15 Things (Almost) All Moms Know

You can read as many books as you want about parenting and motherhood, but nothing can quite prepare you for real life with kids, except for actually living it and learning through trial and error. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart, but seasoned moms learn a few things along the way. 15 Things … Read more 15 Things (Almost) All Moms Know

9 Things I’ve Learned from My Children

When my firstborn was just a baby, I’d hold him in my arms and think about all the wonderful things I wanted to teach him. I wanted to teach him important things like manners and values, as well as practical things like how to tie his shoes and how to save his money. As a … Read more 9 Things I’ve Learned from My Children

10 Things Kids Always Need to Hear from Their Parents

I’m pretty sure half the stuff I tell my kids goes in one ear and out the other, but on the off chance that they hear even half of what I tell them, I want to make sure my words count – that my words have an impact on their little lives. 10 Things Kids … Read more 10 Things Kids Always Need to Hear from Their Parents

5 Things I Never Thought I’d Do As a Parent

If you had asked me before I had children, whether I thought I’d be a perfect mom, I would have said, “No.” But, when I look back at the expectations I had for myself, I feel like I set the bar pretty high. It’s only now that I’m in throes of raising two wild little … Read more 5 Things I Never Thought I’d Do As a Parent

20 Summer Rules Every Southern Mama Needs to Know

It’s summer y’all. And by now, those kids are probably beginning to get on your last nerve. Not to mention, you’ve grown very weary of these 100+ temperatures and are more than ready for fall. So how do you survive? You make your own set of rules. And if you don’t have any, that’s okay. … Read more 20 Summer Rules Every Southern Mama Needs to Know

12 Tips for Raising a Southern Gentleman

I’m a mom to two energetic, fun loving, and occasionally mischievous boys. A couple of months ago my husband combed and parted my 3-year-old son’s hair and told him he looked just like a Southern gentleman. My son beamed with pride, and every night after he was freshly bathed, he asked my husband to comb … Read more 12 Tips for Raising a Southern Gentleman

5 Parenting Lessons from Country Music Songs

Being a parent can be hard, and you might think that the parenting book you just bought at the bookstore will teach you a lesson or two on how to keep the kids in line, but really there’s all sorts of parenting wisdom coming right out of your radio if you’re willing to listen. Here … Read more 5 Parenting Lessons from Country Music Songs