Blog 8 of Top 25 Southern Mama Blogs
What topics do you cover in your blog?
In my blog, I cover topics such as: the unexpected but often halarious daily saga of a 40 year old southern single mama who races mightily through life in search of her happily ever after. Meet my 16 year old prince, Sir Talks A Lot, who has all but overcome aspergers syndrome yet still struggles with his addiction to chocolate, being a lil too blunt and more hyper than a mid summers night bed bug. Follow my princess, Princess Baby Cakes, as she battles 12 year old hormones, mean girls at school and her clueless mama who "just doesn't understand her feelings at all!!!" You can also find fabulous gardening tips and discover why, manure is, or at least should be, a girls best friend. I also have cooking explosions as well as sucesses as I dish out sovereign succulents for the disaster prone princess.. these recipes are a cut above the average over used cheese noodle toe jam! I also cover decorating ideas where I guild the lillies of life...one petal at a time. Most importantly, I tell the true story of a Flibbertigibbet and why this blog is even in existence...because this Princess believes without a shadow of a doubt, that although we might not have been handed the fairy tale beginning we thought we should, we can all perservere and create our own fairy tale ending. My venture into blogging in 2012 is going to be ...me, a goofy hairspray luving flibbertigibbet, on a journey to be a sucessful published author, to raise my children to be all and everything they were meant to be; all the while keeping the faith, filling my life with surprises and creating the fairy tale life I've always dreamt of. I want YOU to tighten up your corsets and join me....after all your life is out there...waiting for you to grab a hold of it!
What's unique about raising children in the South?
Raising children in the south is unique, I suppose, because of our faith, family values and how steeped in tradition we are...plus we are extremely multi generational; we name our children after our great grand mothers, we are also more aware of others feelings, and are quick to be compassionate. The way we cook together, everybody is always hovering in the kitchen; laughing, nibbling, toasting; each meal is a mini celebration... Sunday mornings includes Sunday school followed by church, lunches includes fried chicken, bar b q, hush puppies, and always sweet tea! Being raised in the south means grits in the mornings and lemonade in the afternoon. We wear big showy hats at horsey events which usually always have a matching dress. We are big on teaching our children manners, writing thank you notes and are taught at an early age to never make another feel uncomfortable.
What's a great place for a family to vacation in the South?
The long sandy beaches of Charleston SC where you can have your pick of the following neighboring islands; Johns, Mt. Pleasant, Daniels, Isle of Palms, or Kiawah island. Beaufort SC has precious downtown shopping and is home to historic antebellum homes including The Castle, a mansion believed to be haunted. Head over to Savannah GA to visit the beautiful cemeterys and if you're brave, jump on the ghost tour trolly. New Orleans with it's festive Marti Gras celebration and French Quarter are a sure celebration filled with food, fun and jazz music. If you are a golf fanantic, the place to be is in Augusta Ga, the home of the Masters tournament. Atlanta Ga boasts fine resturants, shopping, the Braves, and outdoor concerts. Hilton Head is a family favorite with its dolphin tours and exciting tourist spots like Harbor Town and Sea Pines. The Cloisters in Sea Island, the King and Prince at St. Simons, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Disney World in Florida, and the Builtmore Estate, located in Ashville, NC.
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