These symptoms will “ruin the mood” … more than once.
… So will your copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting … when you accidentally leave it open to the graphic pages.
Your legs will be unusually hairy … because going to bed early has eliminated those long, luxurious bubble baths, and your morning showers are spent hoping you don’t upchuck on your clean hair.
You will wish you owned a long flannel nightgown … because after moisturizing yourself within an inch of your life (to prevent stretch marks) you will want something loose and flowing instead of sticky, creamy PJs.
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m a writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep them from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time with her writing. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)