Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard about the group called Moms for Liberty. Here in Tennessee and across the country, the conservative group is trying to ban ‘inappropriate’ books from school libraries and curriculums. Their hit list includes texts about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ruby Bridges, books about the LGBTQ+ experience, and […]

Books, Deep Thoughts, Fun

February 15, 2022

The Moms for Liberty are Right: Books are Dangerous.

Well over a decade ago, I convinced my husband to go with me to see one of my favorite singers, who was performing in a small auditorium here in Nashville. I had been listening to her latest album on repeat and was excited to see her perform live. “What’s her name again?” my husband asked […]

Fun

January 31, 2022

This Life Lesson Brought to You by Brandi Carlile

Recently, we ordered takeout from the Loveless CafĂ©’s drive-thru Biscuit Kitchen, which operates out of the Shell Station next door to the iconic restaurant. The takeout menu includes many of the Loveless’s most popular dishes, as well as an all-day breakfast menu, sandwiches, and chicken tenders. Since we live just a few minutes away from […]

Fun

January 28, 2022

Restaurant Leftovers: A Review.

NASHVILLE — Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is about to get a major makeover according to city leaders, who announced plans today to paint the historic church white. In a news conference held on the Ryman’s front steps, Mayor John Cooper told reporters the paint job is the first phase of a design partnership between the […]

Fun, Humor, Satire

January 24, 2022

Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium to Be Painted White

When I moved to Nashville in 2000, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. After landing my dream job as a TV reporter, I’d managed to find a cheap and charming duplex apartment in the heart of Green Hills, close to bars and restaurants and shopping. I loved my new neighborhood, filled with […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun

January 20, 2022

Those White Houses Represent Everything I Hate About Nashville Right Now

I have to admit, this wasn’t the best book year for me. I read a lot of stinkers and got into a major book slump as a result, only reading/listening to 43 books instead of my usual 60 or 70. And if that sounds like a lot of books, well, some people watch Netflix. I […]

Books, Fun

December 31, 2021

My 10 Favorite Books of 2021

Lindsay raced through the kitchen, eyeing the oven clock as she passed. If she left right away, she’d arrive at her son’s school just in time for the afternoon bell. Grabbing her keys and purse from the counter, she hustled through the door with a determined look on her face. Lindsay hated being late. “Okay, […]

Family, Fun, Humor

December 7, 2021

True Story

One morning a few weeks ago, I woke up as usual, hopped out of bed (our bed is very high off the ground, so hopping really is what I have to do), and gasped in pain. My knee was locked at a 90-degree angle. Trying to straighten it was excruciating. I did the only thing […]

Fun, Humor

November 15, 2021

I Feel Bad About My Knee

I’ve written more than a few posts over the years about a subject that’s near and dear to the hearts of parents everywhere: The car rider pick-up line. As a work-from-home parent, I’ve never been able to come up with a compelling reason as to why I couldn’t take the kids to and from school […]

Family, Fun, Humor

November 4, 2021

Everything I Thought I Knew About the Car Rider Pick-Up Line was Wrong

I have news. And it’s going to shake some of you to the core. I’m not even kidding. At a dinner I attended last night, the small talk turned briefly to teens and tweens. “I just learned something horrifying from my teens, actually,” I said. (Because ‘something horrifying’ is always good for dinner parties with […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun, Humor

October 4, 2021

This Texting Mistake Could Be Ruining Your Life

Texting Etiquette