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.
Gemini: A Season of Transformation
Gemini, your season is upon us. A mutable air sign, you have a reputation for being vivacious, outgoing, and busy, but can also get a bad rap for being flighty, impulsive, and sarcastic. Represented in the zodiac by the twins, duality is in your nature and your friends and acquaintances often describe you as multifaceted, a person of many interests and talents.
Stepping softly into cold winter’s night When trees are just sulking ghosts in the snow Shadows surround me and the cold wind bites
Reducing Our Consumption of Animals Is Our Last Shot At Saving Earth
Stop eating meat and dairy: it's an unpopular directive. Browse any Facebook groups for five minutes and you're likely to come across multiple cringeworthy memes about veganism and vegetarianism. Where I come from in the southern region of the U.S., fried chicken and grilling out is a way of life. Only 14% of the world population identifies as vegan or vegetarian...and while that is up from other years, that means that 86% of the world population has likely grown up consuming animal products. And that's a hard habit to break.
Easy Vegan Fruit Cobbler
Summertime. The sun is out, the weather is warm, things are growing, and if you live in the South like me, you're baking fruit cobbler. It might sound odd to want to bake during the summer months in the hottest, most humid region of the United States, but as all good Southern cooks know, it would be borderline sinful not to take all of the fresh fruit produce being sold at farmer's markets and roadside stands that dot our countryside this time of year, chop it up, and throw it in a delicious, sweet crust. This vegan fruit cobbler recipe is simple and will have you out of the kitchen and enjoying a delicious dessert in no time!
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Spending the night at my nana's house was always an adventure growing up. She has a gargantuan playroom that was full of all our favorite toys, and her house sits on several acres of property in the Tennessee countryside, complete with a pond, a golf cart, a wide front porch, all kinds of wild birds and animals, and basically anything a country kid could desire.
Lockdown, Night and Day: A Mother's Reflections on Parenthood During the Covid-19 Pandemic
My toddler’s newest refrain echoes through our small two-bedroom home every night at bedtime without fail. “Hold hand, hold hand!”
Who Saves the World? Girls!
It's no secret that our planet is in crisis. Climate change caused by carbon emissions driven by human-fueled consumption causes glaciers to melt, oceans to rise, atmospheric and air quality issues, and an undeniable trash problem in our communities and oceans.
Delta Kream: The Black Keys and the Blues Behind the Album
I have been a longtime fan of The Black Keys, first discovering their album Thickfreakness and then following subsequent releases off and on through high school and college. I caught my first Keys show in Atlanta in 2014, and they have been one of my favorite bands ever since.