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Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Here's a great way to check out new blogs and have new people visit yours!  Welcome to the party!

I'm a mom to 3 boys  young men between the ages of 16 & 22, and a wife to my husband, CH (Chubby Hubby...his term).  We moved back to my hometown after living in 2 other southern states for 20 years.  Did I mention I also work full-time for a local school system?  I've been a speech pathologist for 26 years, and have no intentions of slowing least for a few more years!

Life in a small town at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains gets crazy sometimes, but it's slowing down now that I only have 1 son still at home.  I write about trying to find where I fit into this small town, my boys' shenanigans, as well as my Catholic Faith. 

Get comfortable, and look around.  Questions?  Just ask.  Comments?  Leave them below!


  1. Hello! Something made me "click" on your blog and I see that you are a SLP.

    Funny, but I have 2 kiddos with Apraxia!

    Yeah, really!

    Yeah, it sucks!

    But we are making the most of it.
    It's hard work, and I plan on having a lazy SLP for breakfast on Tuesday.


    Of all the SLPs I have met, we have been 99.8% impressed.
    This chick as gotta go!

    If you have any advice for me, please chime in.
    I would totally appreciate the help.
    I'm looking for an advocate now in the school system...I thing we may be getting over our heads.

    Nice to meet you. I am a pleasant person.
    I just don't like lazy people who COPY/PASTE into my child's IEP!

    Talk soon,

  2. Life in a small town sounds great:) I came by from UBP....Hi! Hope you've had a great weekend!

  3. What a lovely blog you have here. I especially like the name of your blog--you are a wonderful writer.

    This is my first experience with the Ultimate Blog party--what a delightful way to meet new Friends with like interests!

    Have a happy day!

  4. Nice to meet you. Sounds like a fun time. I am looking forward to checking things out.

  5. Just stopping by from the UBP and it is so great to meet you!

    I have two sons 23 & 20 and am so glad to find a mom here with older kids :-) I am your newest follower!

    joy & blessings to you,

  6. Found your blog through the UBP--so glad I did! It's always so refreshing to find other bloggers with older children! You have a lovely blog. I'll be checking in again soon!

  7. Stopping by for a visit from the UBP! My name is Paige (#273)! So nice to meet you!


  8. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian list. Very nice to get to know a bit about you - I would love to visit the Smokies someday! - and I'd be honored if you would make it to my place this week. :^)

  9. I think you have many more years ahead of you in such a great field you chose to do!!


  10. Found your blog through UBP'11. Small towns are the best. I live in a small town also and I am a bit jealous of you because you live in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Love them!

  11. So glad you found your place 'back' home. Not sure that would work for me but I do get nostalgic. Now following you from the UBP.

  12. Lovely to meet you through UBP. This is my first year and I am enjoying finding so many great blogs, like yours.


    Gg - Notes on the Journey

  13. Hi stopping by from UBP. We moved from a small town to a medium sized one and my hometown. I know what you mean about trying to find your place in a small town. It took me 4 years to find mine only to have life up and move us.

    Thank you for doing what you do, I have a son with Autism and without therapist I'm not sure what I would do.


  14. Nice to connect.
    I invite you to come over and check my blog out!
    All the best to you.

  15. Howdy!

    Very, very cool! We just went to Gatlinburg on vacation and we are so close to there that we often take a day trip.

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)


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