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Things my Southern mama taught me

The excerpt below is from a column about mom-shaming that appeared on It’s a Southern Thing last week. Click here to read the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. When I picture my mother, she is smiling. Always. I don’t know whether it’s because that’s how she looked… Continue reading Things my Southern mama taught me

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New book sneak peek: Nation’s oldest public folk art in Georgia

I have a book coming out before Christmas that will be a guide to Southern oddities (The History Press). It will be the perfect accompaniment for road trips through the South. Below is one of the stories that will be in the book about Pope's Store Museum:  There is no parking lot, no sign, or… Continue reading New book sneak peek: Nation’s oldest public folk art in Georgia

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There be giants in Dallas, Ga.: A Muffler Man & Uniroyal Gal taller than Sweetums

Sweetums is like a little boy when we come across roadside giants – perhaps because he so rarely sees figures that are taller than his 6-foot-7 frame. We recently made a road trip through Georgia and made a quick side-stop on the way home in the city of Dallas for the sole purpose of seeing… Continue reading There be giants in Dallas, Ga.: A Muffler Man & Uniroyal Gal taller than Sweetums

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Only your mama n’im should be allowed to mom-shame

The excerpt below is from a column about mom-shaming that appeared on It's a Southern Thing last week. Click here to read the full column now, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. I am feeling pretty sorry for Pink right about now. I know what you’re thinking – why should I… Continue reading Only your mama n’im should be allowed to mom-shame

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Your mom needs ‘Fairly Odd Mother’ and ‘Not Quite Right’ for Mother’s Day

If your mom doesn't have a copy my first humor book, "Fairly Odd Mother: Musings of a Slightly Off Southern Mom," now's the time to correct that little problem. It was my first collection of humor columns and features lots and lots of parenting humor. My second collection, "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of… Continue reading Your mom needs ‘Fairly Odd Mother’ and ‘Not Quite Right’ for Mother’s Day