Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week at Turner’s school, so I like to give his teachers a little “happy” to show our gratitude for all that they do. Turner actually has 4 teachers (2 AM and 2 PM), so I have to be mindful to give gifts that won’t break the bank! I’ll be the… Continue reading Teacher Appreciation ideas
Last weekend marked 8 months since my dad’s hospitalization that rocked our family’s world and tested our faith like never before. Even though all these months have passed, I still struggle with fear that something else is going to happen to him. If a family member calls me during the work day, I generally assume the… Continue reading He speaks through song.
Our son Turner has a somewhat uncommon first name, but we absolutely love it. Most people who know my husband is a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan think that we named Turner after the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field; however, that’s not exactly the case! Read on to see the unusual inspiration for Turner’s name….
A few months ago, we took Turner to the Lil’ Ninja’s gym in Dallas for him to play around on the obstacles. I’m a huge fan of the show American Ninja Warrior, so when we learned there was a ninja gym in our area, we had to check it out. They had a toddler area… Continue reading Little Ninja
I’ve posted a couple of financial-related articles recently here and here, so today’s post will continue with that theme. Today we’re going to talk about ditching the credit cards once and for all. The easiest way to get out of a financial hole is to stop digging! I’ll cut to the chase and challenge each of… Continue reading Cut up the cards
We had food provided for a meeting at work recently, and several of my co-workers got the Spinach Sweet Crisp Salad from Corner Bakery. As soon as I saw the salad, I immediately regretted ordering a sandwich! (Especially since my chicken pesto sandwich came sans pesto….) Anyway, I looked online to see the ingredients and… Continue reading New Favorite Salad
We’re in a busy season of life, so I tend to plan quick and simple meals each week. There are endless websites to search for meal ideas (Pinterest, anyone?), but I’m always curious to find out what people I know are actually feeding their families. With that said, I decided to share our dinner menu… Continue reading Weekly Menu
I have been feeling a bit homesick lately, so Aaron and I decided that it was time to make a quick trip home for me to get my Mississippi fix. We loaded up on Tuesday evening and made the 8 hour drive home. Turner did great in the car – Chick Fil A and Paw… Continue reading Feels Like Home
My family lives exactly 500 miles away, so any time we want to visit, it means an 8+ hour road trip. Traveling with a toddler can be a challenge at times, so here are my tips to make the trip a bit more manageable. If at all possible, travel at night!! Since my husband is… Continue reading Traveling with a Toddler