Do you remember your first period? Before my first one arrived, I remember voraciously reading and re-reading the classic "Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret," which, although it really meant to prepare its readers for what to expect,...
As we approach summertime, you may be thinking of warm weather, traveling, dips in the pool, and potty training. Wait. Potty training?! Yep! Believe it or not, summer is a popular season to make the big switch. So much...
When kids hear the word “summer,” they immediately think, “No school!” Days are filled with outdoor adventures, relaxing vacations, and no homework. But just because kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they should stop learning. Here are a few...
Mother's Day can be tough to celebrate when you are the parent of small children; children not old enough to know what Mother's Day is, or to do anything without the help of another adult to let mom know...
I was sitting at home one evening when it happened: I got that blaring alert on my phone: "Attention: Tornado Warning." We had tracked the storm's activity all day and were aware that the storm probably wasn't actually in our...
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, which this year falls Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6. Thinking about something to give your child's teacher? Before you run to Pinterest to search for cute ideas,...
Anyone who has filled a basket with plastic Easter eggs knows that the colorful containers are only egg-citing when accompanied by the mystery of what's inside. Once the candy or toy has been discovered, the plastic egg often gets...
I know the title of this post sounds crazy, but it is true! Let me explain... On a couple of occasions, I have allowed my toddler, who is almost three years old, to have temporary bright colors put into her hair...
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...
Exactly 10 years ago (well, to be honest, a little bit more than that), on June 19, I was ready to celebrate my Fiesta de XV or Quinceañera. I can still remember my Quinceañera like it was yesterday ... the...
The first time I saw my baby he was only a tiny bundle wrapped in wires inside a plastic box, face obscured by a breathing mask and bathed in purple light. I cried. It looked like something out of...
A common injury that can occur among new mothers, known as De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, is a painful condition in the wrist(s) caused by tendons in the thumbs. Unusual repetitive positions and movements (such as holding and feeding a baby)...
Middle school.  It's a big step in the life of a child. They are moving from that young elementary kid to a pre-teen, discovering who they are, living through puberty, making friends, and beginning to date.  My son is about to...
Hooray for gardening season in South Carolina! With this warmer weather comes more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with our children. One particularly great activity that you’ll want to keep coming back to is gardening! Gardening offers enormous health benefits....
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Lexington's Old Mill, located near downtown Lexington at 711 E. Main Street, is home to many businesses - a yoga studio, boutiques, art studios,...

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