Rebecca Heid

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My name is Rebecca Walden Miller Heid. I am married to Andrew Heid, a traveling production electrician, and we are blessed to have one daughter, LillieMarie, who turned three in October. I recently returned from a four-year stint in Nashville and am overjoyed to be back home. I am so thankful to be raising my daughter in the best city in the world! Let’s figure out this motherhood thing together!
Maintaining The Holiday Presence When Parents Work

Maintaining The Holiday Presence When Parents Work

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Some of my first memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas included me looking anxiously at the calendar six weeks before the big days, when my mom and dad's work schedules arrived, to see who would...

Learning to See Beyond The Disability: A Life Skill for My Daughter

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There are some lessons in life that are difficult for even adults to learn. I'm not talking about conjugating verbs in French, but rather, the act of looking around at the world and seeing...

Thank You Everyone for Listening, for Caring

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I am the first to recognize how precious every moment is with my daughter. With parents in a medical field, friends and acquaintances who have lost beloved children, and the general hectic nature of...

The One Thing I’d Change About my Daughter

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I've been struggling lately with a parenting conundrum, and by struggling, I mean I've been a stressed-out, half-hysterical mess. What's gotten this momma bear wanting to pull out tufts of hair? In short, school and...
Mother Clucker: Adult Language and a Toddler's Discerning Ear

Mother Clucker: Adult Language and a Toddler’s Discerning Ear

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I feel like I should start this post by saying that, in regard to "inappropriate language,” I will not invalidate other parents' decisions. I simply plan to lay out my own stance in as...

Every Child Needs Their Kitty Milk…

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I'm sure in my youth I noticed. I'm sure at some point in my teen years I stared at a sweetly cherubic face as he or she spoke words that sounded like words, but...

Not a Pretty Picture: Trying to Love Myself for her Sake

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Hello everyone! Today's topic is self-love and how best to avoid passing that pesky self-hatred I currently feel to my beautiful, perfect, and extremely perceptive daughter. To be clear, my daughter will be beautiful to...

Driving Alone with Miles to go, Praying the Toddler Sleeps

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I think I can, I think I can... We've all done it: sat at the wheel of our car, closed our eyes, and prayed fervently that our entire family will survive umpteenth hours sardined in...

Why Our Family Doesn’t Describe Anyone as a “Good Person” or “Bad Person”

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I hear it bandied about quite often: "Well, that's just a bad person" or "She's just such a good person." These phrases make me pause and shudder a bit. I just can't get behind them,...

“Where is Daddy?” Supporting a Toddler’s Need for her Traveling Daddy

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"Where is Daddy?" is one of the most common queries around our household lately. Well, that and "Why is it nighttime?" The first is a much simpler concept, but certainly harder on the heart. My husband...