Welcome back to the journal today to meet the lovely Heather Avis! You might know her from @theluckyfewofficial or her recent NYTimes Bestselling book, Different—A Great Thing to Be.
Plus, you can peep our 100% Cotton Rib Latte Weighted Blanket in the photo :)
Sheltered Co. : Heather, hi!! Let's jump right in. How has life changed since starting The Lucky Few Podcast?
Heather : One of the best ways it has changed is the community it has built, both in regards to the people who listen and "hang out" with us as well as between the three of us cohosts. It's been so fun doing this together!
Sheltered Co. : We have fun just tuning in and listening! Y'all are the best. And congratulations on your bestselling children's book, Different!! You are one busy lady. And how many kiddos are you wrangling at home?
Heather : Three! Macy, Truly, and August. And one pup, Maeby.
Sheltered Co. : Major props to you. Are there any ways that motherhood has changed you that you didn't expect?
Heather : ALL the ways. Being a mom is a wild gig. Such a trip! I have had to stretch, bend and flex in ways I never thought I'd need to. Raising kids with disabilities has lead me to be a well educated and fierce advocate. I've also been surprised by how insecure I am in the role and how many opportunities of growth that fact has ushered me into. I'm a better person because I'm a mom, that's for sure!
Sheltered Co. : Tears!!! Yes, absolutely! Okay last thing... what's one piece of advice you wish someone would have given you five years ago?
Heather : Can I go back a little further, to 10 years ago? I wish someone would have introduced me to "errorless learning" which is the simply teaching your kids through example and opportunity without telling them they got something wrong. Traditional education does not work for my kid with Down syndrome and I wish I would have stepped out of that mold sooner and not tired to force them into it.
Sheltered Co. : So important! And worth shouting from the rooftops honestly. Thank you so so much, Heather!