My mama can be so stinkin’ funny and not even mean to be. She is typically so calm, quiet and sweet that you’d never expect these hilarious one liners to come from her. But every now and then, she’ll zing you. Before I get to the zing (it’s at the end and worth the wait […]Read More My Mom Zinged Me.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It’s one of my favorite quotes. Benjamin Franklin was a smart guy and I think we would have been friends. Probably would have been friends with Winston Churchill too because he said something similar. Two great world leaders who knew a lot about success against adversity. […]Read More What’s the Plan?
Y’all, I can’t believe I am about to write this. I’m so excited. My first article was just published! WHAT?! <pause for screaming and happy dance> Can I ask you to do me a favor? Can you take a second and click the link below? Your support will mean the world to me as the […]Read More Big Announcement
After Hurricane Ian hit our area last week, a lot of things were closed including schools. That poses an issue for parents who work in critical areas like emergency services since they have nowhere for their kids to go. The couple that lives across the street have two boys, ages 13 and 6. Both parents […]Read More Why is Your Floor So Dirty?
When the call came in, I thought it was a joke. “You want me to do what?” “I think you’ve got the wrong number.” “Am I on candid camera?” Sure enough, son Austin and his wife Nicole were asking me to dogsit. Yes, for real and yes without supervision. I was as shocked as you […]Read More I Dogsat a Pooch.
In “celebration” of school starting back up for many of you, here’s a little throw back for ya. Not one of my best moments as a mom, but it sure makes for a great story. Just don’t make this mistake. (This post was originally published February 27, 2012 and updated In August 2022.) The school […]Read More Back to School Tip: Cookies and Razors Do Not Mix
Hey Y’all. It’s been awhile. I know. I know. That was rude and you thought I’d been carted off to a padded room. I’m sure you were all organizing a movement to free me. 💙 Alas, no glamorous story of freeing myself from the clutches of a mad man armed with only a bobby pin. […]Read More She’s Back!
Here we are on Day 2 of Eric and April’s 12 Days of Christmas! Today we are talking about one of my favorite Christmas traditions – Christmas Tea! Each year mom and I (and most of the time my daughter Alaine) would head to Laura’s Tea Room in beautiful, historic Ridgeway, SC and enjoy a […]Read More 12 Days of Christmas – Day 2
Thanksgiving 2020 is one for the Thomas family record books. The fair Thaddeus Von Turkey was delightful and we slayed the potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and gravy. I’m sure there will be a Hallmark movie made about it. I mean after all, I conquered the beast, saved the family from sheer starvation, and secured my southern […]Read More I Fulfilled My Turkey Quest
For 14 years I have longed for this day. I have dreamed of it. I have planned for it. I have tried to make it come faster to no avail. I’ve wished. I’ve hoped. I’ve been anxious, excited, ecstatic, and full of anticipation. And alas, today…today…today is it! We are taking down that horrible wallpaper. […]Read More Everything is Different, Mom.