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.

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...

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...

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...

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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Dear Coronavirus: I’m Not Gonna Let You Stress Me Out

Hi, my name is Heather and I am a bonafide germaphobe. As you can imagine, this makes raising four small kiddos quite interesting during cold season. With every new Coronavirus hysteria headline, the same...

Part of the Club: The 6 Best Family Memberships on the Seacoast

It's no secret that membership and subscription services are leading the economic tides right now. But when you have a growing family, how do you know which family memberships on the Seacoast are truly...

The Five Little Words We Should Always Be Asking Our Partners

I don’t exactly remember when he began asking me this, but at first, I thought he was joking. Honestly, I was a bit embarrassed that I never thought to ask him the same string...

Gifting Experiences and How to Present Them this Christmas

Gifting experiences is quickly gaining popularity. You'll notice many of our gifts on this year's Holiday Gift Guide are experiences! And for good reason. As we wise up to the incredible waste that goes...