Harsh Realities

August 1, 2019

The Heartbreak of a Great First Day

He turned and walked into his kindergarten classroom, almost without a kiss. He’s not scared. He’s not anxious. He’s excited. He’s radiating a confidence that is almost unrecognizable considering he’s only 5.  Five. He’s only five, yet he’s so poised and calm. He is ready for this adventure. He’s so ready to be a kindergartener. I’m not sure my mom heart is ready for this…

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Kindergarten & The Letter I Never Wrote

I write. It’s what I do. So naturally as one of my babies heads off to kindergarten, I want to write a long letter to his teacher telling him all of the things that make my son such an amazing kid. I want to fill a page singing the praises of my kiddo. I want to tell his teacher all of the things that make…

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July 31, 2019

Thank You, Teacher! This One’s for You!

An Open Letter to a ONE-OF-A-KIND Teacher, (Dedicated to Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Griswold, Miss Easely and all of the other teachers who have blessed my children’s lives!) Bless your soul, beautiful teacher! Do you know how special you are? Do you know how appreciated you are? If not, I hope this letter finds a place in your heart and mind to remind you of the…

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July 28, 2019

Making Memories Without You

You left this earth. We weren’t ready. Years later, I still get confused about how we live a life and reality without you. Years later, I’m confused how we are here, making memories without you. I never thought you’d be missing all the fun, the laughs, the moments, the adventures, the trips… But here we are, making memories without you. I never thought you’d be…

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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