Patti Ghezzi

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Patti Ghezzi

Patti Ghezzi is an Atlanta writer and mom, trying to balance it all without burning the house down. She used to knit, but her knitting bag has been collecting dust since her daughter came along. She is trying to live green, but the water shortage has her rethinking the whole cloth diaper thing. She won a couple of awards while covering education for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and founded the blog “Get Schooled, ” all of which seems like a lifetime ago. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts and a graduate degree in writing from Kennesaw State University. A Mississippi native, she once taught English in Japan and managed not to learn Japanese.

Stories by Patti Ghezzi

The practice of exchanging anniversary gifts dates back to the middle ages, with traditional gifts such as silver for the 25th anniversary...
I got my tattoo of a sun emblazoned on my ankle at age twenty-one. After a few years, I was sick of looking at it; I felt like I’d been wearing...
With my daughter going on three, I’ve had a couple years to observe young kids playing with—and ignoring—all kinds of toys. I...
We’re leaving for a beach vacation in two days and I’m worried it will rain the whole time. We desperately need this vacation. And we...
My daughter loves Sesame Street. While the trademark opening song plays, we see Elmo riding his tricycle … wearing a helmet. My sister is...
Believe it or not, good infomercial products do exist—products that are not rip-offs and that don’t break when you take them out of the...
In literature, a good mother is hard to find. Movies, too. Bad mothers make for more memorable characters. Think Angela Lansbury’s Mrs. Iselin...
I’ve gone against common sense many times to lose a few pounds, but I draw the line at drinking a mixture of cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and...
Selecting products for a new baby can be dizzying, thanks to marketers who love to inundate parents with brands, styles, and prices. An overabundance...
My friends lament their kids’ refusal to eat anything green, anything healthy, anything that doesn’t come in a package emblazoned with a...
President Obama just plain loves charter schools, calling them models of innovation and a key to lifting public education across the country....
In an effort to live green and eat healthfully, I invested in a local farm. With my year-long Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, I...
With the banking industry so immersed in the hot mess that is the economy, I’m poring over my statements and rethinking whom I do business with...
These days, I often hear parents lamenting the cost of the private schools they desperately want their children to attend. Many have scrimped and...
As predictable as a Thanksgiving turkey, kitchen products come along promising to make it easier to get dinner on the table. The hand-held mixer is...

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