• fall,  kids,  school,  thankful

    Here comes fall…

    Well, here we are, starting another school year. It gets real this year, folks…our younger child is starting first grade. Meaning real homework. I also have an upcoming fourth grader, which makes me feel old. (Yeah, I know, that’s only going to get worse year after year.)  Obligatory first day of school picture.  Smiling or gritting teeth?  The start of school also brings with it the resumption of all things extracurricular: violin, sports, ballet, church programs, etc. Our life gets a little nuts about this time every year. Fortunately, this year, I managed to pull off some back to school preparations ahead of time. The school supplies were purchased weeks…

  • breastfeeding,  kids,  Mommy Wars,  parenting

    Support

    Earlier this week, right after I had posted The Sticky Note, in which I had mentioned this very thing, I read the following from Kim over at Mama By the Bay:         “When I was a Formula Mom, I used to pour formula into Medela bottles, so that the other moms at playgroup thought that it was pumped breastmilk. I felt their eyes on me. I felt shame, and embarrassment. I was different.        Now I am a Breast-Feeding Mom, and I get funny looks and nasty stares when I nurse in public. I feel everyone’s eyes on me. I feel shame, and embarrassment. I am…

  • Foodie Friday,  recipes

    Foodie Friday: My Mom’s Pound Cake

    Note: I’ve decided to add some “Foodie Friday” posts to this blog. Sharing recipes is always fun, but as some of you know, I have been gluten free for about a year and a half now. That in and of itself has been a whole new education about food and cooking, and I will share some of those experiences as well as some recipes I make for my (gluten eating) family. This is my mom’s nine-egg pound cake. That’s right, NINE eggs. This is NOT a light recipe. This is the recipe that I will forever identify my with my mother. When I was a kid, she baked one often, and…

  • blogging,  faith,  hubs,  MSWB,  writing

    Linking Up With Some Great Ladies at MWB

    This post is part of Getting to Know You with Mississippi Women Bloggers. I feel kind of funny answering questions about myself again so soon after this post, but to keep it interesting, I added a twist. (See below.)  I can’t wait to get to know all these fabulous women that make up MWB. So here goes… What part of Mississippi are you from? I live in Laurel, I work in Hattiesburg. My family, however, is from North Mississippi, specifically Oxford and also Calhoun County.  How long have you been blogging? Um, that’s a two-part answer. I used to write a column in a weekly newspaper, for almost two years.  I started blogging…