planning is a big one for me. The last minute effort only reflects guilt and ...more