xox Chelsea Ohlemiller



Harsh Realities

May 13, 2019

To the Teacher Who Started it All

To the Teacher that Started it All: Yes, you! The shining star that sparked my love of learning! The one who led me to learn in fun and meaningful ways. Did you know that I became a teacher because of you? Did you know I grew to love learning because of you? Your influence is endless, even decades after I have left your classroom. You…

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To my Children on Mother’s Day

Today is a day we celebrate Mothers, which is bittersweet now that mine isn’t here anymore. In moments of grief and sadness, I go back to the basics. I remember, there would be no celebrating today without you! You are my biggest accomplishments and my biggest blessings. You’re also the reason for my grey hair, dark circles under my eyes, and the strong coffee I…

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May 10, 2019

Celebrating the Mother Who is Gone

My mother is gone. Writing that is hard. Living it is debilitating. She isn’t physically here anymore, but trust me, she’s here. She has an endless legacy of love that simply cannot be forgotten. It’s what helps me carry on without her. Mother’s Day without her is a mixture of gratitude and grief, love and loss, and equal parts of beauty and heartbreak.   But…

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May 1, 2019

You are Different. You aren’t Her Anymore.

You are not the girl you once were. Thank heavens for that. You are not the insecure girl who believed everything those popular girls were spewing. You are older and wiser. You believed them, but you shouldn’t have. You believed them when they told you how ugly you were. You believed them when they told you how worthless you were, how fat you were, how…

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

Wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is married to the love of her life, Justin. She’s the mother to a kind-hearted daughter named Hattie, a rambunctious son named Hutson, and the baby and “Grand Finale” of the family, a son named Hyland. Chelsea recently left her job as a special education teacher in Indianapolis to become a stay-at-home-mom. Little did she know she'd soon be led back into the classroom. She recently accepted a position with Anderson University supervising student teachers. She has a deep love of teaching and has always enjoyed helping inspire students. She is a Ball State graduate but an Indiana University Hoosier at heart. Chelsea’s mother is her inspiration, as she always encouraged her to write. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. She decided to honor her mother's wishes. She started writing and sharing it with the world. It was one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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