Blog Post, Single Momhood

The only thing we have to fear is … teenagers

This week's column for It's a Southern Thing is about things we fear in the South. It was inspired by a Facebook post about a crazy-ass woodpecker that sets off people's trypophobia. You can read the new column by clicking here. The post reminded me of a little piece I wrote for "Fairly Odd Mother:… Continue reading The only thing we have to fear is … teenagers

Blog Post, Single Momhood

Bless millennials’ little hearts … but bless their mamas hearts more

I am in a really good place right now with Baby Girl, who is 25. I am quite brilliant, give on-point advice and usually have a credit card that’s not at its limit.. I’m woke, y’all (See? I’m even current on my slang). This stage of motherhood is second only to her early childhood when… Continue reading Bless millennials’ little hearts … but bless their mamas hearts more

Blog Post, Single Momhood, Southern Stuff

A Southern girl will always need her daddy

I made this for Meme Friday in honor of my dad, Charles Caldwell, who died in 2008 at the age of 68. When he died, I was 42 years old and I was an orphan. Funny how no matter how old you are, when your parents are gone, you feel adrift, like you're swimming without… Continue reading A Southern girl will always need her daddy