The problem with The Bachelor

Like almost every other twenty-something woman in America, most Mondays at 8:00 PM you can find me eating junk food with my girlfriends watching The Bachelor. I had never watched this show until coming to college, and while I do love to make fun of the concept and the melo-dramatic women who star in it, […]

Overcoming the Holiday Blues

I’m going to be really honest: sometimes I dread this time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I love to celebrate the birth of my Savior, but it can be difficult to see all the happy little families doing happy little Christmas traditions when your own family is broken. I miss those traditions terribly, so […]

Meet Mattie and Minter

Mattie and Minter, also known as Ma-Maw and Pa-Paw, are the quintessential Southern grandparents. They have been married for 66 years, fuss more than Tom and Jerry, and are deafer than doornails. Don’t ever go to Ma-Maw’s house (it’s her house and Pa-Paw knows it) saying you are hungry because she will not let you […]

Southern Sayins ‘Splained

Bless your heart: This phrase is the nice way to express your condolences, pity, or your outright shock at someone’s lack of intelligence. Bless your heart has become more mainstream in recent years, being used by Southerners and non-Southerners alike Now, I know it be difficult to understand how one phrase could mean these various […]