Tag Archives: kids

New column: “August is a time of bittersweet transition”

August signifies the end of summer, no matter what the calendar may claim, no matter whether we have school-age children or not. There is just something in the air. So this, and more, in my column this week in The … Continue reading

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New column: “Play the tourist in your own town”

I am lucky to live in a vacation destination. This means dealing with tourists. Thankfully, my 8 year-old reminds me of the joy in this. To read my column this week in The Greenville News (with tons of big, pretty … 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: “Turn up the music”

This week, my column in The Greenville News is about the music of summer–those songs that take us back in time, and are meant to be turned up, and turned up LOUD. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click … Continue reading

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New column: “Gardening is an optimist’s job”

Planting a vegetable garden is not for the faint of heart … or the faint of humor. That 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: “End of semester crunch time”

It’s that time of year: crunch time for teachers, students, and parents. And I am buried beneath a pile of papers. Help! Kidding. Only a little. That and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. To read, … Continue reading

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New column: “Find that special spot wherever you are”

There are cool little places, and new things to do, wherever we are. Let’s go on an adventure! That’s my column today in The Greenville News. To read it, click here.

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New column: “Let’s go to the movies!”

I love the movies! There is nothing like sitting in a dark theatre, waiting for a whole new world to begin. So that’s my column this week in The Greenville News, with an homage to “Annie.” I sure hope y’all … Continue reading

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New column: “A puppy–and dog owner–in training”

Hi, all. Forgot to post yesterday. My column this week in The Greenville News is about training our new puppy, Merlin. And, of course, training ourselves. That and more if you click here. Sure hope y’all enjoy it!

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