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Sarah Stewart Holland is a writer and eighth-generation Kentuckian. She blogs about parenting, politics and her small town life at bluegrass redhead and is the co-founder of Salt & Nectar, a cross-country lifestyle blog. Sarah likes her bourbon on ice, her romantic dramas with a British accent and her iPhone fully charged.

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The Parenting Resolution I Make Every Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:41 PM

I was cleaning out my junk drawer, a thankless task that always reveals the less flattering aspects of my life I'd rather keep hidden. Projects neglected. Maintenance forgotten. Guilty pleasures stashed away.

This time was no different. The first one I pulled out I didn't think too much about....

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An Argument Against Canceling Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 2:31 PM

A few weeks ago, I posted this status update on Facebook:

PSA for Paducah parents: in a fit of hormonal honesty, I just told Griffin that Santa has never really skipped a kid for bad behavior and that every kid gets presents. ‪#‎dontbelievethehypekids‬ ‪#‎sorrynotsorry‬

My poor little serious eldest son...

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Die Entscheidung, meinen Namen zu ändern, hätte fast meine Verlobung beendet

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 11:09 AM

Die engagierte internationale Anwältin Amal Alamuddin heiratete kürzlich einen Filmstar und heißt nun Amal Clooney. Ein Umstand, der die Debatte darüber, ob eine Frau nach der Heirat ihren Namen ändern sollte, wieder einmal heftig entfachte.

Ich traf meine diesbezügliche Entscheidung, indem ich meine Brautjungfern im Auto auf dem Weg zum...

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The Decision to Change My Name Almost Ended My Engagement

(446) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 5:08 PM

The hard-charging international barrister Amal Alamuddin recently married a movie star and changed her name to Amal Clooney, reigniting the age-old feminist debate over whether or not a woman should change her name upon marriage.

My decision to change my name came down to a simple majority vote conducted among...

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I Take My Children to Church Even Though I Have My Doubts

(25) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 6:40 PM

Me and church have been on a break... a 10-year long break.

I thought it was a permanent split. Apparently it isn't, because for the last two weeks, the Holland family has been going to church.

I grew up in a Baptist church. For most of my...

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Why I'm Glad My Mom Is Not My Friend

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 11:03 AM

My mother has told me the story a million times. I was only a couple of days old and asleep in my room. Laying in her own bed, my mother was worried about how quiet I was. What if I had stopped breathing?

Then she decided that if I...

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My Ultrasound Tech Got it Wrong -- TWICE

(9) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 1:52 PM

"It's a boy, yes?" she said with a thick accent and a smile.

"No. It's a girl."

"No, it's a boy," she stated matter-of-factly. There I was, two thousand miles from home, seven months pregnant, and arguing with a Mexican ultrasound tech about the gender of my child.

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I Might Not Send My Kids to College

(945) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 12:43 PM

Recently, I was at dinner with a group of friends, several of whom were mothers. As is often the case, the conversation had turned to the education system. We were discussing testing and home schooling and teachers, when another friend -- who does not yet have children -- asked me...

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