Nonfiction Writing

Touch

September 17, 2013

I have a very touchy family, and I mean that in a good way. I touch my kids every time they are within arm’s reach whether it’s a touch on the shoulder, a pat on the back, or poke in the ribs. My husband and I are the same way. And I love it. Tweet

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A world of wedding traditions

September 3, 2013

Glancing through the headlines this weekend, I came across a fun article on CNN about wedding traditions around the globe. From golden dresses with fish embroidery to the physical binding together of hands, I found these traditions to be an interesting difference from the American “something borrowed, something blue.” Tweet

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Southern roots and the N-word

July 26, 2013

Born and raised in Texas, my southern roots run deep. Racism is still fresh enough in the town where my parents live that my folks can show me where the segregated schools were, the “colored” water fountain, and where each race was expected to worship on Sunday morning. I have tried to abandon the labeling […]

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Chores: How young it too young?

July 19, 2013

Parents establish cleanliness habits from a young age. We teach our kids to take a bath, wash their hair, brush their teeth, and how to take care of their toileting needs because we know that establishing these habits young will make them routine as they grow older. Chores, however, are not as cut-and-dry. At what […]

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Extended Life Anniversary

July 15, 2013

About this time 10 years ago, I was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital waiting for another update on my father-in-law. I was pregnant with my first full-term child, and there was a very real possibility that she would never meet her grandfather. Tweet

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Massage Wisdom (Part 2 of 2)

July 12, 2013

On Tuesday I shared the wisdom given to me by an amazing masseuse. Based on his insight and my personal experience, I’ve been brainstorming what we, as women, can do to help ourselves move forward from our stress spiral. What I have put together is a rather simple idea, and I’d love your feedback. Tweet

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Heartbeat of the Home

June 17, 2013

As the mother of three young kids, my family seems to live in a revolving state of chaos. This wekend the friction was higher than usual. I was frustrated with my kids for not cleaning their rooms after I asked them to, the kids were mad at me for taking away their TV time, my […]

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