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Of all the things I’ve learned so far on this publishing adventure, the one that keeps rearing its ugly head is the fact that self-promotion is weird and uncomfortable. more

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My 5-year-old daughter Sela recently caught a lizard in our backyard and begged to bring it inside so it could be cozy. more

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There’s a pledge floating around Facebook called “Wait Until 8th.” Maybe you’ve seen it. The idea is that parents pledge to not give their children a smartphone until they’re in eighth grade. more

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The City of Homewood continues to be blessed. At the end of January, I had the opportunity to present my Annual State of the City Address at The Club. more

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Before I had kids, one of my favorite things in the winter was to have an afternoon — or even just a couple hours — with absolutely nothing to do. more

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Whether we consider ourselves glass-half-full or glass-half-empty, I think many of us flawed humans are naturally hardwired to negativity. more

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When I tell people I’m a writer, that it’s what I do with my time when I’m not holding up flashcards or cooking dinner, they tend to get starry-eyed. more

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On my way to publishing “The Hideaway,” I sent out 70 query letters to literary agents. Of those 70, I received 41 rejection letters. more

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Lately, my kids have been curious about and interested in the idea of falling in love, getting married and what my and Matt’s wedding was like. more

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For seven years now, we’ve been able to mostly avoid cable TV shows for our kids. more

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Usually by this part of the summer, I’m ready for the start of school — or at least the coming of a new season. more

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Olivia Rouse, a rising 10th grader at Homewood High School, interned with The Homewood Star and its sister papers this summer. more

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Ordinary Days By Lauren Denton more

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Finding empowerment in songs for Kate more

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A little over four years ago, I started writing down what we did each day. Nothing too detailed, just a line or two noting both significant happenings (Sela slept through the night!) and insignificant ones (exercise class, Publix, cleaned the house). more

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Each week at school, my youngest daughter Sela’s teachers help her and her classmates memorize a simple verse. more

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