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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 ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

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. » Read More
A note from UGA Extension

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: » Read More
Living with children

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 ... » Read More
A world from UGA Extension

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 ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

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 ... » Read More
Living with children

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 ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

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. » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

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 ... » Read More
Living with children

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 ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

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 ... » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

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 ... » Read More
Living with children

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 ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

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 ... » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

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 ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied. » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

A word from UGA Extension

I have had several calls this past week about issues with tomatoes. Many of the issues are disease related, while some are insect damage or ... » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

Q: My 24-month-old is constantly wanting to be in her newborn baby brother's face, poking and touching him. How can I help her with ... » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

Q: Our 8-year-old daughter tries to manipulate us and her siblings (she is the youngest of three) with emotional outbursts and whining when things don ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

It happens all the time. Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy. » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

A word from UGA Extension

I have had several calls this past week about tree health and diagnosing tree issues. Disease is usually the first culprit in the homeowner's ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

One day over lunch, a friend and I were talking about the murderous felons we know as Tink quietly listened. » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

A word from UGA Extension

Bagworms are caterpillars that make distinctive "spindle-shaped" bags on a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs throughout Georgia. They have been known to attack both ... » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

Two months ago, I conducted a two-day small-group "parent retreat" during which I talked about, among other things, the legitimacy and power of "because I ... » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

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 ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

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 ... » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

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 ... » Read More


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