Tag Archives: parenting

New column: “Christmas ornaments can tell the story of a life”

Every stood by your Christmas tree, looking at all the ornaments, and been besieged by memory? Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about those ornaments, and the stories they tell. I hope you enjoy, and if you do, … Continue reading

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New column: “Watching kids might be the cure for the Christmas blues”

Hi, folks. Forgot to post the link to Thursday’s column. I blame it on Finals week at the College where I teach. Or the fact that my toddler’s only slept through the night twice in the past four months. This … Continue reading

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New column: “Loving college football is a Southern family tradition”

Today’s new column in The Greenville News is all about Southerners’–and my–collective obsession with college football. This love has certainly changed over the years, from the time I was a kid tossing a football with my buddies in Clemson University’s … Continue reading

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Today’s Newspaper Column: “When you read to your children, you open up the whole of the world”

Hi, all! Today’s column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about reading to your kids, some of my favorite children’s books, parenting, and life in general. I do hope you enjoy, and if you do, I hope … Continue reading

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New column: “Confessions from the parent pick-up posse”

Hi, all! This week’s column is up online at The Greenville News. It’s all about revelations from the elementary parent pick-up line. Hope you enjoy! To read, click here.

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New newspaper column: “In defense of homemade Halloween costumes”

Hi, all! Today’s newspaper column is up at The Greenville News, and it’s all about Halloween, childhood, parenthood, and homemade (or not) costumes. I do hope you enjoy, and if you do, I hope you’ll share! Read it here.

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New Column: Elk Tailgating & We Have a Book Giveaway Winner!

Hi, all! Two things: 1.) My newest column is up online at The Greenville News. This one’s all about Fall, family, being outside, and visiting the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s coolest residents–the elk! Read it … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimmage Day 4: MFA Graduation & We Hit the Road!

It’s laughable how long it’s taking me to post about my literary pilgrimmage through New England and on down the east coast back to Western North Carolina. Especially considering it happened in JULY. But such is life. Here are the links … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Two New Newspaper Columns

Hi, all, Well, what with my oldest starting kindergarten last week, the Labor Day Weekend, and my youngest starting preschool, I have been remiss about posting the links to my last two newspaper columns. Here they are, and I hope … Continue reading

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Firsts

Today my oldest daughter started kindergarten. She woke up at 6 a.m., bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. We made pancakes, packed her Wonder Woman lunchbox and got her school supplies gathered up, then walked to school as a family. She was fine. … Continue reading

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