I’ve known since I was 14 years old that I’ve wanted to write books, but I didn’t sit down to actually write one until after I had my daughter in 2004—almost 20 years later. I don’t think it was a conscious decision not to write books—I’ve spent my entire career in various aspects of […]
Five Lessons I Want My Daughter to Learn from Being Raised in Birmingham
Maybe the realization that my daughter will be 16 this year has me a little nostalgic, but recently I started thinking about how much of a blessing the city I once despised has been to me since I returned in 2006.
Five Places to Find Friends (Best of Book of Splond)
If you’re anything like me, friendships have taken a backseat now that a husband and kid are in the mix.
A Love Letter to My Daddy for His 75th Birthday
Daddy, Today would have been your 75th birthday. Although it’s been almost 25 years since you’ve been gone, the impact you had on my life still remains.
Should I Write a Book? (Best of Book of Splond)
The fact that you’ve been drawn to the post tells me a lot about you. You’re at a point where either you’ve had this idea to put pen to paper for a while, or someone has planted a seed in you that has you wondering if you have what it takes to write a book.
Local and National Resources for Opioid Addiction
According to drugabuse.gov, in 2016, there were 343 opioid-related overdose deaths in Alabama—a rate of 7.5 deaths per 100,000 people—nearly half the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 people. The number of deaths related to opioids included 157 related to synthetic opioids (mainly fentanyl), 126 attributed to heroin, and 124 related to prescription opioids.
Love Doesn’t… Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. In honor of that, I’ve decided to rerun this post I did a while back.
Today is the New Tomorrow
The Lord has really been dealing with me lately.
Happy New Year from Chandra Sparks Splond
I love the start of a new year.
A Love Letter to My Niece for Her 30th Birthday
Bubba: It’s hard to believe that this week you’ll be turning 30.