Tag Archives: parenting

New column: “Readying the home for Christmas”

How do you prepare for the holidays? Are there things you do, in a very specific way, each year? In my house, we celebrate Christmas. Our preparations are a tradition, one I’ve begun in my own home. They are an … 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: “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the words of others”

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Today, my column is about this wholly American day, how we celebrate, its complications and joys, and what others have had to say about it over the years. I sure hope y’all enjoy it. As for … Continue reading

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New column: “How present are we in our own bodies”

Y’all, church basement yoga has been saving my sanity lately. This, parenting, life and more, in my recent newspaper column. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “You’re too hard on yourself”

Isn’t it time we go a little easier on ourselves? Perhaps, especially, us women? This and more in my newest newspaper column. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “Autumn has ‘a mysterious influence upon the heart’”

I don’t know about where you live, but here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, it does not yet feel like Fall. The upper 70 and 80 degree days we’ve been experiencing lately are most definitely not the norm … Continue reading

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New column: “The best laid plans of husbands and wives”

In my newspaper column this week, I’m mourning plans for a dream vacation that were thwarted by Fate. Fate, in the forms of a drug cartel and a Category 5 hurricane. To read, click here.

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New column: “It’s fun–and important–to mark life’s special moments”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about the recent full solar eclipse, and my family’s experience of it, marking life’s special moments, parenting, simple things, and more. I hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here.

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New column: “Kindness is key, even (especially) when we disagree”

Hi, all! It has been a wet, wild week for the Southeast, and the forecast is keeping us all on our toes. I’ve been thinking about and praying for everyone in the Caribbean, Florida, and for my family in the … Continue reading

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New column: “Here’s to the teachers, and here’s to us!”

By far, the bravest thing I do each year in late August is to watch my children walk away from me, and into school. So this week in my column in The Greenville News, I’m raising my glass, so to … Continue reading

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