Tag Archives: parenting

New column: “April’s forecast: sunny with a chance of grumpy”

April isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So this, spring, life, poetry, and more, in my newspaper column this week. Hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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New column: “A trip down memory lane”

My newspaper column this week is about a trip my cousin and I took down memory lane, to our old stomping grounds at Clemson University. It’s also about college, memory, family, parenting, and more. I hope y’all enjoy it! To … Continue reading

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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: “What I’m reading and watching this winter: ‘Finding Your Roots’ and more”

Hi, folks. Last week, I mentioned somewhere and to someone that the week had been a doozy. This week heard me say it, and is currently laughing in my face. We are battling influenza, lost gemstones, children staging WWIII instead … Continue reading

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New column: “‘Thank you’ notes, and the case for gentility”

Hi, all. My most recent newspaper column is about “thank you” notes, gentility, parenting, the modern world, and my being tired. (Just kidding about the last one. Or not.) I hope y’all enjoy it. To read, click here.

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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: “Winter is a time to dream”

Winter is my favorite time to be a writer. As the winter landscape silvers and chills, my mind–and imagination–seem to open that much wider. So this, and more, in my newspaper column this week. To read, click here.

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New column: “Resolved: to recognize the reality of New Year’s resolutions”

For this week’s newspaper column, I give you a tongue-twister of a title. A column about New Year’s resolutions, and what they really are. Or something like that. (Please forgive me, we had a two-hour school delay today, and I’m … Continue reading

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