Heidi Emmons

Hi, my name is Heidi. I was born and raised on the Seacoast of New Hampshire and I still believe I’m a mermaid. If I’m not in the water or on the water, I’m wishing I was. I’m a single mom with three kids who are twenty-three, twelve and I’m a foster mom to my soon to be adopted sixteen year old. I’ve been widowed, divorced, and have found there is life and happiness after tragedy. I’ve learned to thrive with my children thanks to the support of my family, friends, and community. As a middle school science teacher, I love to inspire my kids and get them excited about science. I’m also a science curriculum developer, and love to use my twisted humor to write about my crazy beautiful life.

Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches on the Seacoast

Nothing gives us those cozy fall feelings more than a visit to a local apple orchard with apple cider and doughnuts in hand. Here is a list of apple orchards and pumpkin patches on...

How to Optimize Your New England Flower Garden

It's not easy to have a beautiful, flowering garden in New England. Our spring and summer growing season is so short and growing plants can be a challenge. Often, we have lots of spring...
Chicken perched outside a coop -How to get started raising chickens

Thinking about a Backyard Coop? How to Get Started Raising Chickens

My grandparents had a dairy farm in Norway, Maine. My favorite memories are going out to the barn with my Grampa to collect eggs and feed the cows. It amazed me that my Grampa...

2021 Gift Guide for Teens and Adult Children – Shop Local

Buying gifts for teens is hard. I think everyone struggles with what to buy for kids who are too old for toys but too young for a lot of boring adult gifts. I always...
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A Teacher’s 5 Tips to Prepare Older Kids for School

Transitioning from summer mode to school mode can be difficult for everyone. This year it's harder than ever. Many kids have been remote and may be going back in person for the first time...
meditating in a group

Meditating in a Group Changed Everything for Me

Binge Watching Guilt During this past year, it's been so easy to flip on the TV, cuddle under a blanket on the couch and zone out. It's an easy, relaxing way to pass the hours,...
solar panels in my home

Why I Invested in Solar Panels For My Home and Won’t Look Back

I recently invested in solar panels for my home. I’ve been wanting to do it for so long, it was finally time! I didn't always have solar panels on the brain because my house was...
lineup of masks from big to small -- preparing kids to go out during a pandemic

5 Tips for Preparing Kids to Go Out During a Pandemic

  Sometimes We Have to Go Out As a single mom, I have to bring my kids out with me a lot. When they were little and couldn’t stay home alone, they came with me to...
Getting kids into STEM

Getting your Kids into STEM with Citizen Science Projects

There are thousands of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers available and yet there are not enough people to fill the positions. As a scientist and a science teacher, I've had my own struggles...
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Dough Craft Pizza in Portsmouth Makes the Whole Family Happy

Last week, I took my family to Dough Craft Pizza in Portsmouth. My family consists of me, my son (11) and my two daughters (16 and 23). Some of us are picky, some of...
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