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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Controlling the Chaos: 5 Easy Ways to Get Organized

Adopting these 5 habits have helped our family get organized, feel less chaotic, and more in control.
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Pickup Truck Opera: A Musical Experience You Have to See to Believe!

Mixed Precipitation, a Twin Cities-based performance company, is bringing a fresh take on theater to the Rochester MN area, but not just any theater, outdoor opera!
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Meet the Contributor: Heather Walsh

When not mom-ing or wife-ing, Heather is a passionate high school educator, teaching about literature, communications, and composition.
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Seeking Discomfort

His goal, following the inspirational lead of The Yes Theory, was to have me seek discomfort by traveling short notice and alone to see my friend.
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Field Trip Friday: SEA LIFE at Mall of America

I absolutely love taking my family to SEA LIFE at the Mall of America. Although the animals and order doesn’t change much, each experience is different.

Caffeine and Connection: My Favorite Places for Working and Sipping in Rochester

For days like these, I had to find places to plug in and work while in Rochester. I have two requirements: dependable Wifi and something to sip to keep me motivated.
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8 Ways to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring in Rochester

If your family is like mine, your hearts ache to just be outside, and to take in the sights, sounds, smells, and feels of Spring.

Wakadoo! Bluey is Ace!

I firmly believe that there are two kinds of people: those who love Bluey, and those who haven’t watched it yet. 
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5 Great Books for I Love to Read Month AND Black History Month

Embrace the lives, minds, and journeys created by some pretty amazing Black women in honor of both I Love to Read Month and Black History Month.
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Embrace Life and Wear The Cute Boots: Pandemic Lessons from a 4-Year-Old

Here, in no particular order, are 10 lessons my daughter has taught me during the pandemic that help me be better, live better, and leave those invitations to Grumpy Town behind.