In a small town, from the time you are born until the time you graduate high school, you are peppered with encouragement to “get outta here”. Generations upon generations of families live here, but you? Nope. You are destined to break the cycle, to do better, go further, and aim higher. But what if the… Read More The Worst Place to Live in Tennessee?
Browsing through a handful of hardback reads in my favorite bookstore several weeks ago in hopes of scoring a few items on my must read list, I stumbled across a sturdy, chunky book mixed in with the rest that seemed out of place. The book boasted a title that encouraged the reader to “unplug from… Read More What Life Was Like Before the Internet
Confession: I am a recovering crier. I used to shed tears pretty much over anything, from someone hurting my feelings, to forgetting the pasta boiling on the stove and it turning to mush, someone hurting my feelings, a Jim Cogdill Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram commercial, looking at wedding photos of my grandfather sitting in the front row (he… Read More Please Stop Telling Me to “Enjoy My Babies”
I can remember the first day it happened. It was 2007. Miley Cyrus was still a normal human being. I was a new mom to a very colicky newborn whom would projectile vomit every time she was breastfed. Blogs and parenting books were on the rise, and all I knew to do in an immediate… Read More Stop Making Motherhood Your Idol.