Tag Archives: parenting

New column: “Reporting back from Winter Storm Jonas”

This week’s new column in The Greenville News is my family report from Winter Storm Jonas. Which dumped almost 16 inches of snow on my town. Because who doesn’t want to leave their house via sled? To read, click here. … Continue reading

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New column: “Making the case for winter”

Hi, y’all! Happy almost-weekend. Here in the Mountain South, we’re bracing for a possible winter storm on Friday. I love snow, and considering that our snow totals just went from 8 – 12 inches to 4 – 6 inches, I … Continue reading

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Today’s newspaper column: “What to do when one parent becomes The Chosen One”

Today’s column in The Greenville News came about because, for the past several months, my daughters have much preferred their father over me. He is the favorite. Yep. Mama is #2. It’s awesome. To read, click here.

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New newspaper column: “In consideration of Christmas past”

My new column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about Christmas past–about memory, nostalgia, history, and more. And how this time of year, it’s important to look back. To read, click here. I hope you enjoy it!

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New column: “What do we want our holidays to be?”

It’s the first week of December, and the Christmas rush has begun. So, in my column today in The Greenville News, I’m taking stock–and asking myself, “What do I want my holidays to be like this year?” I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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New column: “There may be a method to the madness of the holiday rush”

Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about those wild, crazy, far-too-stressful, far-too-fast, way-too-short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And how I’m starting to understand why there are people out there who put their Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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New column: “Time is a mystery”

Lately it feels to me as if time is passing by so fast I can barely catch my breath. And everyone I talk to–male or female, old or young–seems to say the same. But time is powerful, mysterious, and out … Continue reading

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New column: “Halloween is the perfect time for grown-ups to show their silly sides”

Kids love nothing more than when the grown-ups in their lives act like fools on purpose. And there’s no better time for this than at Halloween! So that’s my column today, at The Greenville News. To read, click here.

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New column: “Pro-con lists aid in decision-making”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is all about the beauty of–and sometimes challenges with–making a good old pro-con list. To read, click here.

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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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