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  • Keith: Mommy deserves all the credit

    June 14, 2014 - 9:15pm

    Around June 1 of every year, I start making a list of things I want for Father’s Day.

  • Hudson: Tweezers are girl’s best friend

    June 7, 2014 - 9:14pm

    Diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend. Tweezers are. Only nobody’s written a song about it. Yet.

  • Kelly: It’s just polyp fiction

    May 31, 2014 - 9:14pm

    Some dame had slipped me a mickey and stolen my clothes.

  • Keith: Boredom a luxury I can't afford

    May 17, 2014 - 9:15pm

    Last Saturday, my nine-year-old daughter Jordan gave me a sneak preview of what her upcoming summer vacation will be like in our house.

  • Hudson: Women have wisdom

    May 10, 2014 - 9:15pm

    I met my new BFF Wednesday. That’s when Frances Schultz, a Tarboro native, spoke to me — and about 1,000 other local ladies — at the Power of the Purse Luncheon.

  • Hudson: Give Peeps a chance

    April 19, 2014 - 9:15pm

    I’m a Peeps lover. There, I said it.

  • Grizzard: Finally, my husband listened

    April 12, 2014 - 9:15pm

    I always know the dog has been bad when my husband starts a sentence with, “Do you know what your dog did?

  • Keith: Unraveling social media

    April 5, 2014 - 9:15pm

    Along with the usual aches and pains, a sure sign that you’re getting older is when the trends of the day make absolutely no sense to you.

  • Hudson: It’s the little things

    March 15, 2014 - 9:15pm

    I can’t get my electric car seat back in the proper position, and I feel as if the earth is wobbling on its axis.

  • Grizzard: Needing to ask forgiveness

    March 8, 2014 - 10:15pm

    You would think that someone who is a few days shy of her 48th birthday would be a little old to find herself in the doghouse with her parents.

  • Keith: People say the darndest things

    March 1, 2014 - 10:15pm

    My wife and I recently started compiling a list of some of the questions and comments from people about our 2-year-old twins, Addison and Brody.

  • Grizzard: Not hanging up on landline

    February 8, 2014 - 10:15pm

    Call me old-fashioned, but even though all four members of our family have gotten cellphones, I have no plans to get rid of the landline.

  • Keith: Optimism a challenge

    February 1, 2014 - 10:15pm

    My wife tells me I’m a world-class pessimist. And in truth, I’ll admit that I have a tendancy to overlook the silver lining at times.

  • Hudson: Testing beauty products

    January 18, 2014 - 10:15pm

    No woman wants to hear her husband ask, “What’s wrong with your face?”As editor of Her... magazine, I’ve heard that question far too many times.

  • Grizzard: Cooking genes passed me by

    January 11, 2014 - 10:14pm

    For someone with my level of cooking ability, the news of a Velveeta shortage is enough to cause a meltdown.

  • Keith: Say ‘Merry Christmas’

    December 7, 2013 - 10:15pm

    Earlier this week, my daughter Jordan brought me this year’s letter to Santa Claus.

  • Hudson: Things I could do without

    November 16, 2013 - 10:15pm

    A number of my Facebook friends have been posting daily updates about what they are thankful for during the month of November. Amateurs.

  • Grizzard: Always hang up the phone

    November 9, 2013 - 10:15pm

    Poor Joe Biden. The man some have called the most entertaining vice president since Dan Quayle made election news last week for calling the wrong guy to congratulate him for winning the Boston mayor’s race.

  • Keith: Karma comes around each year

    November 2, 2013 - 9:14pm

    The further I get into the trenches of parenthood, the more I believe in karma: the belief that whatever you do will later come back to bite you in the rear when you least expect it.

  • Dorcent: Sometimes selfishness leads to healing

    October 26, 2013 - 9:15pm

    I never thought of myself as a selfish person. I’m one that listens and offers my assistance when I can.

  • Keith: A dog could be too much competition

    October 5, 2013 - 9:15pm

    Every few months, my 9-year-old daughter Jordan tells me how much she wants a dog and how her life will never “truly be complete” until she gets one.

  • Grizzard: Talk about death hard to swallow

    September 28, 2013 - 9:15pm

    While crunching my breakfast cereal the other morning, I came across the headline “Death Over Dinner.

  • Hudson: Refresher course in manners

    September 14, 2013 - 9:15pm

    It must be trendy to be ill-mannered in 2013 — because wherever I go I see folks who think the regulations of polite society don’t apply to them.

  • Laundry might be key to wedded bliss

    September 7, 2013 - 9:15pm

    In a few weeks, my wife and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary.

  • Durham: Life on other end of the state

    August 10, 2013 - 9:14pm

    Mars Hill It’s different here.

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