My name is Heather, and for 8 years I’ve written about my life here. I started writing on January 14, 2008, and at first I blogged much more anonymously, using only my children’s nicknames. However, all of my posts were public. Readers enjoyed this, but I was never completely comfortable with it. As this site became more popular, I was interviewed for web sites and the local newspaper, and people in my “real life” became aware that I was blogging. This made me feel severely limited in what I could write about, and I became even less comfortable with sharing my personal life so freely.
Last year, I decided to make a change. The great majority of the content on this site is still free and open to the public, however certain posts are now password-protected for privacy, and are available only to approved readers. Over the years I’ve developed genuine friendships with readers all over the country and the world, and I enjoy sharing with them. Password protection allows me to do so without feeling like a fish in a bowl.
On 1/27/16, the current password for protected content was sent to those on the approved list. If you did not receive this email, please remember that it’s not about you, and it’s not personal. It’s personal for me, which is why I reserve the right to edit the list at any time, particularly if I feel that it’s grown too large for comfort.
I am not accepting new requests for protected content access. Thank you for your understanding.