Heather Sanders

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June 2015



What Happened to Heather? Glad You Asked!

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What Happened to Heather? Glad You Asked!

Get a cup of coffee, this is a long one.

What do endless rain and epic flooding, electrical and internet outages, tax extensions and homeschooling exams, yard work and gardening, guest blogging and business planning, and finally, interviewing and getting hired in a new position all have in common?


This weekend is the first respite I’ve had since…I don’t know how long, and before I unplug and enjoy it, I wanted to post here and say, “Howdy.”

So, Howdy.

And I have something else to say to you too.

Thank you.

Thank you for being here. It’s a big deal to me.

Thank you for your email subscriptions to this blog. I see each subscription come through, and they bring a smile to my face every time. I want to do the same for you when my emails pop in your inbox.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for reading about my family’s life transitions.

Thank you for rallying alongside us as we faithsized into this amazing cabin that needs lots and lots of work.

Thank you for understanding how much we love it, and most especially, for loving it with us. It is our home.

Thank you for all your encouragement when I shared I would not be writing for The Pioneer Woman’s Homeschooling blog much longer.

As a sidenote: For more than seven years I’ve worked with Ree. I’ve received countless emails asking me if she’s really like she is on TV and the blog. The answer, “Yes.” She’s all that and more. It has been a great blessing to be a small part of what she’s created.

Thank you for sticking through my survey posts and helping me to brainstorm ways to rescale, redirect, rebrand, and remake myself (or at least my work).

Thank you for reading the guest bloggers who I’ve had the opportunity to introduce. They are amazing women with distinct writing voices. I want to do more of that in the months to come.

I want to share my space with others.

I also want to write regularly, so you know what’s going on, and so you can be a part of it.

Right now, I want to talk about my upcoming blog, Stay Home and Work, and my vision for it.

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May 2015



Because Not All Daddies Came Home

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Because Not All Daddies Came Home

Jeff always came home.

I count this as one of the many blessings in our family’s life.

Four years as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and he always came home.

At the same time every day, after naps and snacks, Meredith and Kenny waited for him in the same place, on the back of …

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May 2015



What Britt McHenry’s Viral Video Teaches Us About “Loving the City”

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What Brit McHenry’s Viral Video Teaches Us About “Loving the City”

ESPN’s reporter, Britt McHenry, was both castigated and defended a few weeks ago in reaction to her mean-girl-goes-viral video.

That video made me think about a letter once written to the Israelites about “loving the city” by fitting in.

“Build houses and settle down…marry and have sons and daughters…increase in number there; do

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