To my grown kids. There are some things I'd like to tell you, a few confessions I'd like to get off my chest, just so you know. I prayed for you while I was still a child myself. Before...
The movie Remember the Titans resonates with me on many levels. Like Coach Bill Yoast's daughter, I was nine years old when integration was initiated in Alabama and our small school closed.  My dad, the head football coach, had...
It’s a Tuesday morning shortly after 9 am, and I’m on my way to pick up a friend from his home for our normal Ollie’s and Dollar Tree run. As I pull into his driveway at 9:30 on the...

I’m Leaving

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“I’m leaving. See you in a bit. Have fun!” Mom and/or Dad wave and walk away without so much as a backward glance. Their toddler waves "‘bye ‘bye," happily picks up a toy, and joins the other toddlers. Sound...

I love you Mommy

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“I love you, Mommy.” As sweet as it sounded, I knew she’d usually done something she shouldn’t have when she slid up next to me and said, “I love you, Mommy.” It was never anything terrible, but it was usually something...

The Blue Thing

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“I can’t find the blue thing.” “Maybe it got lost in the great kitchen disaster.” “No, we’ve used it since then. I can’t find it. It’s just disappeared.” “We’ll have to use the white things.” “You don’t think someone hid it do you?...
My youngest and her friend spent a day broiling in the sun selling pictures for Kent one Saturday. He takes great pictures of youth sports and has turned his love of photography into a small business. Needing helpers, he...
I’ve fallen victim to the Beige Mom aesthetic… the picture-perfect living rooms with perfectly placed aesthetically pleasing toys. The perfect color-coordinated bookshelves and the minimalistic color palettes have all but grabbed me and held me captive. I’ve seen mothers...
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, 'tis the season to be jolly! We’ve gathered a list of events happening in the Auburn/Opelika area starting around Thanksgiving through the end of the year. From parades, Christmas markets, outdoor activities,...
Fun fact from the National Park Service social media page: What do you call a baby porcupine? A porcupette of course and they are born with their quills. It takes a few hours for the quills to harden enough...
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Parenthood

“Attitude Reflects Leadership”

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The movie Remember the Titans resonates with me on many levels. Like Coach Bill Yoast's daughter, I was nine years old when integration was...

I’m Leaving

I love you Mommy

The Kids Should Be Bored