About Hands-on Mama

Hands-on Mama is a blog for parents. Mostly, it’s for mamas, but dads can get a lot out of it as well. There are categories for every stage of development of your children, from pregnancy all the way through to adulthood. This is the place to find the answers to questions you haven’t even thought of yet. Discussions range from what to dress your baby in to monitoring your teens technology.

Hey there, I’m Heather

I am a wife and mother to two wonderful teenagers. Yes, both of my children are now teenagers. This means I can relate to almost every mother out there somehow. My son just turned 18, so I know what watching my little boy grow into a man is like. I also have a 13-year-old daughter growing up so quickly and teaching me what I’m sure I put my parents through. They are wonderful kids; my husband and I couldn’t be luckier. 

New Zealand

One day, I hope to visit

New Zealand

Grand Rapids Michigan

Currently living in



Favorite Brand


mint chocolate chip ice cream

Favorite flavor of ice cream

Mint Chocolate Chip

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