Harsh Realities

August 9, 2019

“Mommy, Why Do You Have Lines on your Head?”

This morning my sweet little 4-year-old son woke up, gave me a kiss, and innocently looked at me and asked, “Mommy, why do you have lines on your head?”. At first, his question confused me, as I had just gotten out of bed and had yet to look in the mirror. After a few seconds, I quickly glanced at my no makeup face. Instantly I…

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August 8, 2019

In-Laws: A Gift that Comes with Marriage

I lost my mother last year. In the same year, I gained Pops and Debbie, my in-laws. My favorite gift of 2017 was the gift of the new family I inherited through marriage. I gained sisters, brothers and even a handsome nephew. They are a true blessing. Each member of my newly inherited family came with its own relationship: each one unique and fulfilling. Each…

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August 7, 2019

Dear Younger Self (And All Young Ladies)

Dear younger self, (And All Young Ladies) You are ignorant, yet smart. You have a lifestyle and freeness that will fade with age and time. You have a free calendar and an open schedule. One day this will disappear too. As busy and chaotic as life will become, you’ll love it. One day you’ll look back and smile at the freedom, the fun, and the spontaneity…

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August 5, 2019

The Reality of the Room in the Corner

It wasn’t the hospital. It was a room in my sister’s house. A room where you would spend your final days. It was a small room in the corner of the house. A place that would eventually hold your last breath and the shattered pieces of our hearts.  The room in the corner, the last place I would hold your hand, cuddle with you, and…

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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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