Hello, I'm Heather! Born and raised in New Hampshire, I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to raise our four tiny humans, alongside my husband in the beautiful Seacoast community. As a mental health therapist by trade, and full-time mama by life, I find balance in helping my kids to explore the world through deliciously messy play, connecting with other families in the area, having a good belly laugh, and enjoying a strong cup of coffee. My passions include pouring my heart into writing, getting lost in watercolor painting, spending time along the ocean, and discovering new recipes to cook up for my family. When I'm not chasing after my kids or digging in our garden, I work to educate and share about essential oils use for mental health and holistic wellness.
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Teacher Appreciation Week 2022: 5 Ways to Show Gratitude

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 is upon us.   So, there’s no better time to get creative with your kid(s) and craft the ultimate expression of gratitude for your favorite educator.  Now I’m not talking about raiding...

Dear Mom Friends, I’d Be Lost Without You.

Every year, on that early Sunday in May, we look to the mothers in our village and express our thanks. We do this with brunches, flowers, cards, and gifts. We look to our mothers...

Kick the Cabin Fever: 6 Seacoast Outdoor Spots to Explore This Spring

Even when there isn't a pandemic going on, March always makes me want to wiggle out of winter and explore outdoors. It's the time of year I grow most impatient. I begin to itch...

Indoor Play Ideas: Household Hacks that Move Beyond the Pillow Fort

While in many ways, this pandemic has shuttered my hopes and dreams (specifically, many of my favorite local, indoor play places), I refuse to let it squash my creativity as well. So as I...

Little Picture Books for Big Emotions (and Tips for Reading Them)

No matter one’s age, big emotions are HARD. That’s why as parents, one of our most important responsibilities is to teach our tiny humans about difficult emotions…and how to handle them. As a professional...

The Back-to-School Conversation Our Kids Need (and How to Have it)

If my time as a Mental Health Counselor and mother of four has taught me one thing, it is that open communication is essential for fostering a healthy emotional foundation for our kids. This...

8 Questions About Seacoast Gardening With Kids, Answered

Okay, so you want to garden with your kids this summer? That’s great! New to gardening? Not a problem. Here’s what you need to know as a beginning green thumb on the seacoast. Why should...

4 Ways to Use Essential Oils Creatively (and Safely) with Kids

In the past five years or so, there has been a steady increase in the use of essential oils, particularly with for kids and families. As a mama who has jumped on this bandwagon,...

Best Board Games for Preschoolers You’ve Never Heard Of

If I have to play Candy Land one more time, I think I may just throw up. There was a time when I would have happily pawed through those color cards praying for a...

Be The Helper: Swapping Worry for Compassion Amid COVID-19

Okay, so since I shared my last post, Coronavirus: I’m not gonna let you stress me out, I actually did the opposite. I’ve been stressing, people. Big time. I'm sorry. I’ve tried to stay...
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