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Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

In the South, everyone has a story. Every name is followed by a few sentences or paragraphs. No one is known by name alone. » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

A word from UGA Extension

What do roaches need to call your home their home? » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

A father tells me that he tries to give his son, age 5 and an only child, everything he wants because he wants his son ... » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

In a recent column, I referred to "attachment parenting babble," which is to say, I called a spade a spade. The column in question concerned ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

It was in Oxford, Miss., that it come to me so clearly. I knew it, of course. I had known it since I was a ... » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

A word from UGA Extension

We are fast approaching fall and we will soon see ads and products that tell you to Winterize your lawn. This is not something we ... » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

Q: Our 17-year-old has completely fallen apart! In less than a year, he's gone from being an outstanding honors student, athlete, and well-mannered young ... » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

A word from UGA Extension

I visited with a farmer this past week about an issue with the grass in his pastures. When we have issues in the lawn they ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

It takes a lot of time to be the proper Southerner, the kind respected for thoughtfulness and kindness. In fact, it takes so much time ... » Read More
Living with children

Living with children

This is a story about how quickly parents, if they are determined enough, can make significant change in parenting policy. » Read More
A word from UGA Extension

A word from UGA Extension

When I wrote the article on holes a few weeks ago, I barely mentioned one of the more important holes in the landscape. At first ... » Read More
Dixie Diva

Dixie Diva

When I was 6, the boy with hair the color of cotton and eyes tinted sapphire came to live with us. He was the same ... » Read More
Living with children

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


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