Lifestyle & Pop Culture


July 18, 2012

A couple of years ago, I got an email from another pastor’s wife in Austin: “Can we meet?” Transparent moment: I don’t always like meeting pastor’s wives (said the pastor’s wife). Sometimes, pastor’s wives are just so pastor’s wifeish. You know what I mean? Many of them leave my company…

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July 16, 2012

People ask me all the time: “How do maintain such order and balanced systems in your life and home?” No, wait. That’s not right. It’s this: “Please tell me your secrets for being an amazing, creative Classroom Mom.” Darn it. I keep getting confused. Oh yeah! This is what they…

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How to Be Awesome at Everything

July 13, 2012

It’s a dog eat dog world, good readers (or as Gloria says on Modern Family: “doggy dog world”). We’re all just slogging forward, working on the chain gang, paying The Man. Folks, we all simply need an edge, small advantages to survive this cruel, cold world.  If we could only do…

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Trisha Yearwood on the Back of a Harley

April 10, 2012

Some people struggle privately, in the safety of their family and close friends, tucked away from public scrutiny. They reach out to a small handful of trusted people and gallop towards stability in the comfortable cushion of dependable community. Others, like for instance, me, post their mental breakdowns on the global…

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The Christmas Conundrum

November 29, 2011

When I was in sixth grade, I received two Christmas presents I distinctly remember: 1.) The most coveted, desired beautiful “Forenza” tag on a pair of black leggings with a corresponding purple and black plaid shirt. (The outfit could’ve been anything, as long as it was from The Limited. Outback…

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