I’m Tired of Politics

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Four years ago I wouldn’t have been writing this. You could find me reading news articles, engaging in debates online, spewing my opinion whether it was asked or not, and generally looking to absorb any information regarding politics I...
I consider myself a "podcast junkie." If you're like me and over reading, hearing, and thinking about COVID-19, this blog is for you. I have compiled a list of my favorite true-crime podcasts that I have listened to over...
True crime is the hottest topic right now, but it’s nothing new to me. I developed my love for true crime back in high school. I wasn’t into The Real World or Teen mom on MTV (yes, I am...
First of all, if you haven’t discovered Bluey on Disney+, just stop reading this blog post and go watch it right now. Seriously, right now. (And if you don’t have Disney+, I’m telling you, it’s worth the...
One of my favorite things to tell engaged couples before their big wedding day is this: after you are pronounced husband and wife, you'll turn and make your grand exit, and you'll see all the people you love, joyfully...
COVID-19 has been all over the news and social media to the point I feel sick of talking about it, but with my job as a wedding planner, that is all we have been able to do...
Our last day of English class together was a blur. I was full of anxiety. I was collecting essays from upwards of 50 students, and thinking about how my spring break was going to be full of grading. I...
I guess you could tell from the title that this isn't going to be one of those uplifting, things-I've-learned-from-slowing-down-and-living-simply kind of posts. I really just want to rant for a bit and have people tell me I'm not alone....
I know a lot of you are at your wits’ end right now. Some of you are enjoying your kids being home. You’re loving (almost) every minute with your children because you’ve been starved for it all of these...
A lifetime full of frequent moves has prepared me for this very moment in time: staying connected with friends and loved ones when you can't physically share the same space. Since Tennessee is my fifth state to call home,...
I recently saw someone on Facebook say that Black History Month is played out. This statement rubbed me the wrong way and I felt I needed to share why. My children are biracial, I am black, and I am...
Over the summer, the kids and I made a habit of sleeping in and as soon as my two beautiful children woke up, they would crawl into my bed for a little while. Every morning as they started to...

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