I did not eat hash browns twice yesterday. Actually, I did not eat pretty much nothing but carbs yesterday (hash browns, pancakes, bread).
I did not almost drop my wiggly 10-month-old at least three times this weekend.
I did not pee on a Dollar Store pregnancy test this morning (negative) and comment out loud to Baby Boy that for $1.25, it was a pretty reliable-looking test. I did not scorn the $15 First Response tests I’ve bought in the past.
I do not feel guilty that my baby just whacked his noggin on the keyboard tray while I typed this. Um, gotta go!
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.)