Heather Walsh

Heather Walsh
Heather is a Rochester native but considers herself a "country mouse" meant for small-town livin'. Her hubby has been her rock and anchor since high school, 1998. Her children Murphy (2010) and Delaney (2016) are her biggest blessings and let's be honest, her biggest challenges. On an average day, she wears a variety of hats: wife, mom, furparent, high school English teacher, friend, coach, homebrewer/beer snob, music enthusiast, bookworm, Potterhead, Disnerd, Parrothead, coffee junky and more. She is food-motivated, but nothing brings her peace like listening to the waves lap the North Shore, couch cuddles, or sitting in her PJs playing games with friends.
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One Teacher’s Ride on the COVID Coaster

Never in my craziest teacher nightmares could I have come up with the emotional COVID roller coaster I’ve experienced the past few months.
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How a Pit Barrel Smoker Changed My Life

Little did I know then that our Pitbarrel smoker would be quite a life-changer for my family. We’ve experienced a lot of positives that I want to share. 

Learning from My Lowest Low

Sometimes the truth is tough. The beast (my anxiety) has been there most of my life. Now I am aware of my triggers or when I am having an off day.
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Teacher in Mourning

Let me give it to you straight, just like I do my students: I’m a teacher in mourning. I’ve experienced so much grief in the last few weeks and absolutely no closure.
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15-ish Minutes to Kid-Approved Dinners

Here are a variety of dinners that aren’t only easy to make and quick to the table, but they also get “two thumbs up” from my kiddos.
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A Family-Friendly Guide to Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Some people think St. Patrick’s Day is mostly about wearing green and drinking green beer, but it is so much more than that and can easily be made into a family celebration.
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Destined for Grammar Nerdom

I tested out of grammar units with little preparation. By eighth grade graduation, I knew what I wanted to be: not just any teacher, but an English teacher.
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1920 vs. 2020: We’re No Longer Beautiful Little Fools

Here we are, on the cusp of a century after The Great Gatsby takes place, and I have to wonder: Is it still the best thing for girls to be beautiful little fools?
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Dancing to Our Own Beat

The music our children have grown up on isn’t always “school appropriate,” so to speak. We’ve had really important conversations about how artists write lyrics as a form of personal expression and art.
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Only the Strong Survive

We won’t be able to get anywhere if we aren’t taking the time to keep our relationship full and happy.