Missey Calcutt

Missey Calcutt is a follower of Jesus and wife to her best friend for 16 years. Together they have five amazing kids who range in age from one to 13 years of age. Born and raised in Columbia, she earned a BA in Speech Language Pathology from Columbia College. She then attended USC where she earned a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. After working in a variety of settings for eleven years, she became a stay-at-home mom to her growing family. Now, she juggles hectic schedules, carpool lines and nonstop meal preparation. In addition to her love for writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, serving in her church, reading, and exercising. She hopes her posts bring encouragement to other women in the trenches of motherhood.

Better You Than Me

I knew it was about to happen again. I could feel eyes staring at me. It's as if I have this Matrix like ability to predict what will occur within minutes of this feeling. As I casually...

Welcome to 40

I recently turned 40. I’m not sure when all of that happened, but it’s true. I think the blur of childrearing has made me forget so much, including my age. I still feel like...

When the Days are Hard

I consider being a mom the greatest blessing ever given to me. I adore each and every one of my children. I am grateful for the days I spend with them and the milestones...

5 Ways to Organize Keepsakes for Your Children

I thrive on organization. Clutter makes me crazy. As our family continued to grow, I realized keeping up with all the kids' milestones, paperwork and memorabilia was getting overwhelming. I cringed at the idea of...
Date Night … Oh How it’s Changed | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Date Night … Oh How it’s Changed

Date night. It’s that special night you get to wear a cute outfit with non-mom friendly shoes and paint the town with your significant other. You can venture to a new restaurant that doesn’t...

When It’s Okay to Compare

Recently I jumped on the train of what seems to be millions of women to read Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Wash Your Face. My expectations were high as I’ve heard and read amazing reviews on...

Potty Training, Round 5

When we completed potty training with our third child I remember shouting from the rooftops (OK, not really, it was just Facebook) that we were ‘almost’ a diaper free house. Little did I know...
Showing Up in Adult Friendships | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Showing Up in Adult Friendships

Over the past few months, my children have been placed in several new environments with kids they didn’t know. I watched as each of them naturally made friends and found their core group.  Making...
Replanted, but Deeply Rooted | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Replanted, but Deeply Rooted

I loved my job, really loved my job. I worked outside the home for many years and hung onto my career for as long as I could. I went from full-time to part-time and...
Teenager and Toddler, at the Same Time | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Teenager and Toddlerhood, at the Same Time

“They grow up so fast. It happens in the blink of an eye.” For years I have heard other, more experienced parents utter these words to me. And while I understood the sentiment and grasped the...
Healing in Motherhood | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Healing in Motherhood

Cupping. It’s a technique some athletes use to improve the rate of recovery after training. It leaves red, circular spots on their skin due to the strong suction. In some cases, it can leave pretty...
It All Matters | Columbia SC Moms Blog

It All Matters

Recently one of my children had the opportunity to work on a school news show. Once everyone submitted the role they would like, I received a letter stating that most students wanted the anchor...

Dinner Made Easy :: 5 Meal Ideas Your Family Will Love!

I have five children with various taste buds, so finding meals that everyone enjoys can be a battle. On top of that, finding meals that won’t break my budget and are easy to prepare seems...
Low Guilt for the Christmas Season | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Low Guilt for the Christmas Season

I was talking to a friend one day and she dropped a nugget of wisdom that I continue to revisit. I honestly don’t remember what the exact conversation was about, but she commented that she...