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Heather Armstrong Parents: Linda Hamilton And Mike Hamilton

Heather Armstrong was raised in a strict Mormon household. But she was never meant for religion — which led her more into s*x and drinking. Surprisingly, when her parents found out about it, though initially disheartened, they ultimately accepted her for who she was and their bond strengthened like never before.

But who are Heather Armstrong’s parents? Keep reading to find out.

Who Are Heather Armstrong Parents?

Heather Armstrong was born to her parents, Linda Hamilton And Mike Hamilton. They raised her outside of Memphis, TN, in a strict Mormon household. No wonder, she pulled straight A’s in high school, served as president of the seminary, and captain of the volleyball team. Her dream was to become the U.S. attorney general, and for that, she moved to Utah in 1993 via an academic scholarship to Brigham Young University.

But during college, Heather began discovering herself. So, instead of going to law school, she moved to Los Angeles and became a Web designer. And since she always wanted to write, she created the blog Dooce in February 2001. There, she initially wrote about “anything and everything as widely and extravagantly” as she wanted to.

The same year, a few days after 9/11, she then posted a blog called “Drunken diatribe” which included comments about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and her parents. It was a blog she never expected her parents to read as her dad never used the Internet, and her mom didn’t know how to turn on a computer.

But thanks to her brother, they got a copy of it. “They knew the way I was living but they were never confronted with it,” Heather said. “It was sort of throwing it in their face.”

Thereafter, her father didn’t talk to her for three months and her mother was devastated.

Obviously, Heather was ashamed as well and she removed the post.

Fortunately, with time, Heather and her parents mended their relationship.

But with one problem there came another. Linda now was suffering from suicidal depression. She even stop taking her medication once she got pregnant. Then followed her divorce from her husband, alcoholism, being fired from her job, and more.

“I had a lot to be happy about, but there was just something that was smothering me inside,” she said at the time.

Ultimately, just when things were starting to look good, Linda relapsed after having been sober for more than 18 months in May 2023, and took her own life!

Meet Linda Hamilton, Heather Armstrong Mother

Linda Hamilton is Heather Armstrong’s loving mother. The late blogger has even written an entire book about the “divinity” of her mother. “I will never take her or her kindness for granted for the sake of all of us who deserve a mother like her,” she said on Mother’s Day 2020.

Get to know her better below.

  • Linda Hamilton Age

Linda Hamilton was born on April 12, 1945. That made her 78 years of age in 2023.

On Linda’s 76th birthday,  Heather took to her IG to dedicate a poem to her. A part of which read, “I bit into an apple, And it tasted like Oz, All because, She asked if I would go. Didn’t she know, I was chained to a fire, A liar, Locked in a basement with no door.”

  • Linda Hamilton Job

A Western Kentucky University graduate, Linda Hamilton worked as a Sales Director at Avon.

She also was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she often spoke about parents can maintain relationships with children who have left the faith. “Do I wish she was still active in the Mormon faith? Of course, I do. But she is not and I accept her for who she is,” Linda once said.

Now that Heather’s gone, Linda’s speaking even more about her daughter. “I don’t think she wore her heart on her sleeve. ‘But she had a gift of incredible discernment. She could see what people needed,” Linda said.  “We as a family are devastated, but we have faith that we will see her again,” she said.

  • Is Linda Hamilton On Instagram?

Linda wasn’t on Instagram. But she was on Facebook @linda.hamiltonoar.

Also, here are her siblings’ socials — Lori Boone Cardwell @lori.b.cardwell.3 and Larry Boone @larry.boone.545.

Meet Mike Hamilton, Heather Armstrong Father

Mike Hamilton is Heather Armstrong’s caring but strict father. He taught her the “value of a firm handshake, a balanced checkbook, and finding something in common with any stranger up for conversation.”

Also, the late blogger said that while her mother taught her “love”, he taught her “life.” She added, “He was the I have that reach from my feet all the way up and do not stop until they reach my shoulders. He gave me the ability to stop someone in a fit of anger to say, “Hey. I’m here. Let’s work through this.” He’s the one who taught me that.”

  • Mike Hamilton Age

Mike Hamilton was above 81 years of age in 2023.

  • Mike Hamilton Job

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find details about Mike Hamilton’s job. But we’re sure he was a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spoke the words of god every day.

  • Is Mike Hamilton On Instagram?

Mike Hamilton wasn’t on Instagram or any other social media.

Related FAQs

  • Are Heather Armstrong Parents Still Married?

Heather’s parents are no longer married.

Infact, the pair broke up in the early 80s, and Heather’s mom went on to marry Robert C Oar on June 20, 1986.

  • How Many Kids Do Heather Armstrong Parents Have?

Heather’s parents share three kids — Heather, September Hogan, and Ranger (the funniest man Heather knew).

Their daughter, September is a mother of three, one of whom, McKenna Hogan @mac_hogan13, was very close to Heather.

  • Where Do Heather Armstrong Parents Reside?

Heather’s mother hails from Bowling Green, Kentucky. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1973 and resided there ever since.

As for her dad, Michael lived in South Jordan, UT.

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