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!
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...

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...