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Your children will thank you in the end
May 4, 2016 – 12:17 am | No Comment
Your children will thank you in the end | Test

When my daughter was 3 years old, I sent a special Mother’s Day card to my mom, thanking her for all the things I couldn’t remember.

The flower giver
May 3, 2016 – 12:09 am | No Comment
The flower giver | Test

There he was — every Sunday — with a handful of posies, smiling with the look of a boy bringing them to his teacher.

Steven Bradley: My love-hate relationship with the NFL Draft
April 30, 2016 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Steven Bradley: My love-hate relationship with the NFL Draft | Test

They say you should find something good in each day.

“Because of construction …”
April 30, 2016 – 12:13 am | No Comment
“Because of construction …” | Test

“Because of construction …” Those words echo through the loudspeakers of many subway trains daily.

Clear and present danger with no solution?
April 30, 2016 – 12:08 am | No Comment
Clear and present danger with no solution? | Test

On March 5, I posted an article here describing my dissatisfaction with Duke Energy’s callousness in regard to an incident that not only posed a financial burden for me, but also a potentially life-threatening situation for all its customers.

Life at Collins Home
April 29, 2016 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Life at Collins Home | Test

Over the past month, we’ve said goodbye to four of our children — one went to a pre-adoptive family, one to an adoptive family and two were reunited with their mom.

Keeping kids safe
April 28, 2016 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Keeping kids safe | Test

Welcome to Safe Kids Upstate’s new monthly column in The Journal.

Making ripples: No longer stuck
April 28, 2016 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Making ripples: No longer stuck | Test

Ripple of One has helped me moved forward and get out of being stuck.

Common Ground: Some things are built to last
April 27, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Common Ground: Some things are built to last | Test

I still remember standing in an outfitter’s store in Charleston 10 years ago arguing, or rather debating, with my husband about our daughter’s first school backpack.
In a few weeks, Sage would start first grade and …

Getting fit
April 26, 2016 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Getting fit | Test

Ah! I do remember the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, when I became excited about a gym membership.