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Nailed it

Nailed it

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time for reflection on all that we are thankful for, and gathering with friends and family that are dear to us. And, of course, a chance to eat yummy food. Every year, I host a large Friendsgiving. I love to cook, love to host friends at […]

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November 1, 2019 | By More
Cryptozoology files: The catarachnid

Cryptozoology files: The catarachnid

October is, and always will be, my favorite month of the year. The leaves turning every shade of autumn and falling in plenitudes, swirling at your feet on those brisk morning walks we all tell ourselves we will take. There is just something about October that gives even the most negative Nancy a warm and […]

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October 1, 2019 | By More
Have squirrel, will travel

Have squirrel, will travel

Those who know me well, know that I love to travel. Anywhere. Everywhere. I love exploring small towns in Arkansas, big cities all around the world, and everywhere in between. But often, my travel adventures include dealing with flights and airports and all of the inconveniences that can arise from them. I have experienced longer […]

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September 1, 2019 | By More
Sweet, sweet summertime

Sweet, sweet summertime

With the sun shining brightly, the cool waters of swimming holes refreshingly flushed, and vines and bushes teeming with ripe berries and melons of every variety, summer is easily my favorite time of year. My son also revels in the relaxed schedule of the summer months. But because he is an only child, and his […]

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August 1, 2019 | By More
Pops is the tops

Pops is the tops

Every year, about the time that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day rolls around, I interview about a dozen kids and ask them a few questions about their parents. I have always been fascinated by what their little minds latch on to, their opinions about their moms’ and dads’ habits and tendencies, and what memories stand […]

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July 1, 2019 | By More
All about mom

All about mom

I am always so curious as to what most children think of their mother; what she does all day, things she says and habits she has, what she looks like, and what they think her own childhood was like. I am forever entertained and endeared by their answers. I interviewed several kids about their mom, […]

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June 1, 2019 | By More
Southern is as Southern speaks

Southern is as Southern speaks

To be Southern or not to be Southern… That is the question. On a recent trip to Baltimore, Maryland, I encountered a whole new kind of “Southern” culture and dialect. Considering how long I was on an airplane headed north, I sure didn’t think iI was anywhere close to the American South. However, once I […]

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May 1, 2019 | By More
Never take candy from strangers

Never take candy from strangers

Easter is a time for replenishment and renewal, new beginnings and gratefulness. Stores are lined with flowers, pastels, every variety of marshmallow animals, and your favorite chocolate bar reshaped into egg form. The vast array of plastic eggs is also quite impressive. One year, Raff and I were invited to attend a large Easter egg […]

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April 1, 2019 | By More
A good sport

A good sport

As my son gets older, his interest in the games he used to love has waned — hide and seek, tickle monster, and duck-duck-goose are a thing of the past. When he asks me to play with him nowadays, he usually wants me to dare him to drink or eat a gross concoction of items […]

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March 1, 2019 | By More
New year, new me

New year, new me

Oh, how often I have said those words to myself. I love to make New Year’s resolutions because it gives me the ambition and inspiration that I need to make changes. Sometimes I wind up neglecting certain resolutions after a few weeks, but I consider a little bit of improvement better than none at all. […]

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February 1, 2019 | By More