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!
Not Quite Ready For Sleepovers

Not Quite Ready For Sleepovers

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A pile of squealing children tussling over pillows, popcorn, and gossip is a tradition both highly entertaining and somewhat intimidating for both the child and the parent. So when, as parents, do we decide...

You Are Not Invisible New Mom. I See You.

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It started when I was pregnant with my first child. That excitement and nervousness broiling in my brain and heart as doctors and family members cooed, planned, and coveted the child growing in me....

The Dreaded Tummy Aches

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My darling six-year-old is in kindergarten this year. Fingers crossed: she seems relatively content to listen to her teachers, make new friends, and do her work. I've heard tales of woe and joy from other...

What This Momma Is Doing To Stay Sane

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It won't be a surprise to anyone out there that, as a mother of a six-year-old and 14-month-old, I find myself struggling not to act like an insane person. I have crazy eyes, ladies....
Fitting Into A Society That Is Anti-Children

Fitting Into A Society That Is Anti-Children

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Right now, it hardly needs to be said, it is a difficult time to be a parent, but especially a mother. If you don't know why that might be true...well, then you are more...

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,...