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Next month I’m going to be 34-years-old. I’ve got a husband, three children, two dogs, a career I love, and a house…the whole package. Now that I’ve reached my thirties though, I can’t help but wonder, “What’s...

Value of Friendships

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Believe it or not, through the mess that 2020 has been so far, I have learned something valuable: to focus on relationships. Typically, I am quite the multitasking woman. I thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and busy. It...
Years ago, I had an elaborate trip planned for the summer. This was (and still is) not unusual for me. I’ve spent many summers overseas and it’s always a little odd for me to spend an entire summer in...
I grew up in the age of Harry Potter, but oddly enough, I didn’t become a diehard fan until I reached my thirties. Once I picked up the first book, I couldn’t put them down. It truly...
I was talking with a friend the other day about how back in the olden days (aka high school) I was in concert choir and color guard. I may not get any cool points for admitting that, but I...
Moms, dads, primary caregivers have always been essential to a child’s life, but in these days of a pandemic, the term essential takes on more responsibility. Homeschooling. Activity planner. Activity playmate. Activity cleaner-upper. Chef and maid, and online grocery...
After three months of house hunting from an RV in Chattanooga, we made Signal Mountain home just a little over a year ago. I had left a small business and six years of friends behind in Georgia. While I...
If I’m being completely honest (and why wouldn’t I be?), I hardly remember the summer of ’89. I was 14 and we lived out in the boondocks, in an A-Frame house that wasn’t insulated, with no air conditioning. Every...
Kindness is defined as “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate." Mark Twain describes it best: “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Unfortunately, modern society associates acts of kindness with naivety...
I am not racist. I’ve never been racist. Not even a little bit.  But I have been astoundingly ignorant.  Growing up in the South, I probably seemed, at least to those close to me, almost progressive. I had black friends, went...

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