In my last article, I wanted to give a solid foundation of what bullying is and what it isn't. I discussed the difference between bullying and conflict/confrontation, and how social expectations of male behavior produces a culture of acceptance. This...
Halloween is America's third favorite holiday. Children are always excited about it because not only do they get to dress up but they also get lots and lots of candy. For families of children with special needs, the excitement is...
The children line up at the front of the room in preparation for the daily march to the cafeteria for lunch. They are excited and eager to eat and socialize with their friends. In the middle of the line,...
Halloween has always been one of those holidays that just brings out the inner child in all of us! I mean what is more fun than the idea of dressing up, and pretending to be ANYTHING or ANYONE you...
Pregnancy and postpartum can be both an exciting phase of motherhood and an intimidating one. We hope this guide helps answer some of the endless questions on the minds of new and expectant moms. Special thanks to the featured...
The other morning as we waited on carpool, my 8-year-old daughter was sporting a homemade beaded necklace, per usual since her preschool days. But this time instead of displaying her name, the name of her BFF, hearts and flowers...

How I Let My Son Go

Last summer I gave my 13-year-old son the choice to go live with my parents. My mom saw that my son, my household, and myself were struggling, and she offered for to take him in. He was becoming aggressive...
I am not good with transition. Even though I am a forty-eight year old mom of three teenagers, once I settle into my happy place, it’s very hard for me to snap back into reality and follow a routine....
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost August 2018. I...
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The FOMO is Real

Hey there new mama! Congratulations on your newest bundle of joy. Having a new baby is a wild ride. You made it through labor, and your new little one is here! You’re swarmed with visitors, cards, and gifts. You’re...
The first time your child goes away to school, even for just a few hours a day, can be a nerve-wracking proposition. (Well, it is for me anyway!)  How do you know they'll be safe?  Can both of you...
I remember the middle school years like they were yesterday. The cool, caustic burn of a Clearasil wipe straight from the little plastic tub. The thrill of an encouraging word from a favorite teacher at the top of a...
“Is my child ready for elementary school?” It’s stressful, knowing that your little one will start going to school soon. Suddenly, you’re worrying about everything. Have I taught them enough? Will they be scared or overwhelmed? Even with six kids,...
Now that summer is ending and kids are heading back in school, daycare, dance, and sports practice - parents have all sorts of things brought home - permission slips, reading logs, dirty clothes, and GERMS. Germs are everywhere and...
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Where to See Santa Around Columbia

No holiday season is complete without a visit to the man in red! Below is a list of places you’ll be able to find...

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