Published Work

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Literary Magazines and Journals

Parhelion Literary Magazine – “Motherhood: Some Serious Shit” – May 2019

Parhelion Literary Magazine – “Myrtle and Me” – February 2019

Morsella Magazine  – “Connected” – April 2018

Life In 10 Minutes Project:

“Motherhood” – January 2019

“Don’t Read the Comments” – May 2018

“The Eyes” – February 2018

“How to Grieve the Loss of a Sister” – June 2017

“Right Now” – February 2017

“Deck the Halls” – December 2016

“Angie” – November 2016

“I Remember” – December 2015

Feature Articles:

Richmond Family Magazine – “Big Kids Do Cry…And That’s Okay!” – June/July 2019

Boomer Magazine – “Strange’s: Traditions Rooted in Richmond Soil” – June 2019

Richmond Family Magazine – “Prioritizing Parental Wellness” – January/February 2019

Richmond Family Magazine – “Be a Better Homework Helper” – October 2018

Richmond Family Magazine – “Why ‘Great Job’ Isn’t What Kids Need to Hear” – July 2018

Richmond Family Magazine – “Building Parent-Teacher Partnerships” – October 2017

Country Woman – “Reaping Kindness” – April/May 2017

Mysterious Ways (a Guideposts publication) – “A Child’s Game Revealed a Comforting Sign from Heaven” – August/September 2016

Farm and Ranch Living – “Back Home Again” – August/September 2011

Living in South Carolina – “Hometown Proud in Conway” – January 2006

Chicken Soup for the Soul Essays:

Teens Talk Middle School  – “Dirty Little Fingers”  – November 2008

My Resolution  – “The Best Goal He Never Reached” –   December 2008

Campus Chronicles  – “I Survived PSYC 497”  – April 2009

All in the Family *published under a pseudonym –   October 2009

True Love  – “Love at First Flight”  – December 2009

Thanks Dad  – “My Unfair Father”  – April 2010

Shaping the New You  – “Lightening My Load”  – December 2010

“My Friends Are Losers”

New Moms  – “Gestation Citations” –  March 2011

Grandmothers  – “Staying with Mammie”  – March 2011

My Dog’s Life  – “My Purpose”  – April 2011

Food and Love  – “Mammie’s Meatloaf” –  November 2011

Married Life  – “Happy Anniversary”  – June 2012

Parenthood  – “No Me in Mommy”  – March 2013

“Sleepless Nights”

Inspiration for Writers  – “Stickler for Details”  – May 2013

Miraculous Messages  – “A Gift from the Sky”  – October 2013

Just Us Girls –  “Tooty and Me”  – November 2013

Reboot Your Life –  “Running for My Life”  – September 2014

For Mom With Love  – “Sleepless Nights” –  March 2016

Inspiration for Teachers –  “Practicing What I Teach”  – April 2017

Grandparents  – “Mammie’s Doll Babies”  – March 2019

Running For Good – “Christmas in July”- June 2019

Prairie Times

“I Pressed the Button” – April 2018

“We Love You Miss Hannigan” – July 2018

“A Lesson from a Student” – November 2018

“Competing Against Myself” – March 2019

“Old Dog Smell” – April 2019

Sasee Magazine

“The Lucky Ones” Oct./Nov. 2005

“All the Time in the World” November 2007

“4-Given, 4-Gotten, 4-Ever” March 2008

“Love: Blown Out of Proportion” July 2008

“Miss Hilarious” October 2008

“Christmas Magic” December 2008

“It’s Gonna Be Alright” February 2009

“Tooty & Me” April 2009

“What Did You Say?” July 2009

“One of Us” August 2009

“The Face of a Fan” October 2009

“Mammie’s Meatloaf” November 2009

“A Game of Dominoes” January 2010

“A Father-Daughter Equation” February 2010

“Conception Questions” March 2010

“The First Car I Earned” May 2010

“Smoke and Memories” June 2010

“Nighttime Intruder” September 2010

“A Garden of Friends” October 2010

“Knowing David” November 2010

“Memories of Miller & Rhoads” December 2010

“A New Kind of Organized” February 2011

“Green Mountain State of Mind” May 2011

“Fashionably Challenged” June 2011

“Farmer on the Dell” July 2011

“Walking Side by Side” August 2011

“No Me in Mommy” October 2011

“A Good Lunch” November 2011

“Degrees of Regret” January 2012

“Why I Teach” February 2012

“Rain on My Wedding Day” April 2012

“My Fairy Tale” June 2012

“Running for My Life” July 2012

“Where’s the Pause Button?” August 2012

“Mommy Van Gogh” September 2012

“Cute Little House” October 2012

“Time to Play” November 2012

“A Good Time to Lose” February 2013

“Bloom Where You’re Planted” March 2013

“I’m Baby Evan” June 2013

“Worth the Price” July 2013

“Submit It & Forget It” September 2013

“Consuming with Caution” November 2013

“A Real Baby in the Manger” December 2013

“Mommy Mush Brain” January 2014

“My Rock” April 2014

“Mom on the Front Lines” May 2014

“Bursting at the Seams” June 2014

“Inside Dog” August 2014

“Alone Together” October 2014

“Don’t Ask the Experts” November 2014

“When Skies Are Grey” September 2015

“Enough Stuff” October 2015

“One Day” March 2016

“Another Mammie Story” May 2016

“Our Real House” June 2016

“Practicing What I Teach” January 2017

“Soul Deep” May 2017

“Why We Run” July 2017

“Ride the Bull” August 2017

“Girls’ Day” September 2017

“Hot Dogs for Lunch” January 2018

“Why I Go Camping” November 2018

“Becoming a Redskins Fan” December 2018

“Weathering the Storm” January 2019

“Rose-Colored Glasses” March 2019

“Heir to Facial Hair” June 2019

Other Publications

Skirt! Magazine – “Runaway Employee” – March 2006

She! Magazine – “The Joy of Remembering” – December 2005

She! Magazine – “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire” – January 2006

South Carolina Woman – “A Woman You Need to Meet” – February – April 2006

Transitions Magazine – “Rod Gragg” – February 2006