Stephanie Fuller

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Stephanie never pictured herself as a mother to multiple kids, but now that she’s “that mom” she couldn’t feel more blessed! Her stay-at-home mom days aren’t always easy, but she believes parenting gives us the opportunity to heal, change, and grow more spiritually aware. She loves reading, writing, and discussing topics related to soul searching and how to get past our own personal struggles, as well as the History channel….you know, the fast life! Stephanie is the mother to three active children, ages 6, 4 and 1, and has been married to her husband Travis for 6 years. She enjoys all the city has to offer for mommy’s and children, including group play dates, playgrounds, and lately the gym, where she can get fit and the kids have an opportunity to play (a win-win!). Having lived in Columbia for the past 19 years, she considers herself a native at this point.

Understanding My High Needs/Spirited Child

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This is my story. The story about how I explained to my husband, family, and friends that my child was "high needs" (or "spirited") and required MORE from me ... and them. As a mom of...

Why Meditation Makes Me A Better Mom

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Several months ago, I made a commitment to start meditating daily, with the intent of carving out sacred quiet time. Quiet time where I could just allow my brain to rest and come back to reality...

The Basics on Caring For Those Baby Teeth

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  When my elder daughter was about 4, I figured it was a good time to take her in to see a pediatric dentist. I brushed her teeth twice a day, gave her only water at...

Terrible Twos, I’m Done With You

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There's nothing like officially becoming that mom while your child runs out of the library with only one shoe on. Never fear, mamas of tiny manic terrors, you're not alone in your battle! The struggle is...

Take Back Your Valentine’s Day! 5 Local “Staycation” Destinations

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Valentine's Day has certainly transformed for me over the years. When I was a child, it was a day to pass out cards and candy. I even remember the craft at school was to make...

5 Timeless Lessons :: Teaching Children With the Words of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Few names are remembered through the ages of time, but among those names that are carried over the generations, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has to be one of my favorites. This enduring name belonged to...

Mama’s Sick Survival Kit :: Top 10 Essentials for Surviving Seasonal Sickness

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So, mamas: It happened to me over winter break. The dreadful moment when you and the kids are sick at the exact same time and you realize you didn't make it to the grocery...

A Look Back at 2014 :: Reflecting on Resolutions

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Can you believe it's 2015? I still feel like the impending Y2K disaster (that didn't happen) was just the other day! Yesterday you heard from some of our contributors about their New Year's resolutions, and...

5 Ways to Keep Toys Organized (even after the holidays)

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  'Twas the morning of Christmas, when all through the house The children were stirring, including the spouse. They ran to the tree, to see what was there: Presents galore, and all wrapped with care. Doll houses, kitchen sets,...

Stroller Workouts and Mama Fitness :: Finding Workout Buddies

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You've just bought one of those new fancy running strollers and a cute workout outfit. And you've packed snacks to keep the baby content on your park stroll. Ahhh ... there's nothing like losing that baby weight...

Eating Clean :: Taking the Chemical Ick Out of Your Food

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"No, we don't eat Pop Tarts in this house. Sorry, no Lucky Charms here either!" "Oh, you'll take some potato chips? Yeah ... well, we have kale chips or homemade pita chips." You see, here in...

Keeping Kids Safe Online :: Child Predators

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We recently talked about a common danger found online, cyberbullying. Unfortunately, that isn't the whole story. There are several other dangers your children might encounter when surfing the web or playing game consoles that...

Keeping Kids Safe Online :: Cyberbullying

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With school out for summer, children are out and about enjoying some much-needed sunshine and play. As a parent, you probably have many rules in place for how to keep your kids safe when they...

Why We Chose a Charter School (and why you might want to, too)

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August and back-to-school are fast approaching. Though registration for school started in February/March, it's not necessarily too late to reconsider your choice for school options, especially if you've discovered that your child's assigned public school is...