This Is Where We Are (And Also: VOTING!)


I typically head into a long weekend with a very ambitious mental to-do list. In fact, as I was driving back from Nashville this past Saturday, I thought about all the things I wanted to accomplish after I got home: washing four or nine loads of … [Continue reading]

Sunday Afternoon Catch-Up


Well, I'm home this afternoon with a 5th grader who sounds like a frog and can't seem to stop coughing, and as soon as I hit "publish" on this post, I'm going to make it my business to eradicate some of the PILES-O-STUFF in this house. There are … [Continue reading]

So This Is A Development


As hard as it is to believe, Melanie and I first started emceeing a conference called dotMOM back in 2011. I realize that's just four years ago, but it feels like a sweet forever. It's practically three decades in bloggy years. Now in the interest … [Continue reading]

Full Of Newly Discovered Swagger

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First of all, y'all are awesome. I can't thank you enough for your sweet comments on the last post. Second of all, I may be on the verge of a serious, life-changing obsession. It all started innocently enough. A few weeks ago I was trying to … [Continue reading]

The Joys Of Home & Yoga Pants & Forever Friends

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I had big plans to wake up early this past Thursday and hit the road for my book signing in Jackson, but for whatever reason I could not get my act together. I was trying to wrap up an article I'd been working on, and by the time I showered and … [Continue reading]

Crooked Letter Crooked Letter

My friend Marion flew in from Houston today, so around lunchtime I picked her up at the airport in Birmingham and drove to Mississippi. I had my first book signing for Home is Where My People Are this afternoon, and since it happened to be in my … [Continue reading]