News flash corporate America – asking me, a consumer and thus your customer, to make a donation to your charity du jour and then shaming me when I chose not to participate in your charity fund raising is not generous. It does not help your standing one iota. Here’s why: you, Mr/Ms CEO/CFO/COO, are not … More Please, We Aren’t That Stupid (No, Not Another NFL Post)
As you can imagine, we have been extremely busy. We moved into the “new” house the last weekend of August, my parents and Mike and Julie and the boys came down the following weekend (Labor Day) to help us unpack and get settled and then the following weekend we ran for our lives to escape … More Hurricanes and Sippy Cups
News Flash – I am a southern Christian woman. I am a student of history. My educational focus was southern women’s history during the civil war era. I care a lot about what happened here in my homeland and what tore our country apart at the seams. And now it seems to me that radical, … More Response to Monuments and Racism
Tim’s Great Aunt Jim died last week and we both wanted to attend her funeral in Middlesboro, KY. Aunt Jim was always so warm and welcoming to me and entertained us with her tales of family every time we came for a visit. She gave me a set of desert plates with pine cones on … More Road Trip…What were we thinking?
As you can imagine, I get a lot of solicited and unsolicited advice as a first time mother to an infant. Most of the time I really appreciated it and know that it comes from a good place. Some of the advice can feel a little…., hmm, how to put it…, like mom guilt material. … More Advice
One month. Maddison has been a part of our lives for one month but it seems like she has been with us always. We have adapted to washing and sterilizing bottles, a thousand and one snaps on clothing and feeding and sleep schedules. So far, so good. In fact, it is pretty terrific. Even if … More Winning the Lottery and Entourage Living
We have a baby. A beautiful, happy, very bouncy little 8 month old girl came to live with us on the last day of May and we could not be happier with our newest addition to our ever changing family. The first couple of days were the definition of rough. We were hosting some summer … More Praying for Parents