Harsh Realities

July 2, 2020

Hard is Hard, Friends.

This weekend I overheard a respectful, but heated debate. Hearts and feelings exposed. The topic: comparing hard things. Hard things like divorce, parenting, marriage problems, and the level of “hard” each thing was.  I listened as each side made their case. Listened to the reasons “their hard was harder”. Listened to how “their hard was more complicated”. Listened intently to the comparisons of each person’s…

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Kitchen Dancing & Happiness

Last night I was dancing in the kitchen while cooking dinner, which oddly enough, is nothing unusual in our house. Our baby son was bouncing along in his high chair. The older kids were in-between laughs and eye rolls.  As I charismatically danced using my favorite 90’s moves, it hit me. I’m happy. Truly, genuine, down in my soul, happy.  Happy enough to be dancing…

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More Than A Home.

Today my mother’s house sold. I find myself grieving once again. People keep saying, “It’s just a house!” and honestly my mom would probably say the same thing. But in this moment it feels more than that.  This house is a place that holds our secrets, our stories, our memories. A place that holds the smells of my childhood, the traditions, and the moments that…

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The Kind of Girl…

I’m an emotional and complicated girl. Rightfully so. I’ve gone through some turmoil in my 37 years. But let’s face it, who hasn’t? I’ve been the girl who was picked on. I’ve been the girl who picked on others. I’ve been the girl who married a guy, blind of his addictions and emotional distress. I’ve been a girl wrapped tightly in chaos through a tricky…

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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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