12 Tips for Taking your Toddler to Disney

  Traveling to Disney World with a toddler, much like other things in life, requires a little bit of extra planning.  Toddlers aren’t as easy to cart around as babies or mature enough to understand everything that’s going on like older kids.  But taking your little tyke to Disney World can make for an amazing…

A New Year, Your Best Year

If you’re like me, you are ready to get 2019 started with your best foot forward. 2018 wasn’t my best year, but I am resolving to make up for it in 2019. In addition to continuing my work with my local trainer at FitLab Tupelo, I plan to attend an awesome online conference for moms called A New Year, Your Best Year: 2019 Conference for Moms! 

Real Summer

Ah summer. The time of year that is meant to be filled with glorious, sun-kissed experiences. Let me start off by saying that I love my kids and I am beyond thankful for their health and their lives. I understand that the season I am in is a privilege and a gift and all the…

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign: Update from the “Swantourage”!

Written by Bob Swanson Stormin’ Swanson’s “Taking the State by Storm” tour reached the halfway mark in New Albany last week! One of the cool parts of the tour so far has been seeing the promotional signs at the libraries. Kids across the state learned about weather, air pressure and even density — all while…

Oh, the places we’ll go…

Tupelo family tours the state one summer reading program at a time. This summer, the Swansons of Tupelo are setting off across Mississippi on a tour of local libraries and science museums. Bob, the dad (sometimes known as “The Singing Weathermanî) has designed a show packed with music, meteorology, astronomy and geography. They have 24…

Fostering Tupelo

Written by Suzanne Walker “A child born to another woman calls me mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me.” -Jody Landers Foster parents face a unique challenge: that of loving fully with the knowledge they may have to say goodbye. They open their hearts and…

E. Louise Designs

Written by Emily Nelson “Do you know where those paint swatches are?  You know the ones the previous owner left us?” My husband is asking me a question regarding the specific paint color for the walls in our hallway.  I have absolutely no idea where those paint swatches are.  Most days I do not know…

Love is Rare

Written by Katie Barkley     February is the month dedicated to love. Everyone scurries around town trying to find the perfect gift for their true love. I have been blessed with a one in a million rare love. The only gift she wants is a cure! On September 27, 2013, my life changed forever….