I have one Christmas memory from my early childhood. I've thought about that sentence all day. First, I tried to scan all the corners of my brain, lest I make a liar out of myself on social media to make...

“I Hate Date Nights”

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Today, my daughter came home from school only to walk back out to spend the evening with my parents, just like she does every Friday night. On her way down the stairs, I told her what I was doing...
"You Better Watch Out You Better Not Pout You Better Not Cry I’m Telling You Why Santa Claus is Coming to Town..." Look at those lyrics. I mean really look at them. The lyrics are telling a child that they must hide their emotions;...
I’m an empath. Some say it’s a gift; sometimes I say it’s a curse. You see, I feel everything around me -- small things, big things. You name it, I feel it. Growing up, I was told I was...
Grief is so hard. It is a monster that catches you in your soul and tries to take you down. But living out of grief is like driving out of the fog: where you once couldn't see a foot...
My Thanksgiving table will have two more empty chairs this year. My Christmas festivities will never again include my Dad reading the Christmas story from his bible, turning paper-thin pages, worn from earnest study. My Mamaw won't be bringing...
The title of this blog post seems almost profane, doesn't it? Truly, I debated on even writing it. The holidays are supposed to be all about giving, being rosy cheeked and cheery, completely overcome with excitement, thinking less about...
A Handstand a Day

A Handstand a Day

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I once happened upon a video showing a young girl who was being bullied and picked last in PE. She decided to start doing pushups every day to build her strength, and got a little bit stronger each day....
Facing the challenges of parenting an elementary aged child who is not a tween, but not a child anymore either.

The Space Between

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I don't even know what to call this age. This strange time between child and tween. These mid-elementary years. I was prepared (ha) for having a baby. There were steps and milestones and hunger cues. I knew that the twos and threes...
The idea for this post came to me one evening as I stood hunkered over the kitchen sink, stealing the last three bites of ice cream from the tub before my kids could discover me.  It was in that shining...
It’s Halloween week, mamas, and you know what that means: CANDY. So. Much. Candy. I have four kids, and between trick-or-treating, school parties, church fall festivals, and community events, we usually come out of this week with more candy than we...
I remember the very first time I got my period. I was having a couple of my friends spend the night and went to the bathroom to find blood.  We were a farm family and I had seen baby animals...

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Pre-K Imagination Season Pass at Dollywood

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The Pre-K Imagination Season Pass allow children born in 2015 or 2016 unlimited FREE admission to both Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood's Splash Country...
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