DIYing on TV … again!

DIYing on TV ... again! {Heather's Handmade Life}

Remember last September when I was a guest on “Eyes for the Job”? Well, they were kind enough to ask me to come back for another episode, and it just aired earlier this week.

DIYing on TV ... again! {Heather's Handmade Life}

“Eyes for the Job” is DIY show on AMI starring Chris Judge and Alex Haider. Chris is blind but that doesn’t stop him from being a truly awesome carpenter. Alex is newer to DIY — most people recognize her from her days on Global — but has some serious skillz. They’re both so sweet and friendly. I’ve shot four days with them in total, and it’s always so much fun.

DIYing on TV ... again! {Heather's Handmade Life}
Me and Alex with identical coy expressions! 😉
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Five ways to strengthen sibling friendship

Five ways to strengthen sibling friendship {Heather's Handmade Life}

I’m totally jinxing this by writing it, but our nine-year-old son and seven-year-old get along very well.

Of course, they fight sometimes, especially at night when they’re tired and cranky, but overall they enjoy spending time together and we’re glad they (mostly) enjoy each other’s company.

Is it because they’re close in age? Is it because we have one boy and one girl? Is it because of how we parent them? NO IDEA!

But in this week’s parenting column, I’m chatting about five specific things I do to ensure our son and daughter are best buddies, from scheduling hacks to sneaky ultimatums.

Read my weekly parenting column, The Mom Scene, for my five tips on strengthening sibling friendship.

When Sober October is your life

When Sober October is your life {Heather's Handmade Life}

I don’t drink alcohol.

The last time I had a drink, my oldest child had just turned one. He’s nine and a half now, so I’ve been a non-drinker for eight and a half years.

You know who does drink alcohol?

Just. About. Everyone.

It isn’t always easy to be sober when it feels like the rest of the world is throwing a party without you.

From cringe-worthy conversations about sobriety to what I wish more people knew about what “not drinking” feels like, here are five things I have learned in almost nine years of being a non-drinker …

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