2015, church, exercise, friends, God, God's creation, human being, Lazarus sisters, Mary and Martha, mind, Monic, Monica, relax, toddler, young mom

To Be or To Do: That is the Question

Anyone who knows me well would probably describe me as hyper or active. Some may even call me “busy.” I work a lot and I have a small child, but I know many more people who have multiple children and work jobs much less flexible than mine. The truth is that the source of my busyness (or looking busy) is…

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2014, 2015, blessing, Christian, diet mountain dew, exercise, friends, God, God's creation, happy, help, helping others, kindness, mom, needs of others, New Year, prayer, resolution, southern, southern belle, thankful, workout

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 ultimately that one resolution to do something nice stood out.…

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2014, Christian, church, Greek, holidays, seminary, Sorority, Uncategorized, Xmas

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 is just a mess.” Then as a young adult, I…

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2014, Alabama, Alabama snow, budget, childhood, children and dogs, Christmas memories, family Christmas, gifts, Hallmark, helping others, holidays, home for Christmas, kids, moms of toddlers, needs of others, presents, shopping, snow, stress, tacky, toddler, toys, walmart, worry, young mom

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 time of year. My husband and I were talking last…

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2014, childhood, Christmas memories, family Christmas, God, helping others, kids, memories, mom, needs of others, Papa, parenting, toddler, young mom

Looking for an Alternative to Elf on the Shelf?

My name is Kaci Lane Hindman and I’m a Christmas addict. I love everything about the holiday from the lights and decorations to the food, gatherings and music, and of course the fact that it is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. I even set a personal record this year by listening to a few Christmas songs on Pandora…

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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 was given after someone brought up a quote that “Nothing…

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Thanksgiving: The Unsung Holiday

I know it’s only the first week of November, but I have already been itching to put up my Christmas tree. In fact, when I lived by myself I would sometimes put it up in October. My husband always thinks I leave it up too long and asked me to please wait until after Thanksgiving this year. The excuse he…

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Even Homecoming Queens Get Bullied

This image was altered to make a point “Thump, thump.” I heard the windows banging from our living room as I sat at the dining room table spreading glitter on a glue-written poster board for my float the next day. “Thump, thump.” What was that? It was well past 11 and everyone else in my family was fast asleep. I’d been too…

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