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I Screwed Up Today (or, Parenthood is Not for Sissies)

Picture this: It is 7:45 a.m., and my children and I are walking into school. My 9 year-old walks two steps ahead, just out of arm’s length and just far enough so that I don’t see the sour expression on … Continue reading

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New column: “Ellis Island safeguards key component of U.S. history”

Recently I was lucky enough to travel to New York City with my sister and mother, to celebrate our mom’s 70th birthday. To put it mildly, we had a ball! One of the coolest, most important stops on our trip … Continue reading

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New column: “The power of the human touch”

A human touch, offered in friendship and love, can be a powerful thing. So this, my own memories, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it. For some reason, The Greenville News has my byline … Continue reading

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

In 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 … Continue reading

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

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, … Continue reading

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New column: “A Confederate flag story, a story I’m embarrassed to tell”

This week in my column in The Greenville News, I wrote about something I did as a 13 year-old: something that has haunted me ever since. It involves race, friendship, history, a letter to the editor, and the Confederate flag. … Continue reading

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New column: “Swimming lessons”

There is not much more important in the summertime South–and, really, anywhere in the world–than learning to swim. So that, fear, courage, swim teams and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. To read, click here.

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New column: “‘Motherhood is an act of infinite optimism’”

My newspaper column this week is all about the moms. And how I had to extract a seed from my child’s ear last week. And quotes from the funniest moms in America. And more. Happy Mother’s Day to all the … Continue reading

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New column: “Autumn is a heartbreaker”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about my favorite time of year, and the bittersweet beauty its short season holds. I do hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here. 

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New column: “All you need is a creek”

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about splashing around in a summer creek. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here.

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