A Whole New World

Mommy’s Pearls Yesterday, my daughter and I took a nature walk in Bluff Creek Park for our afternoon outing on the official first day of summer. As we meandered down the trail, she suddenly started singing “A Whole New World” from Disney’s Aladdin in her sweet voice. “A whole new world. A new fantastic pointContinue reading “A Whole New World”

Yes, I’m still Writing!

You might be wondering – what happened to Heather? Life has been full of change that I will share over the coming months. Check back for the scoop! I am blessed with the privilege of being a contributor for the Oklahoma City Moms Blog. Click below to view my last three posts! https://oklahomacity.citymomsblog.com/author/heatherhenshall/ Watch forContinue reading “Yes, I’m still Writing!”

Why a Taxi, 10 Minutes and a Pre-made Veggie Tray made a Difference

What a week. Actually, what an exhausting week. My life revolved around 30 minute time slots from 5:30 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., where I shifted from  mom to leader to mom to friend to mom to mentor to girlfriend to mom to daughter. On Friday night, the countdown to 9:30 p.m. felt like New Years EveContinue reading “Why a Taxi, 10 Minutes and a Pre-made Veggie Tray made a Difference”

Diagnosis: Working Mom Summer Gloom

As I sit in my freezing office with a heating blanket on high, my daughter builds a cabin in the woods in 90 degree Oklahoma heat. As I build camaraderie with my team during a huddle, my daughter chants “I Said a Boom Chicka Boom,” in her valley girl voice. As I read and respondContinue reading “Diagnosis: Working Mom Summer Gloom”

Say Howdy with BBQ, Ice Cream and Coffee

Greetings like good morning and happy Monday fill the team’s workspace. Conversation starters like how was your weekend and what are you doing for July 4th fill the breakroom as employees wait for their turn at the coffee pour over station. This camaraderie is the culture of my employer and the personality of the employeesContinue reading “Say Howdy with BBQ, Ice Cream and Coffee”

Lessons of a Roller Coaster

Up! Down! Around! Around! Up! Upside down! Around! Around! Slow! Slow! Stop! “Attention passengers, please raise your arms and wait for the car to come to a complete stop. Welcome back! Thank you for riding today,” said the attendant. Whether you are a rider or a spectator of the roller coaster experience, we can allContinue reading “Lessons of a Roller Coaster”

How a State-of-Fluster Can Win

“Five minutes until start time for the 10k runners. Five minutes,” blares the announcer’s voice. Hundreds of people congregate in their respective pace times. The cool Oklahoma wind swirls. Upbeat “pump you up” music unconsciously sets a positive mindset. “Three minutes until the start time for the 10k runners. Three minutes,” says the announcer. It’sContinue reading “How a State-of-Fluster Can Win”

Are You Writing?

“Are you writing?” asked a mentor. “Keep writing and speaking,” said my former boss. “Are you going to keep writing your blog?” asked a friend. I responded to all three people with “No, I’m too busy.” During a day’s work, I hear the word “busy” more than I can count. It’s the standard response. “HowContinue reading “Are You Writing?”

Rules of Life Matter

We gather round the coffee table ready for a game of Frozen Surprise Slides. Anna, Elsa and Olaf sit patiently at start  awaiting the first spin. Anna moves to red. Elsa moves to purple. Olaf moves the snowflake and slides ahead twenty spaces. Suddenly, my five year old daughter said, “Uh that’s not fair. OlafContinue reading “Rules of Life Matter”