Over the past few months, I’ve started “collecting” songs about trying to conceive, pregnancy, and babies. Sometimes when you can’t stop thinking about something, it helps to listen to songs by people who are going through the same thing. Here’s a list of what… Continue Reading “Songs about trying to conceive, pregnancy and babies”
It’s official … again: everyone in the world is pregnant but me. Let me back up: I had a very surreal experience this morning. Darling Husband and I were just at the mall, picking up a baby shower gift for C‘s soon-to-arrive little one.… Continue Reading “Apparently parents-to-be love the mall”
It’s official: I was not knocked up in August. I pretty much expected this, so I’m not super-disappointed like I was in July. This, of course, means I did not get pregnant at age 25 — which I sort of figured I would be.… Continue Reading “Third time’s the charm?”
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 11-year-old son and a nine-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 it from taking over my life. Making things isn’t just a hobby — it’s part of what keeps me alive.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes for my kids, 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 as a writer. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)
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