weekend read: Small Victories

Small Victories by Anne Lamott

I have a love/hate relationship with Anne Lamott. Sometimes I read her writing and I'm encouraged. Other times I read it and she just annoys me. Sorry if that's harsh--I know that Christian women love them some Anne Lamott. I get it, I do. Traveling Mercies in my early twenties did magical things … [Read More...]

being king

we all just want to be king…

It was the first PTO meeting of the year and the room was bursting at the seams. So many eager parents ready to lend a hand, serve the school, and support their kids. Or so I … [Read More...]

Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata

weekend read: Half a World Away…

Lately I've been reading young adult novels with hurting kids; I really need to find something else to read for a while because my heart can't take much more of this. Half a … [Read More...]

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mom life made easier with Lenovo + a giveaway!…

We all have that one friend who seems to have it all together, right? And while we know that it's not really possible to have it all together, they just seem to anyway. I envy … [Read More...]

tearing down Savannah

tearing down Savannah…

People were tearing down Savannah, Georgia. The city was tired of its past and of its old buildings so in the name of progress and revitalization, buildings and houses were being … [Read More...]

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

weekend read: This is What Happy Looks Like…

Teenage girls are going to love this book. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith is easy, fluffy, romantic, and unbelievable, some of the things that make young adult … [Read More...]

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when the friendship isn’t healthy…

I was sixteen and sitting on the bus, riding home from a basketball game. My Discman (also known as a portable CD player for all you young cats) had just run out of batteries … [Read More...]

The Selection series by Kiera Cass

weekend read: The Selection series…

I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here, but dang it, I love young adult literature. Make it YA literature that is slightly dystopian with a fun love story and I am a … [Read More...]

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adventuring in Savannah, part two…

When we travel, we always stay in a condo or apartment if possible. I like to save money by not eating breakfast out so I need a kitchen to cook in and I also like to cut down on … [Read More...]

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adventuring in Savannah, part one…

We're home and just starting to recover from all the vacation happenings. Anyone else go on vacation and then need to come home to a vacation from their vacation? Definitely not … [Read More...]

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Harper Kimery turns four…

Harper is ornery and sassy. She recently learned the word 'booyah' at preschool and uses it regularly, in context, and timed perfectly. "Harper, what was your favorite part of … [Read More...]