Harsh Realities

February 6, 2019

Be Their Greatness. Be Their Love. Be Their Lasting Legacy.

Today a friend shared a quote online that really caught my eye. The quote read, “Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone!” It hit me hard and went straight to my soul. After losing my mom, things like this hit a soft spot in my heart. Think about this quote. Let the words and meaning sink in. You’ve lost someone…

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February 5, 2019

This is Me NOT Asking for Help, But Needing It

Here I sit, a hot mess. On the outside I might look like I have my stuff together, but I don’t. Heck, maybe I don’t even look like I have my stuff together, but I’m trying. I’m trying to smile and pretend to be ok, but it’s hard. You see, last week my 7 month-old son had his 3rd severe allergic reaction. When I say…

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January 22, 2019

Writing on Grief & Hard Things

The other day a friend text me and jokingly said: “Are you trying to depress everyone or get a book deal?” I laughed at my sarcastic and witty friend. My friends have jokes. But the truth is, his statement got me thinking about the content of my writing. Often times, I write about the grief I’ve encountered since losing my mother. Nearly all of my…

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January 16, 2019

But Does It Bring You Joy? Reflections on “Tidying Up” & Marie Kondo

Today I sat down to watch the latest binge-worthy Netflix series, “Tidying Up”. For those that are unfamiliar, this is a new show on organization. Japanese consultant and award winning author, Marie Kondo, uses her “KonMari” method to tidy up people’s homes and lives. It is basically the tame and sophisticated version of Hoarders. The KonMari method is the process of decluttering your home by…

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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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