Heather Tabers

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Heather is originally from St Louis but is now livin' the dream in sunny Orlando, FL. Her husband is a medically retired wounded warrior, having served in the USMC and the Army. Together, they homeschool 2 out of their 5 kids as the oldest 3 are now attending college. Heather is passionate about sharing her life and faith with others as a source of hope and encouragement, so she created The Mosaic Life where she minces no words about raising teenagers, living with lupus, raising a child with cancer, fighting to end human trafficking, and life as a wounded warrior family. She's also working on her first book and getting ready to start her second. If she finds a free moment, Heather loves to read a good historical fiction novel, spend time with her tribe, love on her German Shepherd rescues (Meka & Murphy), write content for Love Missions (an anti-trafficking organization), and serve as the Treasurer of Women at Rest Ministries (a grace ministry which helps women and families).
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Friday Favorites – Five Resources for Aspiring Authors

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I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Short stories in elementary school. Poetry in middle school. Then I realized I had a knack for persuasive essays in high school and research papers...
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Yes, They’re All Mine: On Being a Mom of Many

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"Yes, they're all mine." I wonder how many times I've uttered these words to perfect strangers who seem to think they're well within their rights to look over my brood of well-behaved young people and...

Texting my Teens + Other Communication Hacks I Recommend

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Nothing makes this mama's heart happier than sitting on my couch (or at my dining room table or even on my own bed) and being surrounded by my kids and their people. I don't...
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Fly High: A Letter to My Son on His Graduation

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Graduation is one of those milestones that make a mother both proud and absolutely wrecked. There's joy and sorrow, anticipation and apprehension. There's remembering the past and looking forward to the future. If you have...
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Mama of the Bigs: Embracing the Season of Raising Teens and Adults

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I carried a diaper bag for 11 years. Now I'm raising teens and adults. How did that happen so fast? Having four children within eight years meant always having diapers, bottles, and sleep deprivation. Just...
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Friday Favorites – Heather’s Top Five Period Drama Series

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. When I...
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Navigating the Pandemic with Kids in the Boat

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Here we are in this pandemic - one year later. Your child's school is closed or only open part-time. Dad's deployed or working some crazy over-time hours. There's three kids under the age of 10...
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Friday Favorites: Heather’s Favorite Historical Fiction Authors

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. I'm fairly...
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A Real Look at Romance, As Told By Lady Whistledown from Bridgerton

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Romance in real life often looks quite different than it does in the movies and in the romance novels that we love so dearly. Hmmpf. That's an understatement. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a jaded...
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The Glad Game: Choosing Thankfulness in 2020

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"... there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it.” ― Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna To say this year has been difficult is an understatement. Never before...
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Mama’s Gotta Work: An Opportunity for Military Moms to Work Remotely

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This has been the craziest year. We all became homeschoolers, whether we wanted to be or not. We’ve seen fires, murder hornets, and the death of Mr. Peanut. There’s been an impeachment hearing, an...
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NaNoWriMo: Let’s Write a Novel in November 2020

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"The writer is by nature a dreamer - a conscious dreamer." ~Carson McCullers Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved writing. I wrote poems and short stories, and I never once complained about...