Rebecca Heid

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My name is Rebecca Walden Miller Heid. I am married to Andrew Heid, a traveling production electrician who travels 90-percent of every normal (aka non-Covid shutdown) year. We have two beautiful daughters and are so very blessed in our lives, family, work, and health. I love living in Chattanooga and making connections here for ourselves and our children. I look forward to sharing more of my family's journey with you! Let’s figure out this motherhood thing together!

Introducing the “Safe Talk”

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So when did I, as a parent, realize how fragile the lines of communication are and will continue to be with my daughter? Just a few days ago, when, for about the second time...
Birthday Parties in a COVID World

Birthday Parties in a COVID World

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Growing up, birthdays were a family-oriented affair for my brother and me. We were allowed to have a friend over, we got to pick the restaurant we wanted to eat at, and we were...
The Pitfalls of a Great Imagination

The Pitfalls of a Great Imagination

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What does it really mean to have a good imagination? I think we as parents are always experiencing small moments of pride and pleasure when our children are complimented. I often feel that the epitome...
Moms, Mastitis Is No Joke

Moms, Mastitis Is No Joke

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I've had brushes with mastitis before -- a sore spot here or there that I could soothe away with warmth, showers, and strategic feeding -- but this was a completely different monster. It set...
Loving My Five-Year-Old is Hard Right Now

Loving My Five-Year-Old is Hard Right Now

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When I welcomed my second bundle of everlasting joy this winter, I worried at first about loving my eldest daughter more. After all, how could I love someone more than I love my five-year-old,...
What in the Daisies Would I Name My Next Child?

What in the Daisies Would I Name My Next Child?

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Alright, so as I usually start, we will begin with a disclaimer. At the moment, there are no plans for a sweet Heid #3 and there are really no name choices in this world...
The Perk of Seasonal Consignment Sales

The Perk of Seasonal Consignment Sales

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In my 20s, I was more than willing to throw down an obscene amount of money for a lovely pair of high heels and a new dress. Those were the days of the flirtatious...
Family Friendly Pizza Places in Chattanooga

There’s a Slice for Everyone: Family-Friendly Pizza in Chattanooga

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As I am currently on a dairy-free diet due to my newborn’s allergy, I can’t help but plot my way through a pizza-eating binge for when I can return to the wonderful world of...

Life With Gestational Diabetes {Part Three}

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I'm at the very end of baby-making and am staring down the narrow canal of the birthing process. All this is made just a bit more intimidating and unsure thanks to the gestational...

Life With Gestational Diabetes {Part Two}

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The first few days were nothing but panic, self-recriminations, and even more panic. Now, with over a month of Gestational Diabetes experience under the ever-widening belt, there is largely a sense of resignation tinging...