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Q: Our 14-year-old daughter has difficulty controlling her anger. She has extreme outbursts fairly frequently here at home - screaming, cursing, and even throwing things when she doesn't get her way. She appears to have no respect for us and very little consideration for her two younger siblings.

June 02, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

For some reason, Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

June 02, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

The majority of us are either afraid of snakes or spiders, sometimes both. My wife will not come near a spider in the house and refuses to believe they serve a purpose other than terrifying her. From the reports of citizens across the state, the Brown Recluse Spider seems to be very, very active.

June 02, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

Back in the autumn, just as the leaves began to hint of the enchanting oranges, yellows, and reds to come, we took a Monday off and headed

May 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

Summer is a hot time for weed control issues. One of the main concerns I get from homeowners is how to control all of the vines that start to grow up through our ornamental plants. The three main weedy vines we see in our landscapes are greenbriar, Virginia creeper and poison ivy. All of these can be controlled when treated properly.

May 26, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

My mother was a most unusual woman for her generation. She divorced my father when I was 3, went to college and eventually obtained a Ph.D. in plant morphology when women were not heartily welcomed by the nearly all-male faculties of university science programs. She also taught at the university level, and was well-published in her field. I could go on, but suffice to say she was a Renaissance woman. All that aside, when it came to being a mother she was typical for her day and time.

May 26, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week - and sometimes not a day - went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.

May 19, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

In south Georgia, we are never more than a few days from a drought. Although we had plenty of rain in April, it can become very dry, very quickly. A pest that causes problems in turfgrass and seems to enjoy the drought like conditions is the chinch bug.

May 19, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: We have two children, ages 9 and 5, and are considering adopting a third, perhaps an older child, even a teenager. Do you have any advice for us?

May 19, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

A friend said something the other day that has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She's soon to turn 70 and this is what she said:

May 12, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

The dogwood is a very recognizable tree in south Georgia and is adaptive to many different soil types. It likes well-drained soils high in organic matter. You do not see dogwoods growing in poorly-drained soils in woods environments. They need good soil drainage and protection from drought.

May 12, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


I could be wrong

I have a personal philosophy about funerals and it is this: If at all possible, always attend a funeral for someone you knew. My faith tells me that. Now this may not be what all Christians see in their faith, but I see it.

May 12, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: My husband and I need your advice. We are parents to one adult daughter who has three children ages 10, 7, and 4. They live about three hours away and up until two years ago we saw them fairly often. Our visits were often very uncomfortable, however, because she and her husband do not discipline the children. As a consequence, they are rude, sassy, and disrespectful. They have no respect whatsoever for adult

May 12, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

Our knockout roses in the front lawn of our office have become damaged since blooming this spring. We have noticed several "brown spots" on them, and our first thought was "I thought this plant was indestructible!" While these roses are known for holding up to insect and disease pressure, they, like every plant, are still susceptible to damage.

May 05, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It was at lunch after a morning revival service last summer that a few of us sat around, munching on Southern casseroles and talking about one of the most memorable mothers any of us had ever known.

May 05, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


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Living with children

With increasing frequency over the past 10 years or so, parents have asked me various questions about homeschooling, all pretty much boiling down to "Should ...

July 28, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

Southerners tend to collect stories. And, we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.

July 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A note from UGA Extension

Turning one's yard into a suitable habitat for birds is not difficult. Designing landscapes that provide birds with their five essential needs:

July 28, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second ...

July 22, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A world from UGA Extension

Several pests are popping up in the landscape during these hot days of summer and residents are asking how to control them. Some may need ...

July 22, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It was somewhere near the end of summer when it just come to me that perhaps my writing days were over. That it was time ...

July 22, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says ...

July 14, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

There's not a day goes by that I don't think of Mama and do something the way she taught me to do it.

July 14, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

"I have several holes in area of my yard and I think this happened overnight. What could have caused these holes?" This is not an ...

July 14, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

One of the most common of complaints from today's parents is "we've tried everything." They refer, of course, to having tried numerous approaches ...

July 07, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It is a blessing of a life to know common man philosophers. Those people, though not formally educated, who are plenty smart when it comes ...

July 07, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

Insects are among the oldest, numerous and most successful animals on earth. In your backyard, there are probably 1,000 insects at a given time ...

July 07, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine. He tells us he's been using for the past several months, smoking two to ...

June 30, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It is, I believe, a distinct and unique trait of the South the way we carry on long conversations with people we are passing in ...

June 30, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

In agriculture, the more you learn, the less you know. Many farmers will tell you this. No season is the same, and you learn something ...

June 30, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


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