Tag Archives: parenting

New column: “August is a time of bittersweet transition”

August signifies the end of summer, no matter what the calendar may claim, no matter whether we have school-age children or not. There is just something in the air. So this, and more, in my column this week in The … Continue reading

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New column: “Play the tourist in your own town”

I am lucky to live in a vacation destination. This means dealing with tourists. Thankfully, my 8 year-old reminds me of the joy in this. To read my column this week in The Greenville News (with tons of big, pretty … Continue reading

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New column: “Soothing place”

Recently, I was lucky enough to spend a week at the beach with my family. Early one morning, my sister and I sat side by side in beach chairs, watching her toddler try her 18-month-old best to eat sand. The … Continue reading

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New column: “Swimming lessons”

There is not much more important in the summertime South–and, really, anywhere in the world–than learning to swim. So that, fear, courage, swim teams and more in my column this week in The Greenville News. To read, click here.

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New column: “Summer house projects and the best laid plans”

Summer is a wide-open, fancy-free period of time just waiting to be filled with countless house projects. Right? Right? Ha. Well, I am always tempted to plan away when it comes to summer. This year, there are so many things … Continue reading

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New column: “Summer is good for the soul”

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about summer. Summertime, summertime–the most magical time of the year! When we think back on summer, or think forward, what do we see? What are you wishing for this summer? … 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: “Turn up the music”

This week, my column in The Greenville News is about the music of summer–those songs that take us back in time, and are meant to be turned up, and turned up LOUD. I hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click … 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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