Mom, parenting, single-parenting, Uncategorized

The Hope of Growth and Common Interests

Our little town has been undergoing a transformation over the last several years. An art district has been flourishing and revitalizing the historic downtown square, and recently this area hosted a block party in order to celebrate a newly renovated park. May Lee and I were excited to attend, and clearly we weren’t the only… Continue reading The Hope of Growth and Common Interests

Health and Wellness, single-parenting, Uncategorized

Diary of a Reluctant Half-Marathoner: Managing Goals and Gators

Today begins my 2nd week of pre-training for the St. Jude half-marathon in December. The first week had some interesting twists and turns, but overall I’m happy with how things went. Compared to last year, my approach and attitude toward this training cycle is totally different, and that shift in mindset has come from working… Continue reading Diary of a Reluctant Half-Marathoner: Managing Goals and Gators

single-parenting, Uncategorized

The Weekly Recap: R.I.P. Wonder Woman Mug

Sunday morning trip to Memphis Last weekend, May Lee and I took an impromptu trip to Memphis to buy a birthday present for my dad. It turned out to be a lovely little day trip. During the drive over, we listened to The Greatest Showman soundtrack, playing the song “The Other Side” over and over… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: R.I.P. Wonder Woman Mug

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The Weekly Recap: A Good Measure

Who I Am as a School Parent This week as I was cleaning and going through a stack of papers, I came across May Lee’s final report card for the 1st time. I walked to the calendar hanging in the pantry (I still have paper calendars. I will defend this choice to the death) and… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: A Good Measure

Christian, single-parenting, Uncategorized

Backyard Camping

My child has been begging to go camping. I have hesitated to take her, given her complete and unholy terror of flying insects and intense aversion to outdoor bathrooms. Reaching a compromise, we planned a backyard campout for the Memorial Day weekend. The day of the campout began with much needed yard maintenance to prepare… Continue reading Backyard Camping

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My Daughter’s Brilliant Shoe Surprises

I recently told my daughter a story from my early elementary school years. I feel like it must have occurred somewhere in the 2nd to 4th grade range, because I still resided in the bedroom with the rosebud wallpaper that had a slight metallic sheen to it. In that room, I slept on an antique… Continue reading My Daughter’s Brilliant Shoe Surprises

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The Weekly Recap: Snickerdoodle Lattes, An Empty Purse, and a Farm for Christmas

  This week has continued to be insanely busy with to-do lists that are never-ending. My ability to multi-task has grown substantially, and I think that is due in part to the fact that I’m sitting down and planning my week. I’m not getting it all done, but the structure is helping me use my… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: Snickerdoodle Lattes, An Empty Purse, and a Farm for Christmas