Tag Archives: parenting

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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New column: “‘Keep the change, ya filthy animal’”

Lately, I’ve been channeling the cranky old mobster from the film “Home Alone.” That and more in my most recent newspaper column. I sure hope y’all enjoy it! To read, click here.

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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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