Harsh Realities

December 5, 2018

Christmas Memories: What Matters Most

I recently read a letter, written by a teacher, telling parents what kids talk about most upon returning from Christmas vacation. It was one of those, hit you in the heart, make you tearful, count your blessings, types of posts. It had me thinking back to all of my holiday memories as a kid. The letter was simple but spot on: time is more valuable…

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November 29, 2018

Bullying: Are Kids Really the Problem?

Today I saw a friend post an inspiring story on Facebook. She shared the story of a single mother who was pulled over for speeding. The kindness and compassion of the officer making the stop, forever changed her life in a beautiful and uplifting way. To see the story, click here. The story was perfect for this dreary and cold Thursday! Truth is, I’m a…

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November 16, 2018

Grieving for the One You Lost & Forgetting the Ones Still Here

My husband was out of town for work, leaving me home for a few days with all 3 children. When my dad heard this, he immediately told the kids he’d be coming up for a slumber party. The kids were overjoyed. It’s not often that you get a sleepover on a school night. It was a win-win. It would provide help with the chaos, and…

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November 8, 2018

An Empty Seat at the Table

The holidays haven’t officially started, and I’m already having a difficult time. This year, the same as last, there will be an empty seat at the table and an empty space in our hearts. My mother passed away in July of 2017. I haven’t been the same since. Her absence leaves an emptiness that can’t be described, nor filled. It just sits there, in my…

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A 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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