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!

Pregnant and Finally Allowing Myself to Like My Body

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I doubt it will be any surprise to anyone who has read my posts before that I have a sincerely unhappy relationship with my body image. There are few times that I willingly take...
The Night Terror That Scared the Pants Off the Parents

The Night Terror That Scared the Pants Off the Parents

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It was a relatively normal night. Lillie fell asleep with her usual amount of fuss and fizzle before conking out. She was sandwiched between her daddy and me when it happened: our four-year-old had...
My Daughter Just Said her First Goodbye

My Daughter Just Said her First Goodbye

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I think we all remember the first goodbye in our lives. Some, like my daughter, are lucky enough that their loss is a beloved pet and not a friend or family member. Whatever level...
Behind Every Princess, There is a Brave Daddy/Prince

Behind Every Princess, There is a Brave Daddy/Prince

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We get the looks alright: confused, charmed, captivated, and condescending. However, the looks float right over the tiara-wearing head of my little princess, who thinks hoop skirts and frilly fringes are everyday attire. Behind her...
I Am So Thankful for My Village: Chattanooga

I Am So Thankful for My Village: Chattanooga

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I hate to say it, but the first few years of motherhood for me were tough, to the point of being downright horrible. It had nothing to do with my wonderful, beautiful daughter --...

Struggling Not to Struggle

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I'm struggling not to struggle right now as stressors pile up and affect how I interact with my preschooler. I already have a difficult time parenting "in the moment" thanks to all the distractions of...

I Deserve My Picky Eater

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"I know I deserve my picky four-year-old," I often find myself thinking as I'm struggling to pull together a meal that is healthier than Ritz crackers for my daughter. I remind myself of the years...
Decoding Gift-Giving This Season

Decoding Gift-Giving This Season

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This is only our fourth Christmas as parents, so I reach December 25th wondering, as I stare at the wreckage of boxes and wrapping paper, how much is too much? Were the gifts I...
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...