The Kids’ Table at Thanksgiving

The Kids’ Table at Thanksgiving

I come from a large extended family, and we’ve always had big gatherings for holidays. One thing you could always count on: there would be a Kids’ Table. For many years, of course, there was no question as to which table I would belong. I was oh so young and after...
Happy Valentine’s Day to My Home

Happy Valentine’s Day to My Home

I’m in love with my home. Yes, I have an actual Valentine, and I have four children who are my loves but my home also holds my heart. It’s my hope that everyone could find a true love like this: We love spending time together. There’s no place else I’d rather be than...
wWw dot George

wWw dot George

Recently my friend Vannessa and I had the rare opportunity, courtesy of my dad, to meet former President George W. Bush at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Virginia. The event was a fundraiser for two schools in Grundy, Virginia: The Appalachian School of Law and The...
Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

I think it’s fitting that Mother’s Day falls right in the middle of the nicest part of spring. Not only are the flowers in full bloom (and what mom doesn’t like flowers?), but there are reminders everywhere of just how universal the experience is of being a mother....
The Big 3 For(e) The Kids

The Big 3 For(e) The Kids

Two posts in a week (or so?) I’m on a roll! This bit of news is definitely worth the extra time at the keyboard: The Olde Farm and the PGA Tour are putting together a once-in-a-lifetime golf tournament to benefit Mountain Mission School in Grundy, VA called The...
A Little Birdie Told Me

A Little Birdie Told Me

A little birdie reminded me that I’ve been away from my blog all summer. That’s because I’ve been having fun taking care of my own little birdies. From the pool to the playground to the lake, it seems like we have been everywhere this summer and...