Tag Archives: motherhood

New column: “Wonder Woman made me cry”

We all need a hero who looks like we do. Wonder Woman has been my hero since I was a little girl. So my column this week in The Greenville News is all about her, the new film, superheroes, feminism, … Continue reading

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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: “Ours is a collective heart”

Recently, I had the honor of being asked to speak to the United Methodist Women’s group at the church where I grew up, in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a wonderful night, to say the least … but beforehand, I … Continue reading

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New column: “A story about whining”

Hi, all. My column this week in The Greenville News is about whining. Because if I hear my 7 year-old whine one more time, I’m moving to Australia. To read, click here. Hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “December birthdays”

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 … 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: “The wilderness of parenthood”

Hi, all! My column in The Greenville News this week is all about frontiering in the parenting wilderness. Just call me Laura Ingalls. Hope y’all enjoy! To read, click here.

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New column: “Routine can rock!”

My column this week in The Greenville News is in praise of routine. Yes, routine. That which the dictionary defines as, “a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program.” Doesn’t sound like me, right? Well, check it out here.

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New column: “Life–and parenthood–is bittersweet”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about the bittersweet experience of taking my older daughter to camp, among other things. Sure hope y’all enjoy! 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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