Unconditional Love

Yesterday was the last day of my son’s first year of “big school” {insert crying Emoji here}. I’m not a sentimental or emotional person, but I do feel sad that it went by so quickly. People told me all year “once they start Kindergarten, it flies by.” And . . . they were right! He…

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How I Feel About Avengers: Endgame

 4.5/5 It’s rare that my husband and I get to watch a movie in the theater that isn’t targeted to toddlers, but we’ve gotten lucky with the last few Avengers films. I think it has something to do with opening weekend falling on the same weekend of my hometown‘s heritage festival. One of my…

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The Power of Hope

This week has been rough. I’ve had conversations that never should’ve taken place, given news of people dying, heard of tragedies and dealt with nagging mishaps like flat tires and disciplining my kids. Of course, this kind of week occurs during my busiest work week of the month. Then, to top that all off, midweek…

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The Real Estate of Writing

In my mind, “agent” was once a word synonymous with real estate. If not, then it meant someone like Estelle on Friends, wrangling up parts for Joey Tribbiani and taking more than her fair share of the paycheck. Then, I took a novel writing class in an effort to educate myself on the one writing…

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And a Little Dab of Jesus

When it comes to Alabama football, I’m a big fan. Not the kind of fan who poisons sacred trees on rival grounds or who obsesses over making every game. But, nonetheless, a big fan. Both of my parents, my younger sister and I all graduated from The University of Alabama. I was a football hostess…

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Facing Life’s Fears

As we pulled up the to the pediatrician’s office, I could sense my six year old’s fear. He shivered in his booster seat like a puppy headed to the vet. And it wasn’t because he was cold, since the first week of October in Alabama felt like August anywhere else. He was afraid to have…

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