About Heatherlee (timeline)

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I'm a mom that can't sleep and an artist that can't be tamed. I'm married to nature and rich in family. I'm a dreamer and optimist, thriving on truth, coffee and creativity. I care about things that are hard to change and will focus my business on motherhood, community and the youthful minds of our world.

I'm interested in the connection between our minds, bodies and souls, especially when it comes to pregnancy, and raising babies into responsible, conscious adults. 

I currently work as a UX Designer in health care and raise 2 wonderful kids with my long time love in Saint Paul. I'm always moving & shaking. Moved by the moon and following my heart. You can follow my day to day on Instagram at @ExpectingMom_co to keep up.

Below is a brief timeline of my journey to today..

Dec 2014 - Here's me on commencement day, 3 years late & expecting. Pictured above is Jerry Allan, an MCAD legend and one of my favorite allies throughout my time there. Not graduating on time allowed me to mom my firstborn more effectively (which was a complete blessing, knowing now that I battled some depression). I wasn't planning on returning but there I am, getting my diploma!

Dec 2014 - Here's me on commencement day, 3 years late & expecting. Pictured above is Jerry Allan, an MCAD legend and one of my favorite allies throughout my time there. Not graduating on time allowed me to mom my firstborn more effectively (which was a complete blessing, knowing now that I battled some depression). I wasn't planning on returning but there I am, getting my diploma!

Jan 2015- The Expecting app I passionately presented at a work hackathon won 2nd place, creating confidence and forward momentum for me as I continued my passion for pregnancy and birth. Even at 5 months pregnant I survived the 24-hour challenge and officially began work on the thing I'm trying to launch to this day :)

Jan 2015- The Expecting app I passionately presented at a work hackathon won 2nd place, creating confidence and forward momentum for me as I continued my passion for pregnancy and birth. Even at 5 months pregnant I survived the 24-hour challenge and officially began work on the thing I'm trying to launch to this day :)

Summer 2015 - After my successful VBAC with my second child, we were a family of four.. living grateful for each day after such a healing, positive experience. As a woman and mom it was a new beginning. I knew I had to get back to work on the Expecting app as so many women were fighting just to try for a VBAC. I wanted to help empower other expectant mothers. So I started this website and finding new ways to share my story.

Summer 2015 - After my successful VBAC with my second child, we were a family of four.. living grateful for each day after such a healing, positive experience. As a woman and mom it was a new beginning. I knew I had to get back to work on the Expecting app as so many women were fighting just to try for a VBAC. I wanted to help empower other expectant mothers. So I started this website and finding new ways to share my story.

Feb 2016- Here's me with my altMBA cohort "ULNA" after 4 crazy cool, challenging weeks. This was a life-changing experience. I learned more about myself, business, entrepreneurship and how to play to my passions, dig deeper, give more generously and slow down / speed up!

Feb 2016- Here's me with my altMBA cohort "ULNA" after 4 crazy cool, challenging weeks. This was a life-changing experience. I learned more about myself, business, entrepreneurship and how to play to my passions, dig deeper, give more generously and slow down / speed up!

May 2016- This is me on stage in front of 1,000+ people at Ignite Minneapolis talking about FreeUI: Making high tech more accessible for the poor and the forgotten. A big moment for me as I never imagined myself speaking in front of crowds, but it was an important step for me to see that I could enlighten, inform and maybe change people's minds. (Watch the 5 minute video here.)

May 2016- This is me on stage in front of 1,000+ people at Ignite Minneapolis talking about FreeUI: Making high tech more accessible for the poor and the forgotten. A big moment for me as I never imagined myself speaking in front of crowds, but it was an important step for me to see that I could enlighten, inform and maybe change people's minds. (Watch the 5 minute video here.)

June 2016- Here's a shot of all my guests at the MSP OpenIDEO launch, my first event and introduction into social impact work.

June 2016- Here's a shot of all my guests at the MSP OpenIDEO launch, my first event and introduction into social impact work.

Sep 2016 - I presented at Twin Cities Startup Week! It was the first time since the hackathon that I talked about my app publicly, looking for product design advice and networking opportunities. 

Sep 2016 - I presented at Twin Cities Startup Week! It was the first time since the hackathon that I talked about my app publicly, looking for product design advice and networking opportunities. 

Dec 2016 - That's me posing with Rikki Lake and Abby Epstein at the Every Woman Can event at Aria, Minneapolis! Huge thanks to Health Foundations Birth Center for putting on the event. I got to see the lovely ladies singing with the Indigo Girls and I'll never forget the positive energy in that room as we all celebrated womanhood as one.

Dec 2016 - That's me posing with Rikki Lake and Abby Epstein at the Every Woman Can event at Aria, Minneapolis! Huge thanks to Health Foundations Birth Center for putting on the event. I got to see the lovely ladies singing with the Indigo Girls and I'll never forget the positive energy in that room as we all celebrated womanhood as one.

Aug 2017- I started a new chapter in the summer of 2017 after leaving my steady corporate job to focus more on my calling. I visited places of empowerment and freedom in NYC, initiated a new bracelet business and moved forward in my plans to bring the Expecting app, and my mission.

Aug 2017- I started a new chapter in the summer of 2017 after leaving my steady corporate job to focus more on my calling. I visited places of empowerment and freedom in NYC, initiated a new bracelet business and moved forward in my plans to bring the Expecting app, and my mission.

Every woman's experience is her own and the beautiful growth that enfolds her in all possible ways soaks into the spaces she walks, undoubtedly, fiercely. Her presence changes people, and ultimately she is changed. She is a butterfly.. 🐛💫🌿🦋

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