Author Archive | Heather Koontz


Why I’m Putting a Teal Pumpkin On My Porch

According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), 1 in 13 children has food allergies. These allergies can range from peanuts to dairy, and can cause mild to severe reactions. Just a month ago, I didn’t know that statistic. I had no reason to know it, and I never searched it out. I also didn’t […]

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No One Told Me THIS Could Cause Mastitis

When it comes to breastfeeding, there’s a lot of information thrown at you. Techniques, tips, rules, cautions, support, judgment, you name it. It’s a flurry of emotions. This complete overload of information and anxiety meant that, when my breastfeeding journey came to an end, I wasn’t prepared for the one thing they didn’t tell me about—mastitis. […]

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PokeMOM Go!

It’s hard to go anywhere without hearing talk of the newest trend sweeping the nation—Pokemon Go. But, have you heard of the craze that’s been around for centuries? It’s more difficult than the new game, though the rewards are far greater (well, on most days). It’s called PokeMOM Go, and it’s been around since the […]

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A Dreamy DIY Atrium

I’ve always loved a good DIY project. I’m crafty. I’m creative. I like to get my hands dirty. So, when we recently moved into a quirky 1970s home, I knew I was going to have fun fixing it up. One of my favorite things about my home is the atrium. It’s a rare feature, and […]

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The Day the House Burned

My mom hardly ever calls me during the workday. We’re both busy working, and most discussions can usually wait until we’re home. So, when I got out of an afternoon meeting to find three missed calls and two voicemails from my mother, I knew it was something big. I tried to reason with myself. It […]

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Quick Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food

As is true with most motherhood-induced discoveries, I hadn’t put much thought into baby food before my son started eating solid foods. I hadn’t looked for baby food in the aisles of Target, and I certainly hadn’t considered how much a single serving of pureed veggies cost. So when it was time to break out […]

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