Our Family. Our Decisions.

June 10, 2020

We are currently in a pandemic.

We are currently in a state of social unrest. 

We are emotional. We are tired. We are overwhelmed. 

We are not open to judgement or advice.

We are not open to feedback. 

We are doing the best we can. 

We are acting in love and responsibility and care, even if you do not understand. 

We do not need unsolicited opinions on how to raise our children, when to come out of quarantine, or how to make difficult decisions. They are our choices to make. Not yours.

We are doing the best we can. We are making tough choices with great thought and inquiry, even if you do not understand.

Each of us have the beautiful ability to decide, choose, and act. Each of us have the ability to make plans, make choices, and live as we see fit. 

We do not need your opinion.

We do not need your approval.

We do not need your input.

Inside of this house, and these walls, you do not get a vote. 

This is not your place. It’s ours. And only the people within these walls get a voice for how to live, how to parent, and how to reopen ourselves to the world. 

We are doing the best we can, and will continue to do so, without your input, or feedback or judgement. Keep living. Keep stepping. Keep moving. And we’ll do the same, at our pace and on our timeline, even if you don’t approve, appreciate or understand.

xox, Chels

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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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