Want to learn how to camp but where to begin? Enjoy camping but haven't been in a while, and need a refresher on basic skills? Then this post is for you! On November 12 and 13, South Carolina State Parks...
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Halloween is right around the corner and everybody is excited. However, those of us with younger kids can feel apprehensive since we are trying to find a balance between enjoying Halloween and the holiday feeling too scary for our...

The ADHD Family Life

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October is ADHD Awareness month. For our family, that doesn't mean awareness that ADHD exists, or that our family is finding ways to thrive with ADHD. ADHD Awareness is more about recognizing what it is - it's a difference...
The worst day of my life was December 12, 2011, when I held my 2-day-old daughter as her last breath left her body. While the doctor prepared us at her anatomy scan at 20-weeks gestation that she would likely not...
When I became a parent there was one thing I never really thought about. You know, the part where we have to sit our children down and talk about the birds and the bees. Just thinking about it makes me...
Spooky season is in full swing! The Halloween sections in stores are set up and stocked with candy and costumes. Cable networks and streaming services are bringing the best (and worst) of horror movies and television shows. But, if you're...

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If motherhood had a job description... Position: Mom, Mother, Mama, Ma A family is seeking a mom to join their fast-paced start-up team in Columbia, SC.  Reporting into societal expectations, the ideal candidate has extensive child and project management experience, with...
When I immigrated to America twenty-five years ago, I remember going to the park for a walk and an eight-year-old girl asked me where I was from. She loved my long black hair and I told her I was...
Once upon a time, I kind of freaked out about having a baby. It was our first, and who knew what to expect? All I knew was that life would change forever, and we were most likely highly unqualified...
When no one can pick a place to eat, I have the perfect place for (almost) everyone! BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse. My first time eating at BJ's was in Houston, Texas, long before the restaurant made it's way to Columbia....
"Just because a politician talks about something doesn't make it political." When did science and culture become political? When did everything become black and white (and I don't mean racially)? When did medicine and history become à la cart? In the...
Middle school readers are wonderfully unique. They are right between Middle Grade books, which are appropriate for fourth through seventh grade, and Young Adult literature, which spans middle and high school. How does one find appropriate, interesting books for...
October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
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