Contact Heather

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  1. Hi Heather, my name is Steve.I have read your blog. Truly inspirational. My wife and I went through the usual stages of trying to fall pregnant the normal way and eventually embraced IVF. We had a few attempts with terrifying outcomes but we endured.As a man I never understood the depth of the desire of any woman to become a mom until I saw how much it affected my wife. We managed to survive our ordeal with quite a few scars but survive it we did. We decided to write a book trying to tell our story from both our prospectives. I wanted to kindly ask you if you would be interested in reading? Wishing you and your family all the best. Warm Regards. Steve

  2. Dear Heather:

    I am a fan of Wanting What You Have.

    With 3 kids 9/6/5 – your tips and perspective on family life and simple living resonate.

    I’m writing to introduce myself and our endeavor, SmartFeed, a tool for helping parents better manage their kids’ digital media and shift out of “filtering out bad” and into “driving more good” content and technology.

    We are at a point where we’re building a platform – SmartFeed 1.0 – to help parents more easily find resources like yours as well as surface your recommendations to them more quickly.

    I’d like to talk with you about how we may partner together – SmartFeed reaches parents navigating kids’ media and technology challenges.

    – We’d like to include you as a resource on our site – we round up parenting resources – especially around media and tech management.
    -If our mission resonates, would you be willing to let your community know about us and how to support our Kickstarter campaign?
    -Would you be interested in guest blogging?
    -Would you be interested in being featured in our newsletter favorite resources round up?

    More detail on me and the idea is below.

    If our missions are in synch, please let me know the next steps that work for you.

    Cheers and looking forward to working together!


    My name is Linsly Donnelly, a mother of 3 and founder of which is launching a KickStarter campaign this Tuesday to help fund our innovative app (see overview- Most importantly, one of our guiding principles is that we believe in supporting and giving back to organizations and communities with similar kid-centric missions.

    SmartFeec is a tool for parents to easily and conveniently manage kids’ digital media across all content and device platforms. Think Pandora (curated recommendations) meets Netflix (ease of delivery) with Facebook (like minded community) for Parents. The goal is to do more than just filter out the bad stuff but to feed our kids positive, engaging, health content instead.
    Sneak peak of our Kickstarter campaign:

  3. May I have access to your posts? I have been a silent fan for years. Lol

  4. This morning it occurred to me I hadn’t gotten an update from your blog in a long time — I don’t come to the website but rather had an RSS feed to my inbox. I see that you have the new restricted access — I wonder if this caused a shutdown of my feed. I sent in my request for access. If approved, could you let me know if it’s possible to once again subscribe to receive posts via e-mail? Thanks ever so much for all you do.

    • Kris, you’re not the first to tell me this, and I honestly can’t figure out what’s going on. I will look into it. Thanks for letting me know.

  5. Hello!

    My name is Mark Brown, author of “Zen Pig”. Please accept my apology for writing you in this way – the contact form on the contact page is not displaying.

    “Zen Pig” is a children’s book series that teaches gratitude, compassion, and mindfulness in easy to understand language – and partnering with non-profit, KnowThinkAct, each copy sold provides 10 people with access to clean water!

    I’m on fire about making this a successful series and providing people with one of our most basic needs – clean water. Having said that, I will gladly donate 5 people clean water in your brand’s name if you could help get the word out (a blog post, a tweet, insta – whatever you think would help!)

    You can find us at and have attached a press kit that can be used to gather enough information to make a great piece of content.

    Just let me know – thanks so much!

  6. Hi Heather

    I have read your blog for five years and commented a few times. As you are an expert in Ebay and I don’t have a clue about it, I was wondering if you would be interested in selling items for me. I have a room full of antique, vintage and other items that are from my Mom and family home. My Mom passed away five years ago after living in the same house for 61 years. She was a collector, not a purger. I am the youngest and was 46 when she passed and she still had cloth diapers from our childhood in the cupboard.

    I believe you live in Iowa and I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My idea was I would send photos of the items with a price or you could price them. Once the item sold, you could email me the address of the buyer and I could mail the item. You could collect payment and then send me my portion of the sale price. I was thinking we could split the profit 50/50. As to the cost of shipping, I have never mailed anything more then a letter so I don’t know what the cost would be but perhaps we would split that to or I would pay shipping as you are doing the selling. Please let me know if you are remotely interested and if so we could work out the details. I realize you are always very busy but I am hoping this is something we can try. I have alot of sorting to do but we can start with books I have sorted that are all 50+ years old. Please contact me via my email. Thankyou for your time in considering my proposal.

