Vanessa Infanzon

Freelance Writer

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Three Mothers, Separated by 2,000 Miles, Are Bound by Love for Their Kids


Lacey Williams and her partner, Laura Maschal, were shopping for holiday decorations at Target in December 2011 when Williams’ phone rang.

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A Mom Who Gave All Kids a Chance to Dance


When Kim Smith's 5-year-old daughter reached out to another child at the playground one day and asked, "Hold hands?" Kim cried. Find this story in the print copy of the May 2019 issue of Good Housekeeping.

A Writer Traces the Origin of Her NoDa House


“IT’S PERFECT.” I let it slip out my mouth as we open the screen door to a house on 37th Street, in a neighborhood nort​heast of uptown that only recently has acquired a new name: NoDa.

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A Tale of Two Cities: North Augusta and Augusta


Although the Savannah River separates North Augusta, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, they work in tandem for a great day adventure or weekend getaway. 

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Artist Davita Galloway on stealing $20K from her job — and then changing her life


The night before Davita Galloway was confronted by her employer for stealing $20,000 in cash and products...

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Throwing Birthday Parties That Give Back


The anniversary of the birth of a child is a celebratory time. We gather friends and family to sing “Happy Birthday,” eat cake and play games. Then the long-awaited moment arrives...

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Striving for financial freedom: 5 men share how they changed their personal finances


The topic of money and personal finances is taboo (and kind of boring) at a cocktail or dinner party. So where do we learn...

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Blink and you’ll miss it: 4 tiny towns in the Carolinas worth a visit


My favorite pastime is driving around an unfamiliar area and finding hidden gems — waterfalls on the side of the...

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Exclusive: How a Facebook post led to a new coffee shop in South End


Mugshots Coffee and Tea’s owner Reuben Silberman responded to an April 29 Facebook post on...

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Paradise Found – A Barbados vacation combines a beach lover’s paradise with the adventurer’s need for escape


Barbados, “the bearded one” in Portuguese, is the easternmost island in the Caribbean...

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Don’t get scammed: These 4 tips can help keep your money safe


It’s tricky keeping money safe these days. Our debit card was charged more than $1,000 last Christmas at a Sam’s Club, where we don’t...

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14 Ways to Enjoy the North Carolina Zoo


The world’s largest natural habitat zoo is right in the middle of Charlotte and Raleigh in Asheboro, North Carolina — around 90 minutes from both cities. Designed to give animals room to roam in spaces that look and feel like the typical environment where...

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