2013 Ultimate Blog Party #UBP13

This week I’m participating in the 2013 Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom! I’m looking forward to meeting other bloggers and finding new blogs to read and follow!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Welcome to The Destiny Manifest!

I started blogging at The Destiny Manifest in July 2001. I was pregnant with my first child and decided that a blog would be a good way to meet other new mothers. I was not disappointed, and I fell in love with the blogging community. I have taken long breaks from blogging at times, but I always come back, and I have been blogging on a regular basis for the last two years.

I write about my family. I write about life and love. I write about parenting my beautiful tween daughters. I write about grief and healing from the stillbirth loss of our last baby. I write about living with mental illness, and raising a child with a mental illness. I write about knitting and crochet and the crafts that keep me sane and fill our home with handmade beauty. I write for me, and I write for you.

It’s Nice To Meet You…

My name is Heather. I am 33 years old and I am married to a wonderfully sweet and talented artist named David. We met in high school, dated briefly, and remained friends throughout my first marriage. We married in 2009 and it couldn’t be better. He is my best friend and the one I can talk about anything and everything. We are a sappy, sweet, kissy couple, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I have two preteen daughters from my first marriage, Lakin (11 years old) and Addah (10 years old). They are the light of my life, my reason for getting out of bed every day. David and I have one daughter, Clara, who was stillborn at 42 weeks 3 days in July 2012. We have two cats, Kiya and Miss Shady, and two fish, whose names we can never remember.

The Destiny Manifest Family - 2013 Ultimate Blog Party

Where You Can Find Me Online:

Leave me a comment on any or all of my social media pages and I will be more than happy to follow you back! I’m always looking for more wonderful blogs to read, and I love meeting other bloggers!


Thank you for coming by and I hope you’ll visit again soon!

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • I saw another blogger just did this too and looks fun. Thanks for sharing Heather!! 🙂

  • Sandra

    Hi, I’m here through UBP2013 🙂

    Just wanted to drop in and say hi. 🙂

    • Hi Sandra! Thanks for dropping by and I hope you’ll visit again soon! I’d love to visit your blog as well, if you wouldn’t mind sharing a link! 🙂

  • Hey, nice to meet you and love the stories of love that start off as friendships =)

  • Just stopping by from the UBP13. You have a lovely family!! We hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs, Cathi