My Newspaper Columns

From 1992 – 2000, I wrote a humorous column for my hometown paper, the Danville Register & Bee, published in Danville, Va. The columns were about the struggles and triumphs of raising seven children. Or as they said, “You always make us look stupid.” My reply was that I didn’t make the stuff up, I just wrote about it.”

When they started leaving home for college, life got a little calmer and I returned to school, so I took a break from column writing. I took it up again in 2009, telling my husband that he would have to do plenty of stupid stuff I could write about. So far I’ve had plenty of subject matter.

To access my columns of the last couple of years, go to and scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Site Search.” Type in “7XMOM,” and you should get plenty of columns to read.

Here are a few links to get you started:

Why does it take me so long to decide to buy a magazine, y’all?

I don’t need to know everything, even if I am a nosy reporter.

What do airplanes, daydreams, and bald cats have in common?