Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

An Ode to my Grandmothers at Christmastime

The need to create a merry environment in honor of Christ’s birth and promise is deep within my bones. I have spent each spare moment of the past month getting ready for the main event: the holiest of days and most sanctified events, Christmas Day.

Books, Create, Military Community, Podcast, The Arts, Theatre Arts, wellness

Sharifa Johnson Spreads Joy with Books ‘n Bops

Recently on Hodge Podge Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sharifa Johnson, the brilliant mind behind Books N' Bops- an adorable children's literature program that incorporates dancing and books! Sharifa is a joy and masterfully creates a fun, inspirational environment for children to embrace the importance of learning in a super fun way.

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

6 Christmas Must-Sees for Families on Netflix

It’s the holiday season and Netflix is delivering some must see Christmas- themed shows and movies perfect for family viewing! Checkout this list of some my family’s holiday favorites now streaming on Netflix!

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

Children’s Book Review: Fluffy Finds his Well-Being by Tools of the Heart

Fluffy Finds his Well-being Take Responsibility for your Actions In Fluffy Finds his Well-Being (book 8 of Tools of the Heart's informative and skillful picture books that help children develop confidence and self-esteem), the focus is on self-awareness and learning to effectively manage emotions. Fluffy the squirrel is busy gathering food to prepare for the… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Fluffy Finds his Well-Being by Tools of the Heart

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Children’s Book Review: Enough is Enough by Tools of the Heart

Enough is Enough Dare to be Yourself When life gets us down and does not go our way, it's not always easy to communicate our feelings in a respectful way. Sometimes, it's easy to allow our emotions to take over our hearts and mouths. In Enough is Enough, book seven of Tools of the Heart's… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Enough is Enough by Tools of the Heart

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Military.com’s Guide to the Best Military Gifts of 2020 | Military.com

You know that person who always manages to give you the best gift ever, the one you didn't even know you wanted? Now you can be that person with our list of military gifts for everyone on your list. — Read on http://www.military.com/off-duty/2020/11/09/militarycoms-guide-best-military-gifts-of-2020.html

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The River- Best Shop on HWY 33 East in Beaufort County, NC

The River- located at Cox’s Crossroads in Richland Township on HWY 33 East Beaufort County, NC- Recently, I was thrilled to visit The River- house and home Co. nearby my parent’s home on the Pamlico River in Core Point, North Carolina. The new store was a sight for sore eyes in an area that over… Continue reading The River- Best Shop on HWY 33 East in Beaufort County, NC

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Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck— Storytime w/Kayla

Check out this amazing storytime with storyteller Kayla Pearce!

Children's Book Review

Children’s Book Review: Colin’s Courage by Tools of the Heart

Expressing Confidence in Yourself We should all strive to be respectful and self-confident. Always stand up for yourself, even in difficult situations. In Colin’s Courage book 6 in the series by Tools of the Heart, Gruber the raccoon shows his true stripes once again. The furry rascal speaks very rudely to Colin the Oak Tree… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Colin’s Courage by Tools of the Heart

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MilspouseFest Pivots- Brings Spouses Together Virtually

MilspouseFest is a fabulous organization that supports military spouses worldwide. During Covid, the folks at MilspouseFest learned to pivot, and are now bringing fun, inspiration and support virtually to spouses. Want to join in all the fun and win some free swag? Register for an online event HERE!