Heather Rader believes that writing sharpens her mind, brightens her mood and even burns fat. When labels are necessary, she’s a mother-writer-teacher (in that order). Her children are 10, 7, and 3 (the only time in their lives when her son will be the sum of her daughters’ ages). Her work has been published in Mothering magazine, Living Without, The Sun, Midwifery Today, Teaching K-8, Teacher-Librarian, Library Sparks, and Mamazine. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.