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….

A Pediatric Dentist’s Story

Written by Dr. Ken Johnson After serving eight years in the Air Force as a general dentist, I realized my calling was pediatric dentistry. At each base dental clinic, I was always assigned the job of caring for all the children. Over time, I became very comfortable in this endeavor and decided to leave the…

The Beauty in Bravery

Written by Bethany Ramsey   What makes someone brave? Wouldn’t it be fair to say that it’s someone who posesses or exhibits courage? I believe that there is outrageous beauty in bravery. Often what causes us to be brave is anything but beautiful. An illness or disease, a frightening new season of life, obstacles we…

Invitation Magazine and Tupelo Bloggers: A Partnership

Written by Lauren McElwain and Emily Welly The Glossies! That’s what my husband and I call the beautiful, local magazine publications that are available to showcase all that is unique, fun and appealing in North Mississippi. Invitation Tupelo and Invitation Oxford are highly respected glossies around here. I always get excited when I see a…

6 Creepy Children’s Books to Read with your Kids!

Written by Lauren McElwain and Maddie Ludt Childhood is a magical time. Each holiday really comes to life and is experienced with a gusto that just can’t be replicated in adulthood. But parents can relive a little of the magic when they watch their children’s excitement. Today, we want to share with you six creepy…