I had plans for this post long before the pandemic dominated headlines and closed Girl Scout Cookie booths prematurely. How does the coronavirus and subsequent shutdowns affect cookies? Well, aside from those sweet little businesswomen trading cookies for cash (or card; it is 2020) having to take their booths down, the knockoff cookies I review here [...]
Author Katherine Center grabbed my attention with Things You Save in a Fire. She has a knack for thoroughly developed characters, and her latest novel is no exception. Both the characters and the world they inhabit are impeccably crafted. Maybe too well, as it sent me virtually house hunting in Galveston! It may or may [...]
How do we stay connected within our communities when we're supposed to keep 6 to ten feet apart at all times? My latest Knoxville Moms post shares just this, including apps and tips for keeping connected during this crazy pandemic. You can read the full post here. Stay safe, friends!
The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington has swept me off of my feet. I read the full novel within twenty-four hours of reading the first word. It is magical and wonderful and quite definitely in the top five books I've read this year. Yes, technically it's target audience is middle grade, but I can guarantee you [...]
There is one fewer set of paw prints around our home this week. Our beloved twelve year old dog, Nala, was diagnosed with lymphoma and died last week. She was an incredible dog who loved us well and whom we dearly loved. She loved to cuddle, lay in the sunshine, bark at anything that dared [...]
With Spring Break here and social distancing fully in effect, my latest Knoxville Moms post is all about how to save your sanity while stuck at home. You can read it here. If you're looking for more information on indoor activities with your kids due to this rainy weather, check out this post.Stay safe and wash [...]
Y'all, I have been been a fan of Mary Kay Andrews for at least a decade. Each summer, I look forward to her latest release and tell myself I'll read it slowly and really savor it this year. Yet each year, I find myself absolutely devouring it because it is just so good I can't [...]