October 2015

Words to Live By

I love words. I love to read them, write them, and highlight them. I like to read a book with a pen and highlighter in hand so I can tactilely engage with the written word. When I capture a great string of words, I like to box them up like a pirate collecting booty. Today’s #FridayFive is a look into my treasure chest of quotes. I could flip through my favorite books and share so many [Read more...]

Poop on My Pants

With the roar of SEC football coming from my friend’s TV, I snuggled with my sweet little boy while he sat still for a minute on my lap. He is such a busy toddler. He was a little wet and tired from playing in the rain-soaked yard. As I enjoyed this rare moment of rest, a smell hit my nose. It wasn’t the sweet smell of his Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. It wasn’t the [Read more...]

Five Fall Traditions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That phrase may usher in the sound of jingling bells in your mind. I submit to you, the most wonderful time of the year is the fall.  The crispness in the air, the colors bursting from tree trunks, the crunch of leaves beneath your feet. Ah! Give me a thermos of chai tea, a good book, and lock me out of the house! The changing of the season is [Read more...]