Harsh Realities

June 3, 2019

A Walk to Remember

Today is only the second day of summer break. It started out like a typical day. Sunny skies, which meant a walk around the neighborhood.  Usually these walks involve endless laughs and silliness. I push the stroller and the kids race passed me on their scooters.  Today was different. Today’s walk started with, “Mom, can I ask you a question?!” Usually the questions involve inquiries…

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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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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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