New column: “New Year’s traditions around the world and at home”

This New Year’s, be like people in other countries: toss flowers into the sea, talk to animals, wear colorful underwear. Smooch.

That and more in my column in The Greenville News.

Happy New Year to all!

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New column: “December birthdays”

My family, with one of the lions flanking the front doors at Biltmore.

My family, with one of the lions flanking the front doors at Biltmore.

My column this week in The Greenville News is for all the December babies, including myself, my mother, my father, my aunts, my brother-in-law, and my late grandfather. Yep, December is BIG at our house.

That, and it’s also about a birthday trip to the Biltmore Estate. I hope you enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “8 Christmas stories, courtesy of history”

web-xmas-truce-1-apMy column this week in The Greenville News is a nod to Christmas history. So many wonderful things have happened over the years at Christmas time; here are eight of my favorites.

To read, click here.

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New column: “The magic of Christmastime remains”

colonialwreathThe holidays, I think, are a special but complicated time to be a grown-up. This year, in particular, I’ve felt tender to the world. So that’s what I decided to write about in my column this week in The Greenville News.

I hope y’all enjoy it! And if you do, I hope you’ll share.

To read, click here.

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New column: “The comfort and necessity of our holiday rituals”

IMG_0421Happy Friday, all! Oh, how good it feels to welcome the weekend!

My column this week at The Greenville News is about my family’s holiday rituals, virtually unchanged since childhood. I hope you enjoy reading. And I’d love to hear about yours!

To read, click here.

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New column: “Do all the things. Try all the stuff.”

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Oh, how I hope that today has been filled with friends, family, great food and good cheer for all of you.

My column this week in The Greenville News, however, is not about Thanksgiving. It’s about being a teacher, about college students, and about promise. I hope you enjoy it.

To read, click here.

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New column: “Holiday prep is different for each of us”

ChristmasrushHi, all!

My column this week in The Greenville News is about prepping for the holidays in somewhat unusual ways. I hope you enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “Finally, it’s November!”

Are you ready to think and read about something else? Well, here’s my new column in The Greenville News. It’s all about Fall, the seasons, and mid-’90s movie gold.

I hope y’all enjoy it. I love you.

To read, click here.

 

 

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New column: “The wonder and fun of a pen pal”

mailRemember pen pals? Did you have one? I did, and I loved getting those letters in the mail! So that’s what my column this week in The Greenville News is all about. Also: letters, long-distance friendship, and the funny way–especially when it comes to parenting–that life has of circling back around, especially when you least expect it.

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

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New column: “Taking in the Together Tour”

My column this week in The Greenville News is a recap of a night I spent in Atlanta recently, for something called The Together Tour. The event featured speakers Glennon Doyle Melton (of the famous Momastery blog), Dr. Jacqui Lewis, yogi Seane Corn, and Valarie Kaur. It was a night I needed desperately during this clamorous (and cantankerous) election season.

To read, click here.

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