To know me is to know I have turkey troubles. The story of our Gas Station Turkey several years ago spread far and wide after I shared it on Facebook, and the end result of that snafu (along with dinner that year not taking place until nine-freaking-thirty PM) is that we never outsourced our Thanksgiving […]

Food, Fun, Holidays, Humor

December 3, 2019

And Now for Something Completely Different…

A few days ago, I did something I generally try to avoid — I bragged about my kid on Facebook. I hadn’t bragged in a while, mostly because my Facebook feed is already filled with other parents’ brags, and I think that stream is polluted enough already without me adding to it. Don’t get me […]

Family, Fun, Humor

November 19, 2019

The Cost of a Facebook Brag

Cooler weather is (finally!) here, which makes it the best time of year for weekend family field trips. I’ve always had two ulterior motives when planning weekend activities for my family — No matter what we do together, I want my kids to get active or I want them to learn something. Fortunately, there are […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

October 11, 2019

15 Fall Family Field Trips Near Nashville

Innovative restaurants, unique boutiques, outdoor adventure, and a vibrant bar scene — Chattanooga truly has it all! Follow this list of favorites the next time you visit and you can’t go wrong.   “So this couple came in a few weeks ago,” a bartender at one of Chattanooga’s trendy bars told us recently, “and said […]

Travel, United States

October 10, 2019

35 Reasons Chattanooga Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. My opinions about these books are clearly my own.  It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a book review — My daughter returned this fall to the homeschool tutorial model she loved so much in middle school and between teaching her World Literature and Japanese (she has teachers for […]

Books, Fun

October 8, 2019

Mormons, Kidnappers, Epic Heroes and Young Lovers: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

Looking for all the best things to do in Tupelo, Mississippi? Whether you’re taking a Tupelo family vacation or planning a weekend getaway with your partner or friends, this list has got you covered! From restaurants to shopping to local attractions, it’s all here — Prepare for a sweet, Southern vacation you’ll never forget!   […]

Travel, United States

September 4, 2019

The 25 Top Things to Do in Tupelo

Last fall, Dennis and I had a lovely dinner at one of the hottest restaurants in Nashville. The experience was flawless. After sipping on handcrafted cocktails at the bar, we dined outdoors at a rustic farm table beneath ropes of twinkling lights. The night air was divine, the bread crusty, the atmosphere sparkling, and the […]

Fun, Humor

August 21, 2019

I Went to One of Nashville’s Hottest Restaurants and This Happened.

Readers forgive me, for I have sinned. Yesterday in the car rider pick up line, I did the unthinkable. I honked my horn. I swear I didn’t mean anything by it. When all the other cars in the line moved except for the one directly in front of me, I waited very patiently for the […]

Family, Fun, Humor

August 16, 2019

The Honker

Home to Indiana University, Bloomington is a lively town that combines a progressive spirit with classic Midwestern charm.  There’s no lack of things to do in Bloomington, from  shopping to hiking to enjoying the town’s breweries, bars, and surprisingly sophisticated restaurant scene.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a big fan of Indiana. […]

Travel, United States

August 12, 2019

28 Great Things to Do in Bloomington, IN

This post is written in partnership with Amazon and contains affiliate links. All recommendations here are my own and I’m pretty excited to share them with you.  It’s back-to-school time, which means I’m hitting Amazon hard right now for all the last-minute things I need before the big day arrives. Luckily, Amazon has anticipated all our […]

Family, Fun, Sponsored

August 5, 2019

11 Amazon Products You Can’t Live Without This School Year