Harsh Realities

March 5, 2019

Another Birthday Without Her: A Letter to my Mother on my Birthday

Another year, another birthday without my mom. To be honest, if my daughter hadn’t of reminded me that my birthday was coming up, I probably would have forgotten. I don’t look forward to them anymore. Sure, I’m glad to be alive, but you see, celebrations were my mother’s thing. She was good at them. She had a special way of making you feel so unique,…

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She’s Supposed to Be Here

I sit here with the holidays approaching, staring at my children in tears. I find myself lost in my grief. This has been happening a lot lately. My mother passed away in 2017. The shock seems to be fading and reality seems to be setting in. I’m not prepared for the reality that my mother isn’t here and won’t be ever again. You see, she’s…

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February 28, 2019

A Valentine’s Day with No Heartbeat

GUEST POST WRITTEN BY: CHALAIS RANDLE I’ll just start this post by saying that my husband and I had a horrible Valentine’s day. No, it wasn’t because of a fight. It wasn’t because my husband forgot to get flowers or do the things that all wives want their husbands to do on Valentine’s day to make them feel special. It was much deeper than that.…

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February 21, 2019

Multitasking: What in Your Life Gets Your Full Attention

I was recently presented with the question, “What in your life gets your full attention?” Seems like a simple question. For me, it wasn’t. It’s complicated. Mostly because the truthful answer to this question is discouraging. I’d love to sit here and say that my husband, children, family and friends get my full attention, but if I’m completely honest, this isn’t the case, and not…

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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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