Author Archives: Heidi Fettig Parton

About Heidi Fettig Parton

I hold an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bath Path University. I write at the intersection of ecological and spiritual issues; I also write about the common experiences that unfold across women's lives, including marriage, motherhood, work matters (and vocation), divorce, and sexuality. Oh, and poetry is my drug of choice.

Cabin Culture

Do you have a place to go when you need to reconnect with yourself or your past self? Do you have a place to go when you need emotional grounding or your soul needs tethering? Do you have a place … Continue reading

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On Manifesting One’s Dreams

Just over 15 years ago, I got divorced. At the time, I was a perfectionist (and still in recovery today). Divorce didn’t fit into my story about perfection. To complicate matters, in high school, I’d been voted “Most Likely to … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a Vintage-Postcard Fourth

In recent years, I’ve learned there is nothing more sweetly satisfying for a mom of adult children than to have all of your kids sleeping under one roof. While my young one, my seven-year old little man, will occupy my … Continue reading

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Remarriage After Divorce: Wait for a Good Dad

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New Poem up on Agate Magazine

Agate just published this poem I wrote about the loss of a treasured tree and the new life that enters through the void of loss. Please take the extra step to hop on out to Agate to read this piece. … Continue reading

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And That’s a Wrap: The Graduate

Kind of a thrill to be a part of a graduation processional again at age 46. Carpe Diem!  

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Short Film: Independent Bookstores: Ever Resilient

Source: Video Alert: Independent Bookstores: Ever Resilient

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