Tag Archives: motherhood

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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New column: “Aunts and uncles play a special role”

My newspaper column this week in The Greenville News–posted a wee bit late, so sorry!–is all about family. Namely, about the special role aunts and uncles play in the lives of children. To read, click here. Happy weekend, and hope … Continue reading

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New column: “Who needs sleep, anyway?”

Today’s new column in The Greenville News is for all the sleepless people. Who also go by the alias “parents.” Enjoy! Read it here.  

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New column: “All moms need a variety of mama-friends”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is for all the mamas–and all the parents, male or female–going through this parenting journey. Because no matter where we are on the journey, we need friends who’ve been there, friends who are there … Continue reading

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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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New column: “When you’re a parent, hits just keep on coming”

Happy Thursday, folks! Today’s newspaper column is up at The Greenville News. It’s about how parenthood is a constant lesson in humility. And a little tidbit about how I had to take off my pants in public. Read here. Enjoy!

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Today’s Newspaper Column: “When you read to your children, you open up the whole of the world”

Hi, all! Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about reading to your kids, some of my favorite children’s books, parenting, and life in general. I do hope you enjoy, and if you do, I hope … Continue reading

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New column: “Confessions from the parent pick-up posse”

Hi, all! This week’s column is up online at The Greenville News. It’s all about revelations from the elementary parent pick-up line. Hope you enjoy! To read, click here.

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Firsts

Today my oldest daughter started kindergarten. She woke up at 6 a.m., bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. We made pancakes, packed her Wonder Woman lunchbox and got her school supplies gathered up, then walked to school as a family. She was fine. … Continue reading

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New Column: “Find time for a family pilgrimage”

Forgot to post the link yesterday to my newest column in The Greenville News. This one’s about the idea of a family pilgrimage, summer road trips, literature and history. I hope you enjoy! Read it here.

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