I think I will always remember 2018 for the arguing. People found a LOT to argue about this year, didn’t they? We argued about big topics like racism, immigration, gun control, politics, and sexual harassment. And we argued about little things, like whether Justin is still in love with Selena, Target’s Fall 2018 fashion choices, […]

Fun, Humor

November 5, 2018

Let’s Argue About Celebrating Christmas Before Thanksgiving! On Second Thought, Let’s Not.

There’s a lot to love — or at least, like — in this latest installment of what I’ve read lately, starting with one of my favorite books of the year. Check out my list and tell me in the comments what you’ve been reading lately!   Educated, Tara Westover (5/5 stars) Wow. I have so […]

Books, Fun

November 3, 2018

Mormons, Murderers, Husband Hunters, and Tale Tellers: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

Halloween is a strange holiday when you think about it. Young, innocent children are encouraged to douse themselves in fake blood, dress like monsters or tarts-in-training and take candy from strangers, while grown women run around in costumes only a prostitute could love. It’s definitely not the natural order of things. Typically, the cane wavers […]

Fun, Humor

October 30, 2018

Here’s Proof Halloween a Century Ago was Just as Freaky

Target isn’t my favorite place to shop for clothes, but it’s hard to resist checking out the women’s clothing section when I’m there. Sometimes, I’ll find something cute and on trend at a good price — but this season, things seem to have taken a turn. I knew something very strange was happening at Target […]

Fun, Humor, Style

October 25, 2018

Things Have Gotten Super Weird in the Target Women’s Department

My husband and I have this inside joke that’s not at all funny. Any time we find a new product that we REALLY like and are REALLY excited about, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it’s only a matter of time before it’s discontinued. It’s happened so often that we’ve almost managed […]

Fun, Humor, Style

October 11, 2018

Discontinued and It Feels So Bad

A few years ago, I started noticing the word YETI everywhere I turned  — plastered on the back windows of newer-model SUVs, printed across the chests of present, past, and future frat boys, and boldly emblazoned on the insulated coffee mugs of Hunter boot-wearing soccer moms. As far as I could tell, the YETI logo was […]

Fun, Humor, Style

October 10, 2018

YETI. Why?

This post was written in partnership with The Center for Parent and Teen Communication.     Then: I decided when you were very small to make sure you knew we valued kindness and compassion toward others even more than academic or athletic accomplishments. We cheered when you gave your allowance to the Humane Association. We […]

Fun

October 8, 2018

Some Things Change. Some Stay the Same.

  If you spend any time at all on Nashville’s park trails and greenways, you know they come with a major drawback: A whole lot of people who use them don’t think their dog needs to be on a leash. There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea, both for the off-leash […]

Fun, Humor

October 1, 2018

Should Your Dog Be On a Leash? This FAQ Will Help You Decide.

I’m excited to share this particular list with you, because I’ve read some really great books lately! Where the Crawdads Sing is my favorite book OF THE YEAR so far — I really, really loved it and didn’t want it to end. So many tears cried over this one. I believe Reese Witherspoon just chose […]

Books, Fun

September 28, 2018

Low Country Romance, Scientology, Long Winters, and Ladies’ Choirs: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

  I was an 18-year-old sorority pledge on a game day date with a boy I barely knew. He brought me to a party at his frat house that night, insisted on staying until the very end of the event, and then refused to take me home. “You can just spend the night in my […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun

September 26, 2018

A Different Kind of #MeToo Story