Lindsay D

A native to the Birmingham area, Lindsay is a retired professional ballerina. She spent her time training and performing with prestigious dance companies around the country. Now, she is holding down the fort in Alabama, Lindsay lives with her loving husband, Ian and three children Nixson, Lily and Amelia. You’ll find Lindsay sharing her love for dance, as a ballet instructor; and in between the delicate in’s and out’s of being a wife and mother, she manages to squeeze in some time to sweat it out on her yoga mat. An active member of her church, Lindsay lives her life with unwavering faith and love for the Lord. Hoping to spread a little joy and laughter, Lindsay likes to share her life journey and stories from a comical point of view. Striving to live life fully by finding laughter in the chaos.

Dance Moms Beware :: Lessons in Recital Etiquette

Visions of bobby pins and tangled hair nets scattered about; an aroma of hairspray so thick in the air one can barely breathe; feathers drifting into piles from the always molting costumes . ....

Head Lice :: The Dos and Don’ts

If the sight of someone scratching his or her head triggers you, you've possibly had a run-in with lice. And, once you've experienced those little horrors, nothing is worse than hearing your child say,...

The Best Plants for Brown Thumbs

  I could easily spend days at the the botanical gardens, spend hours shopping in the gardening center, and drop an entire paycheck just on plants. I want my house to be where all the...

I Swore I’d Never Homeschool :: Never Say Never

In the words of Mr. Alice Cooper: "School's out forever . . . " Now, I’m not saying he predicted the future, but do you know the lyrics to the song "Schools Out"? This guy...

The Game of MASH :: Contentment and Learning to Flourish Where You Are Planted

Who remembers the game of MASH? For those who aren't familiar, allow me to explain. MASH is an acronym for Mansion/Apartment/Shack/House. It's a game of fortune predicting an extravagant and a very unlikely future...

THE Talk :: Open and Honest

Little Laundry Talks There must be some kind of unspoken rule that when Mom is folding laundry (or using the bathroom, but I won’t go there), the kids are ready to have serious talks. I remember...

Three Generations of Tough-Love

Three Generations My great-grandmother became a mom at age 17, and she gave lots of motherly advice to my grandmother, who became a mom at 20. She called it a mother's "tough-love." She was able...

The Terrible Twos

The Terrible Twos Mamas: I am writing to you from the trenches. There is screaming, gnashing of teeth, fit-throwing, tears, and snotty noses that run at the sight of tissues. There are daily meltdowns over...

Father’s Day :: A Father to the Fatherless

Father's Day used to be a hard reminder of what my children didn’t have. Every year, the daycare would send home a craft that was made for each child’s daddy. I can still hear...

Never Give Up Hope :: A “Homeward Bound” Story

Our family Labrador, Bruce, went missing in July of 2016. The emotional toll it took, specifically on our son Nixson, was devastating. He spent those two-and-a-half years praying for Bruce every single night; and...
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