"Where you lead, I will follow Anywhere that you tell me to If you need, you need me to be with you I will follow where you lead" - Carole King - Gilmore Girls has been a staple in my life; an inspiration, an...
I, like so many of us lately, have had a rough go of it. There’s been a lot going on in my family and I’ve been pretty tightly wrapped up in that. Also, there is still a global pandemic...
I find myself becoming more and more anxious as my children grow older. I don’t know why but I’m just having a hard time accepting the fact that they are growing up.  Since they’ve gotten older, I find myself searching...
November 21, 1998. I was living alone in my one-bedroom apartment in West Columbia while working toward my undergrad degree from UofSC. My boyfriend of six years came over for dinner. I made his favorite meal; spaghetti w/meat sauce,...
Revelations of domestic violence appeared in my Facebook feed one weekend. Two days in a row. Two different women. I was shocked. I was sad. I was speechless. I was also proud. Proud of these women for facing their...
As we adjust to life after trying to figure out a new normal, it feels as if summer has flown by. With all things put on hold for some time now - family vacations, babymoons, Bae cations, girls trips,...
Dad, my memory has drastically faded as I have aged, but the things you taught me, and the love I have for you have not. From the day I was born, you have been there to wipe my tears when...
A few years ago, on a trip to Charleston, my husband and I were arguing over the settings of the air conditioner (I just do not understand why he likes cold air on his feet, I like my feet...
In February of 2009, my siblings and I lost our mother. Without her, our lives have definitely changed. And although they say time heals all wounds, visiting her grave seems to get harder and harder as the years go...
Happy Husband Appreciation Day, y'all! Honestly, I didn't know this was a thing. But when the call for posts came out for this month and this was listed on April 17, I perked up, because April 17 is our 17th...
“Let me know if you need anything.”  “Call me if you need me.”  “I’m here for you.” These are all very sincere offers and sentiments, and we've all heard them before. We all know how it goes. Someone we care about experiences a...
When I was a kid, it was so easy to make friends. Neighborhood kids were the best kind of friends because of proximity. Every day after school, we'd knock on each others' doors and invite each other out to...
I often hear people say how they don’t get along with their mother-in-law. But I am so happy to say that my relationship with my mother-in-law was always great. I know a lot of mothers feel like no woman could...
I was recently contemplating a phenomenon I've encountered throughout my life that always makes me pause: people sharing strong opinions at unnecessary or unprompted times. I've been in the traditional workplace for 14 years and have witnessed the following on...
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