If I was a betting woman — which I am most definitely not — I would bet that I am probably pregnant. Probably. I would probably put 80% of my money on red … or black, or whatever meant that I was pregnant. Because… Continue Reading “Bet on it”
According to my book, I might already be two weeks pregnant. According to my body, “it” really could have happened over the last couple of nights. According to my brain, I realize it might not even happen this month. Whew! What do you call… Continue Reading “On the fringe”
Big design changes here at Laptops to Lullabies. Or very minor changes that are only noticeable to me? Yeah, maybe it’s that. The biggest news is that I took down our how-long-until-we-can-try ticker: … and replaced it with this when-is-the-best-time-to-try ticker: Yup, it’s offical.… Continue Reading “Ticker talk”
What’s the best position for conceiving? Short answer: Missionary Long answer: It allows the deepest penetration, and therefore puts the sperm right next to the opening of your womb. What positions should we avoid? Short answer: Sitting, standing, or woman on top Long answer:… Continue Reading “Baby-making basics”
I was supposed to get my period mid-week (last week). It never showed. I had never been this “late” before. Um … Maybe it was the time difference/jet lag from our trip …?Maybe it was stress …? Maybe I was … pregnant? It was… Continue Reading “The results are in …”
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.)