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A mom can wipe fears away, for now
Hudson Charles is my loving, little boy, always showering me with kisses and hugs. He is also my worrier. His worries are much deeper than those of the average six-year-old. Many days, I take him onto my lap and attempt to wipe the creases from his brow.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Don't get shamed as a passenger
A new trend has caught my attention. It is called, "Passenger Shaming." On both Facebook and Instagram, you can find accounts specifically for the purpose of posting pictures of people who should be ashamed of themselves for their behavior on airplanes.

I looked through the photos tentatively, fearing that I might see an image of myself, or one of my kids. We are diligent about being good travelers, but there are occasions when, after twenty hours of jetting around with small children, that I might let my guard down.

Here are few rules of thumb to help keep you from being publicly shamed on your next flight:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Just a typical Friday night in Indiana
For the first time in our 22 year parenting career, hubby and I attended a Friday night, high school football game. Never having a kid on the team, I have not been compelled to spend my time on cold, metal bleachers.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Ginger was given glimpse into her future at early age
When I was a mere fourth grader in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I unknowingly had a glimpse into my future. Miss Purcell was the only teacher I ever had that took time to read chapter books to her students. For a few minutes each day, we would be transported to another place and time, and at the end of each session, we would beg her to read one more chapter. I never wanted to miss a day of school because I was eager to learn what happened next.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Facebook brings people together
When I posted my kindergarten graduation photos on Facebook, I was pleasantly surprised to receive messages and friend requests from people I last saw at the age of five. Through the miracle of social media, I now have the ability to learn what my kindergarten classmates have been up to for the past forty years.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Old cemeteries are interesting places
I snapped a picture of the black, wrought iron gate and sent it to my family along with the text, "Exploring this old cemetery."

My aunt responded, "Why?"

My question is, why would anyone not want to explore an old cemetery?

Sunday, August 24, 2014


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