New column: “‘History junkies’ needed to make field trips come alive”

Field trips make history–and any other subject–come alive, for kids of all ages. This and more in my newspaper column this week. Plus the Transylvania History Society, who is looking for a local history buff to help them help area school children make field trips to their wonderful properties.

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New column: “As fall approaches, find a path and make it yours”

Fall is coming. As we find ourselves busier than ever, I want us to do one thing: To find a path, a trail, a walk down the block, and make it ours. To study the small stuff. To pay attention.

This, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “Before kindergarten begins, this preschool deserves thanks”

Teacher At Montessori School Reading To Children At Story TimeIn one day, my younger daughter will go to kindergarten. My last child, my buddy, my baby. But before she does, I need to thank the preschool that cared so well for both my daughters, and for me, for the past eight and a half years.

So that’s my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “‘Travel’ can take you far away — or close to home”

travelI am a travel junkie. Straight-up addicted to the adventure high of exploring new places. But these days–oh, who are we kidding? The past decade–my travel has been limited by familial and professional responsibility, and by my meager budget.

But I believe travel is imperative to the human experience. What’s that mean? Find out in my newest newspaper column.

I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Summer in the South makes a sound like nowhere else on earth”

Soft wave of  sea on the sandy beachAh, the sounds of summer in the South! Crickets, cicadas, tree frogs, ocean waves, the thwap of a basketball on a concrete court, and so much more. All this in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “Wrinkles and wisdom”

Last week, I was at the beach with my family, and completely checked out from the rest of the world. It was glorious.

So here’s my newspaper column from last week. It was inspired by a gorgeous older woman I saw walking down the street earlier this summer. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “Shower shoes, tears: It’s time for summer camp”

Little sister hugging big sister goodbye

Little sister hugging big sister goodbye

This week’s newspaper column is about the fact that I have let my 8 year-old daughter go to sleepaway camp, 3 hours away, for the first time. And I’m wondering if I’ve lost my mind.

So summer, camp, kids, parenting, motherhood, life, letting go, independence, and more, in my column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it. And consider saying a prayer that I can sleep at night until she gets home.

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New column: “It’s time to savor summer, even if it’s in small sips”

sunsetoceanThe Fourth of July has passed, and we have reached what I consider to be summer’s pinnacle. Its high point. This should be a marked moment–a time for consideration.

This, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I sure hope y’all enjoy it.

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New column: “How to say goodbye to a house you love”

goodbyehouseHi, all! My newspaper column this week is up, and it’s about saying goodbye to the places we love. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “It’s time to celebrate the summer solstice–the first day of summer and the longest day of the year”

summersolsticeAll over the world, people celebrate the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, a day around which parties and legends abound. So that’s what I’m writing about in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it. Happy summer to all!

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