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Let Him Go

Let Him Go

Today I’m going to share great wisdom! Moms and dads, sometimes you have to let go. Sometimes you have to allow your child to fail at a project or come in last in the competition, or even (gasp!) be chosen last. And you weren’t hardwired for this process. You were hardwired to care for your [...]

Judge Strand Awarded

Judge Strand Awarded

Judge Alfred Ben Strand was honored on Friday, April 4, 2014 by Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services at a dinner held at Stokely Memorial Cafeteria. He was presented with the Citizenship of the Year Award for his work in helping the elderly, and many others, during his long law career in Jefferson County. The crowd [...]

Tulip Upkeep for the Easter Season

I really love fresh cut tulips, especially at Easter, and want to use them on my table for lunch. In the past, I have had trouble keeping them looking nice and was wondering if you have any tips to help sustain them longer?     While lovely, tulips have a very short span of life [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The Buzz word this week is divided. While the election heat is getting fierce, business goes on for the rest of the county hive. Buzzy bees in the know are buzzing that there will be a divisive request from the DOE hive that may put some candidate bees in the head governmental hive in a [...]

Be Informed, Respectful, and Active With Elections

Be Informed, Respectful, and Active With Elections

This is an important week for Jefferson County. Saturday, the Republican Women held a candidate forum for the May and August elections. The room was obviously divided by the Sheriff’s election, with half of the room in Orange and Blue and half the room in Yellow and Blue. For those attending the forum that were [...]

Fashions for the Breezy New Season

Fashions for the Breezy New Season

Darlings, isn’t it soothing freedom for one’s comfort to shed heavy fabrics and layers of winter clothing? This winter has been so harsh with whipping icy wind, snow, and frigid temperatures that required even more heavy clothing than usual. So, what a delight to don light, flowing clothing that allows our skin to breath the [...]

Potato, Bacon, and Egg Hash

Potato, Bacon, and Egg Hash

I remember my mom making a potato and egg hash on Sunday mornings after church when I was little. I loved this dish, but have never had a recipe for it. While searching Pinterest, I found a potato and bacon hash recipe that was really simple, but sadly it lacked the egg. Fortunately, that was [...]

‘Things Gone By’ in Schools

Who could have thought that cursive handwriting would become a hot issue? It seems Tennessee is involved in a debate as to whether to teach cursive writing, and insist on student’s using it in class. When I went to school, this was a no brainer. In third grade, the only writing accepted was cursive. But [...]

Easy Ways to Work on Developmental Skills During Easter

Easy Ways to Work on Developmental Skills During Easter

With Easter approaching, you can work on developmental skills, while creating family traditions with these activities. Holidays are great times to address developmental skill building through art.   Crumbled Tissue Paper Chick: Materials: Construction paper, tissue paper, gift bag (old or new), old cardboard, glue, scissors, tape, pipe cleaner (optional)   Cut a circle for [...]

Veronica Roth’s ‘Insurgent (Divergent Series #2)’

Veronica Roth’s ‘Insurgent (Divergent Series #2)’

It’s time for a much-requested review (most likely due to one of the movies having come out not long ago): Veronica Roth’s Insurgent (Divergent Series #2). If you read my review of Divergent a handful of weeks ago, then you might remember that I wasn’t exactly in love with the series. Apparently, this makes me [...]

Child Independence

Child Independence

Independence is the cornerstone of life, and the sooner we gain it, the better our lives will be. Helping a child grain independence is an important task for moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers. I know we love to cuddle our children, as we should, but independence and cuddling are totally compatible actions. Yes, it is [...]

“Hats Off!” to You, if You Remember

Well, it has been one of those weeks… you know, the unforgettable ones! It reminded me of a Memories story written a few years ago, thus I think it bears repeating. For those of you who remember it, “hats off to you” for having such a good memory, and please bear with me. Have you [...]

Crescent Roll Taco Pizza

Crescent Roll Taco Pizza

Last night’s dinner was an oh-no-I-haven’t-been-shopping-what-do-we-have-in-the-house kind of night. A quick search of the cabinets found canned black beans and crushed tomatoes, while a fridge search yielded canned crescent rolls, ground beef, and cheese. Voila! Crescent roll taco pizza. This dish literally came together in less than 30 minutes and was eaten in probably half [...]

David Dalglish’s ‘A Dance of Cloaks’

David Dalglish’s ‘A Dance of Cloaks’

This week I am reviewing a book recommended to me by a friend: David Dalglish’s A Dance of Cloaks (Book One of the Shadowdance Series). A Dance of Cloaks is a dark fantasy novel thatfollows Aaron Felhorn, a young man who is set to inherit the most influential position of power in the city of [...]

Changes in Hair

Recently, I was looking to restyle my hair and found myself surfing the web to look for possibilities. This brought to mind the various ways I have worn my hair in years past. As I looked at the new pixie styles, I remembered the day that I decided to go pixie. Now, I have always [...]

Child Birthmarks

Child Birthmarks

About 80% of babies are born with random markings on the body (birthmarks). Birthmarks are generally present at birth, although some, such as a hemangioma, develop weeks later. Most are permanent (some may fade with time), and harmless. Rarely, there may be an underlying disease. There are two types of birthmarks, vascular (blood vessels that [...]