I am a mother, writer, and teacher. I write about things that interest me, and I'm committed to entering EVERY Vocal contest and publishing writing EVERY day. I plan to jump wildly from niche to niche as I think, write, create and explore.
Off the Beaten Path: Great Historic Airbnbs for Unique Southern Getaways
You know, the South gets a bad rap. While there might be some things I would change about this region, I have had the great pleasure to live in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Arkansas and the South will always be home to me!
Recovering From Writer's Block
Hello, it's me, your resident Vocal writer who came in hot on the platform three months ago full of energy and ideas. My biggest idea? I would publish writing every day and enter EVERY Vocal challenge.
An Open Letter to Simone Biles After Winning the Bronze on Beam
Dear Simone, The last few weeks were rough, weren't they? Rough for gymnastics fans everywhere who have watched your 2021 Olympics struggle yes, but more importantly for you: an incredibly talented young woman with a dream and the chops to pull it off finding your body and mind unable to cooperate during one of the most important competitions of your life.
Teaching is My Craft
When I got my first teaching placement, my husband's grandmother, who had taught for more than thirty years in her day, gave me two things: a long sit-down talk full of her best advice and a pair of pink, razor sharp Fiskars scissors.
Eleven Summers Later
There is nothing so painful at sixteen, As a summer spent much too far apart. The pool was cool and the river pristine, But I was left with a low, lonesome heart.
A Map Dot in Georgia
Boiled peanuts, sweet peaches and cold snow cones, lazy days with a book under pine trees, catfish stew, slow-cooked, by men in the zone,
It's Not That You Aren't Hot, It's Just That I Don't Care
Happy Pride Month, y'all! For everyone in the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, this is a month full of festivities, history tidbits, coming out parties, parades, and activism. It's also a month of music...from Lady Gaga to Queen, many of us will spend this month blasting our favorite LGBTQ+ friendly songs and artists in the car and at parades and parties.
A Small Act of Kindness
Midway through February 2021, and shortly after moving to Arkansas, my family witnessed a week of historic snowfall in our state. My three-year-old watched the snow coming down with his little nose pressed to the glass of our frozen windows, mouth open in awe as it piled up by a foot, and then another foot. My husband joyfully poured peppermint schnapps into his hot chocolate and kicked back, all work put on hold for the week as the entire city of Little Rock came to a standstill from the unprecedented winter storm. As for me, I spent most of the blizzard in the kitchen, savoring the warmth of the oven and stove as I prepared all of our family favorites, having stocked up the week beforehand when I saw the weather forecast.