Two is plenty for this full house

Two is plenty for this full house

Every now and then, whether it be from a friend or family member, my husband and I are asked when people can expect the next little member of the Stri...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


Disagree with facts, not misinformation

An outspoken and vitriolic reaction has arisen of late concerning the “bathroom issue” and the LGBT community in the United States since t...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


My favorite thing about the South is …

My favorite thing about the South is …

In the course of my job, it is often required of me to attend various press conferences and company meetings, briefings and updates. It’s just p...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Election turning into reality TV

Election turning into reality TV

Has anyone else noticed how the GOP Presidential race has begun to resemble reality TV?Front-runner Donald Trump, a veteran of reality TV with his sho...

April 27th, 2016 |  


A magnificent obsession to have

A magnificent obsession to have

I am obsessed with Camp iRock. It’s no secret. I love to watch brilliant teachers work their magic with struggling readers. My colleagues make f...

April 26th, 2016 |  


A lesson in kid logic

A lesson in kid logic

As a mother, I find myself saying the most bizarre things: “Don’t throw a shark at your brother!” “Yes, you have to wear pants...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Man behind the trees was a newspaper man

Every year on the last Friday of April, Americans across the country take a moment to recognize the importance of trees in our lives as we celebrate A...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Make sure your dollars are used wisely

Make sure your dollars are used wisely

It has been estimated Americans donated some $350 million to charities in 2014 without a clue how the money is handled or spent. Seeing as how I am bi...

April 26th, 2016 |  


I am truly blessed and grateful

I am truly blessed and grateful

Sometimes we don’t know how fortunate we are when it comes to our own lives and I have to say, after last Friday I have seen how fortunate I mys...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Politicians and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Far more than a mere chance to don a teal ribbon and say you support survivors, the month is a critical time ...

April 26th, 2016 |