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Today’s column: “Just what are grown-ups afraid of?”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is the product of a dinner table conversation with my six year-old. Hope y’all enjoy! Read it here.

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New column: “All moms need a variety of mama-friends”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is for all the mamas–and all the parents, male or female–going through this parenting journey. Because no matter where we are on the journey, we need friends who’ve been there, friends who are there … Continue reading

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Sam Elliott is my boyfriend

Okay, so the title above is facetious. And also untrue.┬áBut you should all know how much I adore the actor Sam Elliott, and have since I was a child and saw him in the 1989 Christmas movie Prancer. (You’ll know … Continue reading

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New column: “We are drawn to the sea”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is a tribute to that favorite of summer activities: heading to the beach. I wrote this column while I was lucky enough to be at the beach last week with my family. If you’re … Continue reading

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Annual Birchwood Book & Author Fair on Sunday, August 9th

I’m delighted to once again be a part of the Annual Birchwood Book & Author Fair, held this coming Sunday, August 9th from 2 – 5 p.m. in Pickens, South Carolina. Sponsored by the Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife, … Continue reading

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Today’s column: “The older people are right: It goes by so fast”

My daughter is turning 6 years old, so today’s new column in The Greenville News is for her. Because the old people are right. To read, click here.

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Today’s column: “But Mom, I’m bored!”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is for all the parents out there who’ve heard “I’m bored!” uttered, whined, or moaned at them this summer. Down with boredom, I say! To read, click here.  

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All the Hoopla about “Go Set a Watchman”

There’s been quite a bit of hoopla surrounding the release of Harper Lee’s newly discovered first novel, Go Set a Watchman. Folks are up in arms about how she has her characters talk about race, women, drinking–and the fact that … Continue reading

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Today’s column: “Summer is half gone. What’s on your to-do list?”

Today’s column is up at The Greenville News. It was originally titled “Mid-summer meltdown.” Because it’s July, y’all. July! Hope you enjoy. To read, click here.

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