‘Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.’ –Annie Dillard In the days leading up to the eclipse, I read Annie Dillard’s classic essay on the subject. She described it perfectly — yet I still couldn’t wrap my brain around what exactly we […]

Global, Live, Travel

August 26, 2017

How a Total Solar Eclipse Will Rock Your World

Once, I was excited about the solar eclipse. Now, it’s kind of a nightmare. If you’d asked me about the solar eclipse a year ago, I would have been stoked to tell you that on August 21, 2017, Nashville will be in the eclipse’s path of totality — meaning we’re going to have nearly two […]

Fun, Live

August 14, 2017

The Solar Eclipse is Totally Stressing Me Out

Why the Eclipse is Stressing Me Out

Chrysler is very excited about the all-new Pacifica and provided me with information about the vehicle; I’d like to share with you how the Pacifica may fit in with your lifestyle.   “I just don’t know how you get out and do so much with your family,” a friend remarked to me yesterday. “I see […]


July 8, 2016

Learn About the All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Enter to Win a $100 VISA Gift Card!

Chrysler Pacifica Family

Did you get an e-mail about a class action settlement against Ticketmaster? I did- and I JUST got around to checking my account to see what was going on. I have TWENTY FREE TICKETS IN MY TICKETMASTER ACCOUNT, Y’ALL. That’s ten date nights! The ticket codes are only good for certain Live Nation events, the […]


June 19, 2016

ALERT: Check Your Ticketmaster Account Now for Free Tickets!

Free Tickets in my Ticketmaster Account

You woke  Sunday morning, checked your phone, and saw the news. Dozens of people had been killed or injured after a man with an assault rifle opened fire at an Orlando nightclub. You felt sick reading the reports, your stomach churning as you struggled to understand how anyone could be filled with the kind of […]

Fun, Live

June 14, 2016

Love is the Only Response

If you’re not taking advantage of these Dollar Tree Deals, you’re missing out! Whether you’re making $20,000 or $200,000 a year, I hope you’re making the Dollar Tree a regular stop on your shopping circuit. Over the last decade or so, I’ve come to rely on this store where everything’s a dollar (or less) for […]


March 31, 2016

The 20 Best Dollar Tree Deals

Dollar Tree Deals

Why did city leaders keep scout leader abuse secret for so long? I grew up in Gainesville, Georgia, a small town tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Gainesville is the kind of place newlyweds dream of when they imagine raising a family– Its historic, cherry tree-lined downtown square is surrounded by […]


March 29, 2016

Innocence Lost in Small Town Georgia

It’s that time of year– the time when your once seemingly magical school lunch ideas have ceased to impress your children. They’re tired of your heart-shaped sandwiches, your wraps, your flatbread creations. They’re over the chicken salad and crackers, the ants on a log, the apple slices with caramel dip. If you include one more […]


March 29, 2016

Check Out SKIPPY® P.B. Bites — A Great New On-the-Go Option for Kids! PLUS, Enter to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Golden Tote. If there’s one thing you and I have in common, it’s probably that we just don’t have a whole lot of time to shop. I mean, I want to look stylish, but heading out to the local shopping center to look for new clothes […]


March 23, 2016

Guess What Came in My Golden Tote?

Review of Golden Tote

This post on teen spending habits is part of a sponsored collaboration between Chase, Suburban Turmoil, and SheKnows. As all of us probably know, good spending habits start young, and if you’re raising adolescents, getting a handle on teen spending and saving is absolutely crucial before your kids are out on their own. My husband […]


March 16, 2016

Good Teen Spending Habits Start with Parents