Harsh Realities

July 27, 2020

Sprinklers & the Joy of Motherhood

She watches as they take quick passes through the sprinklers. They laugh and giggle and run. She recognizes the charismatic sounds. It’s the sound of motherhood. The sound of joy and fun and adventure.  Their little bodies are soaking wet. There is something so mesmerizing about the way they prance and sway. The way they are fully engaged in innocent fun.  She is happy. So…

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July 26, 2020

Interrupted “Me-Time”

A non-staged motherhood reality.  Let me set the scene. I sneak away for an afternoon bath, while everyone is engaged and busy. I fill the tub. I add my favorite bubble bath, all is calm and quiet. Dare I say, even serene. I slowly sink into the warmth and bliss. I turn on the jets, lay my head back, and close my eyes.  This lasts…

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July 22, 2020

The Best Dream Ever

I walk into his room, ready to wake him for the day. Before I can whisper “good morning”, he rolls over, rubs his eyes and exclaims, “Mom, that was the best dream ever!” His words catch my attention as he continues, “It was a great day. The coronavirus was over and we all celebrated with the biggest party at school.” The best dream ever.  Coronavirus…

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Country Songs & Questions

She’s listening to country songs as her hair is blowing in the wind. She looks and feels older than she is. I smile watching her sing. She reminds me of my younger self. Carefree and complicated. Charismatic and emotional.  “So, is it true mama?”  “Is what true?” “Can you die from a broken heart?”  I wasn’t ready for this kind of question, just like she’s…

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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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