Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shifting over to My Author Website (possibly permanently)

Hi, folks, Just wanted to let y'all know that I'm shifting content from here over to my author website: This is temporary, but may be a permanent move. Blogger has been giving me headaches and I can't seem to fix the format. To see all my recent posts, including today's newspaper column--which is about a childhood, Southern summers, and regaining some of that summer magic, go">here. I've been blogging solely at my author site since April, so please feel free to catch up!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Column for Thursday, Mar. 28th - Spring Cleaning & Book Sharing

For a peak at today’s newspaper column, “Spring cleaning means sharing books,” go here. Anybody else have a book problem? Or dreams of a fantasy library? Or, for that matter, a spouse who makes you give away your books? * Photo by Paula Player Photography.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Newspaper Column for March 20: "To ma'am or not to ma'am?"

Hi, all! Here’s the link to my newest column in The Greenville News, “To ma’am or not to ma’am.” I’m interested in how y’all were raised. Did you say “ma’am” and “sir” growing up? Did or do you teach your kids to? Is this a cultural thing? Oh, the trials of teaching manners to preschoolers…. Hope you enjoy, and if you do, please share!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Well done, Sister Suffragette!"
My newest newspaper column is up at The Greenville News!

I'm particularly proud of this one, which celebrates Women's History Month, Mary Poppins, and the suffragettes.

I hope you enjoy it. And if you do, I hope you'll share!

Have a wonderful weekend, all.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What I'm Giving Up for Lent
For Lent this year, I've decided to give up three things. They are as follows:

1. Cheddar cheese

This is a true test of my discipline. I am a cheese-aholic. Just ask my husband. But I am weak, and didn't think I could give up cheese entirely for 40 days. So it's the cheddar that's getting the ax.

2. Zulily

Have you checked out this discount site for moms, babies and kids? I hesitate to even mention it, it's so addicting. It's got clothes for you and the little (and not so little) ones, shoes (my major fashion weakness), home goods, playground equipment, kitchenware, and so much more. Too many Zulily packages have been arriving at my door lately. And so it's no shopping--window or otherwise--for me until after Easter.

3. Facebook

I'm actually not on Facebook that much. However, a good friend gave me the idea of giving it up for Lent. So, I'm setting it aside for the duration. One caveat: I will post every Thursday, and only on Thursday, when my newest newspaper column comes out. Girl's got to put food on the table.

But today is Fat Tuesday, so I hope you all eat, drink, and are very merry! Catch you on the flip side.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday Newspaper Column - Feb. 27, 2014

Hi, all!

Here's the link to my newest column at The Greenville News. Hope you enjoy!

Also: The Greenville News is asking folks to tag them on Twitter (@GreenvilleNews) and Facebook and Instagram with your own memories and photos of The Big Snow of 1988.