Tag Archives: motherhood

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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New Column: “Summer road trips are a rite of passage”

Hi, all! My Thursday column is up at The Greenville News. This one’s about the glories (and bumps) of the summer road trip. Read it here. Hope you enjoy!  

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A Literary Tea

Recently my back-door neighbor in Brevard hosted a lovely tea with me as the honored guest. I got to meet members of her book club, talk about Keowee Valley, and have the most scrumptious treats. The English afternoon tea was … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Whupped

Folks, I’ve been whupped: by two wonderful but needy children, by a week of no preschool due to snow–during which my 4 year-old and I both had the flu–by a job I love but is a lot of work (yes, … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Friday – the Forgive Me Edition

Hi, folks. I’m on a major deadline for Monday, and my 4 year-old’s preschool was let out early one day this week and cancelled for three days due to snow and ice. Less than two inches of it (it’s the … Continue reading

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Photos from the Cataloochee Valley, North Carolina

Happy Hump Day, everyone! It finally feels like Fall here in Western North Carolina. We woke up to 38 degrees this morning, which isn’t so unusual at all this time of year in the mountains, but hadn’t happened yet. If … Continue reading

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Elk Tailgating in the Cataloochee Valley & A Few Thoughts on Motherhood

Hi, all. Apologies, but I’ve got to postpone my usual Show & Tell Friday until next week. I am an exceptionally busy and important woman. KIDDING. I’m postponing because I look like this: Yep, that’s me at my desk moments ago. … Continue reading

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