February 1, 2019

Protect your child online with these safeguards from Apple devices.

January 4, 2019

My mom always made grill cheese sandwiches in a toaster oven. We didn’t have a toaster oven when I married and moved out so I made grill cheese in the oven on broil. My husband blew my mind when he cooked his in a skillet. A skillet of all things! 

Turns out cooking a g...

December 26, 2018

I was five years old in Miss Judy’s kindergarten when I saw my full name written out for the first time.

December 14, 2018

My son had his winter band concert last week. The night before he asked who was coming. I told him I’d be there.

“But you’re always there, who else is coming?”

My kids are the lucky ones who almost always have an entourage cheering them on through concerts, plays, awards...

November 30, 2018

One of my favorite parts of Not If I Save You First is Maddie’s voice. She understands survival skills better than most adults but just as her clever ideas make you forget she’s sixteen she throws in a few “totallys” and flips of her hair to remind you.

October 16, 2018

For the first time since April, cool weather descended on North Mississippi last week. Which means all our kids are either wearing pants an inch too short because we didn’t realize how much our kids grew over the summer or they are wearing pants an inch too long to acc...

August 22, 2018

I slogged to the kitchen five minutes after clicking off my alarm. Anxiousness gnawed my gut like an over achieving woodpecker. My morning routine includes prayer while my coffee brews. I struggled to assign my growing unease a name. Mug in hand I peered out the front...

August 17, 2018

We survived 9 weeks on analog island, but don't jump the wifi cruise ship just yet.