Happy Halloween + Our DIY Turbo The Snail Costume

I found this dress online and thought it was so cute but it was sold out. So I did what any crafty person would do. I ordered the fabric and then asked my friend Tracie if she would make it for me. I can not sew things, y'all. But didn't it turn out so cute? I realize that you can't totally tell on account of how I am still trying to figure out how not to get a blurry photo when shooting an always moving toddler on manual. Scarlette wanted to be Turbo this year for Halloween. Do you know what Turbo is? It's a … [Read More...]

How To Teach Your Kids Not To Be Afraid Of The Dark - A FANTASTIC children's book called God Made Light

How To Help Your Kids Not Be Afraid Of The Dark: God Made Light

A few months ago Scarlette started telling us that she was afraid of the dark. That is what she said "I am just a wittle bit afwaid of da dark." She asked us to leave the door to her room cracked each night. We got her a nightlight but she still wanted us to leave the door open. "Like a twiangle" she said, showing me with her hands exactly how much she wanted the door to be left open. This past spring I was having lunch with my friend Jess when she said "Do you want to see the children's book Matthew wrote?" Matthew … [Read More...]


Why It’s Important To Tell Your Story

I'm burying my story in the dirt right now. Hands in the soil and knees sinking in the mud I'm digging deep with this shovel to cover over a legacy. You have to plant the thing for it to bloom.  We traveled to Tennessee, straight through to the end of it where the flat edges meet the river and ground is white with cotton fields. We sat there in my grandmother's garden and the flowers were family, carried from one plot of the land to the next, from my great-great grandmother on. We dug up our story by the roots … [Read More...]