About a month into the pandemic, my husband got the itch to plant a vegetable garden. Though the carrots and the onions didn’t take, we currently have beautiful, delicious tomatoes, cucumbers, and jalapenos running out of our ears. We...
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Time To Get All Pollyanna

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My son LOVES singing, “Happy Birthday.” He gets so excited that he can’t sit still. And when he turned three earlier this year, my husband said, “I think he’s going to be disappointed when every day isn’t his birthday...
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My White Allies

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In the midst of this racial uprising (yes it’s still going on), I am so thankful for my White Allies. I really wanted to say that I’m thankful for my white friends, but I was afraid that I’ll sound...
Some television shows take you away from your reality. They bring a level of entertainment, drama, comedy to your life for a short amount of time. And sometimes it's exactly what you need in the moment and sometimes it's...
When my daughter was 8 months old, I willingly handed her to the murderer who took her big brother’s life. And, then I watched as she fought off this killer and learned to live. My three year old son, Levi, drowned...
It was a day like any other; a friend had invited me and a friend over to swim with all of our kids. Two weeks prior, my children had taken swimming lessons, where my ever-cautious, anxious child FINALLY put...
My middle and youngest child are just over 3 and a half years, and 4 grades, apart. One just finished 2K, the other just finished first grade. Basically, they are siblings, but they are in different worlds. My daughter...
Do you believe in miracles? I do. Every time I look at our beautiful baby's face, I am reminded that miracles happen. I'll be honest here. There were many times that I wasn't sure if this was adoption was going to...
Recently some social media influencers have come under serious scrutiny after a deeper dive into their private lives. While there have been quite a few that topped were eye opening, the announcement of Rachel and Dave Hollis's divorce has...
No, this is not click bait. Yes, I am very much firm in my viewpoint. You would think with me being very vocal about the sufferings and injustices of Black people due to racism that I'd be in a...

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{Event Announcement} Happy Christmas Photography Mini Sessions

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4th Annual Christmas Mini Sessions Saturday, November 7 8:30am - 10:30am Sunday, November 15 2:30pm - 4:30pm Floyd Avenue (alley between Arnold's BBQ & Wonder Bread) Let's be honest. Getting...