Raised Southern-“Corn Bred”

Born and raised in North Carolina, I have always been proud to be a southerner. But being “southern” often brings up negative thoughts. Not all of us have a confederate flag hanging from the porch, or have gun racks in the back of the truck windows. So hear me out as I try to give… Continue reading Raised Southern-“Corn Bred”

Surviving the Holidays with the Entire Dysfunctional Family

So you’re attending or hosting the annual dysfunctional family holiday gathering. Need some help on how to survive without murdering drunk uncle Dave? Read on… If your family is a nice normal traditional family with no one in rehab or jail, this post is not for you. But feel free to read on and enjoy.… Continue reading Surviving the Holidays with the Entire Dysfunctional Family

My Dad Texts Me Pictures of His New Underwear and Other Crazy Reasons I Frequently Drink

Is it just me? I’ll be totally honest and tell you I come from a very crazy family. We don’t even bother trying to hide it anymore. I absolutely get my humor from my father. But now that he’s in his mid 70’s I am starting to worry…. This is a man who never walks… Continue reading My Dad Texts Me Pictures of His New Underwear and Other Crazy Reasons I Frequently Drink

To Grandmother With Love On Facetime

This picture is worth way more than 1000 words. This is my soon-to-be 99 year old grandmother. (my mom is in the purple shirt) She is facetiming my youngest son away at college. She is still so amazed at technology even though she has seen more in her lifetime than we ever will. The joy… Continue reading To Grandmother With Love On Facetime

R.I.P. (Rest in Purse)

Yep, you read the title correctly! Let’s talk about the fun parts of preparing for your funeral! (No I’m not drinking right now either…) Hitting midlife means you start to think about death and dying. But it doesn’t have to be all sad and morbid. Seriously, you can make it fantastic! My plan is pretty… Continue reading R.I.P. (Rest in Purse)

What a Real Mother’s Day Looks Like

If you think Mother’s Day is all about relaxing and the rest of the family pampering mom, you are high. No, seriously. Let’s walk through my Mother’s Day.  8:00 am: We get up and get ready to drive down to visit my mom and grandmother (who is 98 by the way). College kid has been… Continue reading What a Real Mother’s Day Looks Like

10 Funny Thanksgiving Tweets

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? What are you thankful for? Do you have one of those turkeys that they are recalling for salmonella? Do you have enough booze to keep your drunk uncle from being able to talk politics at the table?  Have no fear! Hear are the 10 funniest Thanksgiving Tweets I could find… Continue reading 10 Funny Thanksgiving Tweets