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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