Plans for Rachel

Sunday, February 7 – I know what I was doing 17 years ago today. It wasn’t Super Bowl Sunday. It was Soup Sunday, the largest volunteer event for Memphis based non-profit Youth Villages.  I was the volunteer manager for Youth […]

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Advocacy and a Panda Bear?

If you’ve known me for a very long time, you giggled when you read this because you know this story. This video of Tian Tian has popped up all over social media this weekend, the weekend of the Blizzard Jonas. […]

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Cooking with Rachel

Rachel has always said she wants to learn to cook. The exact quote would be “I want to be a good cooker like you mommy.” I love to cook so I looked forward to teaching her.  I used to teach […]

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Born This Way – A Peer’s Perspective

By now many of you have heard about the new reality show “Born This Way.”  The synopsis is – “Born This Way” is  an A&E Original six-episode series featuring seven people from Southern California as they pursue career goals and romantic […]

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SassySouthernGal’s Most Read Blogs 2015

Last year I wrapped up 2014 with my top five most read blogs for the year. In case you are bored and do not love college football as I do, this year I’m posting my top 10! Will Your Child […]

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Jonathan & Jawanda: A Modern Day Tragedy/Comedy – Chapter 26

I started writing a Christmas letter the first year we were married.  I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed 2016. I hope that like Linus you all find the true meaning of Christmas! Here’s Chapter 26! Ho […]

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Rachel’s Bionic Ear

I want to start by saying we are grateful for the many blessings in our lives. We are so thankful that Rachel has been healthy overall.  The blessing of her life and that others wish they could hold their child […]

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This Semester: It’s a Wrap!

Christmastime is here. Finals everywhere. Tears we see, anxious teens, finals everywhere.  Clearly, I am not a songwriter.  It is finals week in our area.  Students who I know have not worried in the least about their classes are wondering […]

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One Key to Success – Role Models & Mentors

I grew up in rural Arkansas. I have said before that sometimes it seems like a galaxy far, far away.  Other times not so much. For as long as I can remember I had a vivid imagination, and I loved […]

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My Rachel’s Challenge #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. The focus is on generosity and giving to your favorite cause or charity. I had one of my rather lengthy dissertations in mind. However, Rachel has a challenge for you instead! My Rachel’s #GivingTuesday Challenge I am […]

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