Heather Plizga

Heather Plizga
Things Heather loves: blue skies, green grass, trees rustling in the wind. Heather is a country girl through and through. She grew up on 10 acres of rolling countryside in SE Iowa. Over their 7 years of marriage, Heather and her husband (Ted) have lived in 3 different states. But Heather grew tired of the big, grey city so, in 2013, they moved to Rochester (Ted’s hometown) for some green Minnesota living. Fast forward a few short years and she now has two bustling boys – Everett (3) and Judah (14mos). Heather also loves food. Full disclosure - she eats ice cream nightly! She is a registered dietitian and is passionate about how she feeds her family. In order to stay home with her boys, only a year ago she became a licensed family childcare provider. She feeds her daycare family with the same enthusiasm. Her goal is to provide readers with practical tools so they may also feed their families well. !
homemade pizza

How to Make Homemade Pizza Like a Boss

Here is my crust recipe, a few time-saving ideas, and a few tips and tricks so you can make homemade pizza like a boss too.
woman sick in bed

Mom Got Hit By a Truck: Tips for Partners When Mom Literally Can’t

Moms are notorious for being selfless when it comes to meeting the needs of their families. So when mom gets sick, the internal struggle is real.
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Exercise and Self-Parenting My Inner Child

Sometimes self-care can be things that aren't necessarily fun, but make our lives better. I self-parent my inner child by saying, "Heather, go exercise! You'll be glad you did."
mother holding sick son

Following a Mother’s Story of her Dying Son Changed Me for Good

Even though your sweet Lincoln is gone, he is not forgotten. When I hugged my boys this week, I hugged yours as well. Lincoln's story will change the world. It changed me for good.

Grandparents Near and Far

My dad recently came to stay for a few days. On the first morning of his visit, my middle son (who is 2 years old) came downstairs to wake us and asked, "Who is that guy?" My son didn't even know that 'that guy' asleep in the other room was his grandfather.
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My “Fresh Out of the Womb” Pictures Aren’t Pretty and I’m Okay With It

With each imperfect picture I am reminded of the lengths a mother will go through for her baby. So whether you think your "fresh out of the womb" pictures are pretty or not, they are special because they tell YOUR story.
dandelion in breeze

Girl, Enjoy That Freedom!

Looking back, there are a few things I would say to a younger version of myself, a few things I said to this college student, a few things I have learned along the way.
baby on floor

Do Not Swing a Wet Diaper Over Your Head

When I went to go check on him he was on the verge of tears while frantically trying to find and stuff all the white fluff (pee-soaked absorbent material) into his empty pillowcase. 
crying baby

Our Story of a “Lip-Tied” and “Tongue-Tied” Infant

I managed to breastfeed both of my first two boys until they were 12 months old or until they started biting me - whichever came first.
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20 Reasons Your Uterus Might Close Up Shop

Over the past few weeks, my husband and I have been talking about some of the reasons we expect our family planning days have come to an end.