Lacie Hooks

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Lacie is a true God-fearing Southern woman. She appreciates small town living. As an alumni of the University of South Carolina and Columbia College, she believes in the absolute power of education. Lacie works as an elementary school teacher. She received her Masters of Education from Columbia College in 2017. Lacie married a true Southern gentleman. They met in 2010 and married in 2014. Their family grew in 2015 with the birth of their only biological son, Gatlin. The family of three lived happily until 2017. The Lord decided then that the family should open their home to those in need as foster parents. The home is ready to receive those blessings now. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys reading so much so that Gatlin would have been named after the wonderful Harper Lee if he had been a girl. Prison documentaries are a vice that her husband does not understand. Finally, Lacie enjoys spending time with her five siblings and their amazing children

10 Reasons I Love Having an Only Child

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I’m 25 years old. My husband and I have been married for three years. We have an awesome two-year-old named Gatlin who is the light of our lives. If I had a penny for...

5 Tips for Meet the Teacher Night

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It’s already that bittersweet time of year again. You are getting ready to ship your precious little one off to the land of crayons, recess, and homework. But first, you get to meet the...
Honoring Eden :: A Look at CDH | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Honoring Eden :: A Look at CDH

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Eden Olivia Coker was born on June 26, 2015. She lived for 40 glorious minutes and took at least six miraculous breaths. She impacted thousands of lives during her time here on Earth with...
It's Alright to NOT Know the Family Secret

Sometimes It’s Alright to NOT Know the Family Secret

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I was helping my grandmother clean out an old dresser when I was about ten years old. Under some old cards signed by the grandfather that I never met was his obituary. It stated...
Please Don't Touch My Child's Pacifier | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Please Don’t Touch My Child’s Pacifier

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Hello, I want to start this conversation by thanking you for your interest in my child. Clearly, you have ideas about how children are best raised and you only want the best for my child....
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A Teacher’s Perspective on the Nut Free Classroom

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"Mrs. Hooks, I ate a Snickers." I felt hot and cold at the same time. "Did you eat all of it?" I found myself desperately trying to remember what steps were outlined in the emergency plan I...
An Open Letter to Stepmoms Everywhere | Columbia SC Moms Blog

An Open Letter to Stepmoms Everywhere

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Dear Stepmom,  I know this gig is tough. Blended families are becoming more and more popular now and that is a great thing. However, step-parenting is hard and being a stepchild is hard. I'm here...

Remembering 9/11 :: A Teacher’s Perspective

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I was a fourth grader at Manchester Elementary School in the tiny town of Pinewood, South Carolina on September 11, 2001. We were tucked away back in the beautiful pines of Manchester State Forest...
caregiver | Columbia SC Moms Blog

An Open Letter to the Mom Who Is Also a Caregiver

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Hey Mama,   Let me start off by saying that you are awesome. You love your family and will provide for all of them (young and old) until you physically cannot do it anymore. Thank...
5 Tips for Getting Along with your Mother-In-Law | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Tips for Getting Along with your Mother-In-Law

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My mother-in-law is a terrible meddling pain in my backside. Well, this is what Hollywood would have you believe. My mother-in-law is actually an awesome woman that loves her family and career. When I was 18,...