Tag Archives: motherhood

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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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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