Heidi Peterson (and Emerson)


What’s your day job?
Currently, I’m a stay at home mom of Harper, a 22 month old, and Emerson, a 3 month old. Formerly, I have been a freelance copywriter.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?
Anything involving bagels. They can be healthy or completely indulgent: in my world, that spells p-e-r-f-e-c-t. I particularly love the Bagel Deli in Broadripple and have been going there for 12 years.

Where’s a place you’d stop on a free afternoon in Indy?
When I’m free in Indy, I love dropping by one of the many beautiful parks for a quick hike and, now that we have a toddler, some energy-releasing playtime. Holliday Park is a favorite…and also free!

What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?
My little family and I live near Marion, IN. Currently, the town is experiencing a resurgence that we hope will revitalize the community in a sustainable way through the use of design. The work is being done by Marion Design Co., a consortium of volunteer professors, students, and Marion community members.

In the spirit of May’s theme Reality, is there a project you’ve worked on recently that has turned out to be better in reality than you imagined?
Can I say parenting?! It is ridiculously hard but more rewarding than anything I have given my time and passion to in the past. It truly takes every ounce of all that I am - the good, the bad, and the caffeine-infused! It is so exciting seeing your child achieve something, like walking, after struggling for months to go it alone. Hopefully, my kids will learn how to be involved in their community through early experiences like coming to a Creative Mornings talk or participating in community revitalization. We are nothing without a solid foundation for the future that takes the shape in our children.

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