Tag Archives: motherhood

New column: “April’s forecast: sunny with a chance of grumpy”

April isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So this, spring, life, poetry, and more, in my newspaper column this week. Hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “The moody month of March is a teenaged girl”

Hi, folks, My newspaper column this week is all about the unpredictable month of March. Which I liken to a teenaged girl, having been one myself. Sadly, there are absolutely no photos of my teenaged years to share. I hope … Continue reading

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America’s children are out of time

“America’s children are out of time” Because of print deadlines, I turn in my newspaper columns a week before they’re published. This piece was written over a week ago. On Tuesday the college where I teach was placed on lockdown, … Continue reading

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New column: “Pay attention to me!”

Actually, the newspaper changed the title of this week’s column to “Every mom faces a precarious balancing act,” but I’m a temperamental artist and I like mine better. If I had my druthers, the title would read, “Every parent faces … Continue reading

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New column: “Raising a sensitive child … when you’re a sensitive parent”

Parenting is not for sissies. Most especially when we see our own struggles manifest in the people we love most in the universe: our kids. So this, parenting, life, children, sensitivity, and more, in my¬†newspaper column¬†this week. I hope y’all … Continue reading

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New column: “My grown-up Christmas wish”

Preparations. I don’t know about y’all, but I am in the midst of them: preparing for the end of the college semester–which means grading papers and projects–and for Christmas, which involves everything you can imagine when you are a woman … Continue reading

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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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