Confessions of An Unconventional Southern Belle

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Confessions of An Unconventional Southern Belle

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Here’s to 2015!

Last year I made just one resolution: Do something nice for somebody else every day. Sure, I had other resolutions in the back of my mind (like cut down on caffeine, be more productive, spend more quality time on my son, advance in all the careers I dabble in), but…

What Xmas Really Means

We've all heard the protests against any company, person or publication that uses the forbidden "Xmas." Everyone assumes they intentionally take Christ out of Christmas, and so did I for most of my life. As a young girl, I remember my mom having a shirt that read, "Without Christ, Christmas…

Cutting Down on Holiday Stress

I would loved to have entitled this entry "Eliminating Holiday Stress," but that would be a big, fat lie and virtually impossible. With shopping, cooking, family, friends, work, events, etc., not all the Hallmark movies and eggnog in the world could make up for the inevitable stresses brought on this…

The Skinny on Being Skinny

For the first time in my life I was happy to hear, "You're not skinny." It was in no means an indication that I am what most people consider the opposite of skinny—"fat" but rather what my workout buddies and I consider the opposite of skinny—"fit." In fact, the compliment…