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Sarah Herron

Sarah Herron is a 30-something blonde navigating marriage, motherhood and morals in Maryville, Tenn. She is married to a patient man, and together they are raising two boys, ages 3 and 5. She is a freelance writer and a contributor to youth resources for the United Methodist Publishing House. Her column, Blonde Faith, will be published on the first Thursday of every month in Blount Today.

  • Chivalry isn’t dead, it just takes time to mature Published 9/21/2011 at 1:24 p.m. 0 comments

    Some say chivalry is dead, but we’re doing our best to keep it alive with the Herron boys. My two sons are about half-way there. They love to open doors for me. The problem is, they fight about who gets ...

  • Blonde Faith: There are two sides to every imposing question Published 8/17/2011 at 2:58 p.m. 0 comments

    It seems as though people - strangers and acquaintances alike - have felt entitled to ask personal questions since I became a mom. Church, Kroger on Senior Citizen Discount Days and Mom’s Group gatherings have been, in my experience, the ...

  • Reality mommy makeover lasts for just a season Published 7/13/2011 at 4:13 p.m. 0 comments

    As a mom who has, along with modern medicine, declared not to have anymore children, I’m in what I refer to as the “Kate Gosselin Phase.” A few years ago, the reality show mom transformed from a frumpy new mom ...

  • The A-B-Cs of being a Team Mom (or not) Published 4/14/2011 at 10:12 a.m. 0 comments

    I am the mom of two boys and a little league team. Along with being a new editor, a mom, a housekeeper (who needs to be fired) and a really lousy member of the school library committee, I’m also shepherding ...

  • Enough with sacrifices: Moms need a little jubilation Published 3/9/2011 at 2:28 p.m. 0 comments

    I’m notorious for reinventing Christian traditions. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Bible girl. However, some of the man-made practices need revision, in my not-so-humble opinion. Lent is one of those traditions in need of change, and it began Wednesday. ...

  • Forget Valentine’s Day and show a little love for teachers Published 2/9/2011 at 1:47 p.m. 1 comment

    The only good thing about Valentine’s Day is that chocolate goes on clearance the next day. I don’t support Valentine’s traditions. A grown woman should not receive a teddy bear. It’s just weird. On the flip side, this observance alienates ...

  • Blonde Faith: How to lose weight without really trying Published 1/5/2011 at 12:08 p.m. 0 comments

    I’ve lost about 25 pounds in the last three months. Don’t get too excited. I don’t have tips or an inspiring story. I’m not healthy or in shape; I’m just not as fat. How did I do it? I broke ...

  • Divine ‘signs’ bring wonder of Christmas to down-home level Published 12/1/2010 at 2:44 p.m. 0 comments

    The biblical Christmas story includes many signs and wonders. Ironically, I have received divine signs at Christmas that have left me wondering. In what I describe as the world’s weirdest baby shower, “Magi from the East” brought three symbolic gifts ...

  • A ‘novel’ idea: UT saga may be headed for best-seller list Published 11/4/2010 at 10:37 a.m. 0 comments

    I might be the only person in the University of Tennessee fan club who is enjoying this season. I’m not into sports so I’ll have to speak in my native tongue - female cliché. I approach sports like a novel. ...

  • Monkey see, children do: Mom looks at evolution Published 10/6/2010 at 4:21 p.m. 0 comments

    As a fairly conservative Bible banger, I still have to admit: Evolutionists might be on to something. I don’t have legitimate scientific data on this subject but, as a mother of a toddler, I have a few observations worth considering.

  • Bucket listers beware: Oprah is in her final season Published 9/15/2010 at 3:42 p.m. 0 comments

    Monday was the debut of the final season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which is bad news for die-hard fans with a bucket list. For Oprah fans, being part of the studio audience in Chicago is equivalent to visiting Mecca, ...

  • Date Night with your husband? Let’s Not Published 9/1/2010 at 4:14 p.m. 1 comment

    I’ve come to the conclusion that my husband and I are not cut out for “date nights.” However, I feel slighted that we married before the online dating craze, because I’m sure I could have written a stellar profile. Since ...

  • Motherhood answers are overrated: What was the question? Published 8/4/2010 at 4:53 p.m. 2 comments

    I was born self-righteous, but if motherhood has taught me anything, it’s humility. In my 20s, I had all the answers. Now I have only questions. Most often I ask, “Is this normal?” It is a relief when I find ...

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