Heather Tabers

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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#AmericanSoup: A Call to Break Bread and Heal Wounds

Have you ever heard of American Soup? America has been nicknamed "the melting pot" because of our widely diverse population. People from every nation, tribe, and tongue have settled here for centuries, making us a...
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Dear Young Mom, Your Day is Coming

Dear Young Mom, I remember how hard it was to have 3 kids under the age of 4. The days were long and the nights were longer. When the 4th child came 4 years later,...
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Uncover Our Names: How Cleaning Veterans’ Tombstones Connects My Husband to the Past

He could have picked golf. Or fishing. Or even shooting. The list of potential hobbies are endless for a retired warrior, yet my husband chose a pastime that honors the fallen - cleaning veterans' tombstones. His...
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Self-Isolation: Human Responsibility VS American Rights

I posted this yesterday on Facebook after days of reading article after article about the current pandemic: OK. That's it. I'm tapping out. I'm now going into self-isolation for the foreseeable future because I feel...
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Having a Leap Day Baby: How Does That Work?

My first baby came right on time. My second baby came 2 weeks early. When I found out I was pregnant the third time, I looked at the calendar and his March 22nd due...
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Friday Favorites: Heather’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

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. Are you...
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How to Host a Fuss-Free Friendsgiving (Recipes Included)

Holidays can be stressful for anyone. But being in a military family often makes creating meaningful memories a little more challenging. Going "home" isn't always an option. Your family rarely lives nearby. A holiday doesn't...

Your Child Has Already Been Targeted: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Human Trafficking

If you're like me, there's a good chance that up until these past couple of years, you had no idea that human trafficking was taking place in America. I'm not a journalist. Or a reporter....

Super-Mom Syndrome is Wearing Me Down, But I Refuse to Hang Up My Cape

I'm tired. And achy. My head has been hurting for weeks. My muscles are tight, and my neck is stiff. My eyes are dark and my skin is pale. My fists are always balled...

10 Dorm Room Must-Haves for the College-Bound

In some ways, college hasn't changed all that much in the past 20, OK ... 23 years since I went away to school. Dorms still provide students with only the bare bones of necessities...
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Raising the Bar on Friendship: 5 Steps to Building Meaningful Relationships in Every Season

Making friends is hard. Building meaningful relationships is harder. Sometimes it even feels impossible; but it's not. We've all been the new person at some point in our lives. We've been the only one in...

10 Things Professionals Wish They Could Say to Your Face But Won’t Because They’re...

"Sorry about my legs. I was running late and I didn't have time to shave," I confessed to my massage therapist. "That's ok," she said with a shrug. "It doesn't bother me." I'd like to say...