    Leanne Walsh

  7. Hi Heather, hoping for your thoughts on something. Our family has resisted joining Facebook thus far, because my husband and I are fairly private and generally annoyed by the excessive over-sharing and superficial socializing that goes on there. However, as our oldest child is entering 8th grade and getting involved in activities that are communicated through Facebook, it’s appearing that we might have to reluctantly climb aboard. I don’t feel good about needing to have an acquaintance email me the updates each time they’re posted. It’s so difficult for us to do this when we’ve been so adamantly anti-Facebook for so long. I know you’ve been on and off of Facebook and I’d love to know your thoughts. Do you think there’s a way that we can set reasonable boundaries, and keep our Facebook usage purely functional? I really don’t want to get sucked into the trap of “friending” every random person I’ve met or went to high school with. I like my privacy.

  8. Hi Heather,
    I found an awesome idea on your blog years ago and I’m trying to find it so I can share it with a friend. You wrote a post about taking pictures of an entire day from beginning to end to capture the regular moments of your daily routine to look back on later. I have done that several times now and it is one of my favorite keepsakes of my kids’ childhood! Can you send me a link to that post? Thanks!!!! (I hope it was you I got the idea from….if not, I apologize and you can ignore this! 🙂
    – Sara

  9. I used this idea way back in the 80’s and would like to get back to it! Your site is Awesome and I’ve shared it with many others! I can’t seem to find the chore lists for ideas on setting up my own card cleaning box! Thanks for any help in this matter! I have my cards etc. ready and would love help getting your lists! I tried looking under the tabs above and cant find them!
    Thanks so much! will you email me as i’m not on the computer very often and will probably not see your reply!

  10. Hello, your use of envelopes is great, I did the same for 45 years of marriage until I began to use jars instead …. liked it much better!! now at age 73 I still use this method to control my finances …. it requires a little discipline (not to borrow from Paul to pay Peter) but soon becomes a habit. good luck, ann

  11. Hey Heather,

    I have some questions for you regarding bread making in bread machine. I tried using my bread machine to make roll dough and it was a huge fail! Not sure where I went wrong. Going to give it another try, this time with your basic white bread recipe. My manufacturer recommended directions are to put the yeast at the bottom of the pan (all of it in one corner), dry, and then liquid on top.
    1. Do you think I should follow these directions?
    2. How do you put the butter in? Is it dry or liquid? Do you cut the butter up into small cubes like you would when making pie dough?
    3. About how long is the dough cycle? I wasn’t sure when it was done the first time I tried this!
    4. Recipe states warm water. Is this about 80F?
    5. I have bread machine yeast and active dry yeast. I used the active dry the first time. What do I need to know about the differences?

    Sorry for the 20 questions! I just value your experience and opinion! Been reading your blog since my 3rd child was born (over 5 years now) and I decided to stay at home. My husband probably gets tired of hearing me say, “you know that blogger I read, well she does this…”.

    Thanks in advance for the advice!

    • Angela, when I still used a bread machine, I always put all the wet ingredients in the pan first. In recipes calling for butter, I brought it to room temperature, then cut it into “pats” and added it with the wet ingredients. Then, I put all the dry ingredients in the pan, starting with salt, and ending with flour. I made a small well in the middle of the flour, and put the yeast in it. This always worked for me, every time. Also, I ALWAYS used active dry yeast, and never worried about the water temperature. I just ran tap water until it was quite warm to the touch.

      If you made the white bread recipe, I’d love to know how it turned out.

  12. Hi Heather! I’ve read your awesome posts for years, but I am a reluctant commenter (probably not a real word ), so I am sure you don’t recognize my name or email address. If it’s okay, I would like to get a chance to read password protected posts.

  13. Happy Birthday Heather! I hope you have a wonderful day.
    Liz 🙂

  14. I looked up your random facts for inspiration and saw the number 42! 😀
    This is gold right now!
    Are you moving to England? 😀
    Olaf Egbers

    • Actually, probably Canada. We’re visiting in the fall to investigate. We’re serious…we will leave the U.S. if he’s elected. We cannot live in a country where Donald Trump can president! The fact that he even got this far in the race is completely terrifying.

  15. Hi Heather,

    We LOVE your website & wanted to let you know about our book series “Celery Charles & Pals” that we are launching a kickstarter for in September. The books are written and illustrated (with hand drawn illustrations) by artist Alessandra Calamai. The books are to encourage pre-school aged children to become more aware of what they are eating by taking them on the adventures of the fruits & vegetables and the fast foods who have come to life in the imaginary world “Foodville.” We hope you check out our series and our kickstarter campaign once we are launched.

    Best wishes,

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