Y'all, the holiday season is upon us. Halloween came and went in full force, daylight savings has come to destroy our lives, and Thanksgiving is up next. My social media is rife with people on both sides of this argument: when should Christmas decorations go out? Many will argue that Early Christmas decorations rob Thanksgiving … Continue reading A Defense of Early Christmas Decorations
My son Asher is turning 3 in just over a month. While I would love to wax eloquent on all of the amazing reasons my child is an incredible treasure unfolding before my eyes, I find myself preoccupied with a more pressing issue: the birthday party. Now I imagine that one of two things is … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Cheap out on Your Kid’s Birthday Party
This weekend I attended quite possibly the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended. (Second only to my own, of course) Obviously, it was beautifully decorated and the bride was gorgeous and the church was lovely, but it was particularly beautiful because of the overwhelming love involved. I, as a person with way too many emotions … Continue reading All the Marriage Advice You’ll Ever Need (Maybe)
So I quit my teaching job to write, remember? And then I came back to work as a sub and ended up taking a long-term position, meaning I'm basically the teacher in here. And then I sort of quit writing for a while. A little backwards, but hey. That's how I roll sometimes. Who needs … Continue reading Please don’t ask me for directions. I don’t know where I’m going.
I'm in Louisiana! I'm visiting my parents this week with Asher and we are having a blast. Today we went to a little water park and later this week we have plans to go to a trampoline park and an alligator farm, which is not a place where they grow alligators for harvest as you … Continue reading An Honest Review of Airline Travel from my Toddler
Okay so, y'all know I'm not doing the real teacher thing this year. Yes, substitute teaching is valid and blah blah blah. But I'm not gonna have my own classroom and I'm not planning any curriculum, etc. This is great for me, at least for now, because it allows me the freedom to actually like the … Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe – A Real Weird Dude
It is the year 1999. I am sitting in my grandparent's basement, wearing Doc Martens and a pair of shorts in exactly the same pattern as my obnoxiously colored flowery shirt. I have one of those weird plastic choker things and some oddly placed glitter on my cheeks. My lips are blue, because I was … Continue reading The Sea Sponge Will Inherit the Earth: 5 Weird Facts
Okay so I know I'm like... 7 full years late to the party, but I started playing Skyrim this week. It was on sale... We had a little extra in the budget... You know how these things happen. Also, according to this article, millions of people are still playing it every month so I'm not that … Continue reading 4 Reasons Skyrim is Totally Unrealistic
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You may find this surprising, but the word "entertainment" appears in the Bible exactly 0 times. Crazy, right? There is also a conspicuous absence of the words "movie", "television", "comic book", "video game" and "internet" which is just wild to me. Like, you know my boy Peter spent His evenings binge-watching the Great British Baking Show. So why … Continue reading Christians and Entertainment: Where Should we Draw the Line?