Welcome to the Sunday Dish! It’s mid-January in Alabama. A little over two weeks ago, we had temperatures in the upper seventies and low eighties, then tornado watches, then snow. Temps moderated, we had some more rain and some more sun, and now we’re looking at possible snow again. What in the world?! I’m a…

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Here’s to new beginnings!

              Welcome to the Sunday Dish! 2021 was quite a year, huh? Better than 2020 but definitely not what we expected. But we’ve crossed the threshold into a brand new year, with a whole bunch of white space in front of us. Here’s hoping we can fill it up…

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Getting Back in the Groove

              Welcome to the Sunday Dish! My kids started school a couple weeks ago–sixth and third grades–and things are going well so far. They like their teachers, are happy to see friends, and are trying new things. Our school has a mask requirement, and funny enough, I hear the…

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Post-Release Check-in!

            Welcome to the Sunday Dish! If you go back in my blog and look at the last time I posted, you’ll see it was May. After that, the crush of summer chaos hit, and this blog unfortunately took a back seat to kids out of school, out of town…

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35,000 Decisions Per Day?!

            Happy Sunday, friends! Many of you may not know I write a monthly column in our local community newspaper, The Homewood Star. I’ve been writing it for ten years now, and I’ve gone from writing about trying to figure out how to get my one-year-old daughter to nap to…

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Yes Day!

    Welcome friends! Have any of you seen the movie Yes Day? It’s on Netflix, and it’s about a family—mom, dad, three kids—who decide to have a Yes Day where the kids can plan the entire day and the parents have to say yes. This is in reaction to the mom (played by the…

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Focusing on the good…and a little chicken yoga

    Welcome friends! As the parent of two school-aged kids, it’s not uncommon to pick them up from school and have one of them be in a “mood” over something or another. This week, my youngest, Sela, came home from school staying it was the “worst day ever.” In fact, she channeled Alexander and…

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The Sunday Dish April 4, 2021

          Happy Easter, friends! I hope you’ve had a chance to see family or friends this weekend and celebrate all that this day means. We’ve had family in town and it’s been a rambunctious mix of laughter, Easter eggs, kids all over the place, and our dog barking excitedly (and a…

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The Sunday Dish March 28, 2021

Welcome to the Sunday Dish! I’ve always said (well, as long as I’ve been writing books) that aside from being a good wife and mother and human, writing a book is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve learned some things, and I think my writing as gotten better, but it still feels like fighting…

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The Sunday Dish, March 21 2021

Welcome to the Sunday Dish! Spring Break has officially begun! And thankfully, it’s looking like this year’s spring break will look different than last year’s. Last year, we’d planned to go to Highlands, NC, and stay in a cute little cabin complete with a treehouse and a creek in the backyard, but due to Covid,…

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