Tag Archives: daughters

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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New column: “Parenthood is a constant battle between holding on and letting go”

My column this week in The Greenville News was a doozy to write, mostly because I kept sniffling back the tears. It’s about bunkbeds, shared rooms, rocking chairs, and the brutal, beautiful life work of parenting. I hope y’all enjoy … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “What to do when one parent becomes The Chosen One”

Today’s column in The Greenville News came about because, for the past several months, my daughters have much preferred their father over me. He is the favorite. Yep. Mama is #2. It’s awesome. To read, click here.

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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: “Spring break makes a good hometown holiday”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about the simple pleasures in staying home for Spring Break. To read, click here.       * Image link: dailyembroidery.com

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For Valentine’s Day, Five of the Places I Love

Today is Friday the 13th. We had a two-hour school delay today in Western North Carolina for cold. (Yep: cold.) I’m wearing fleece pants and my Sorel snow boots. I didn’t brush my hair before dropping my older daughter at … Continue reading

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