“Ugh. 7th grade is the worst.” “Oof. Good luck – 7th grade is terrible.” “I’ll pray for you. Seventh grade is absolutely horrible.” Those were some of the encouraging words friends and strangers alike (thanks, guys!) had for me at the beginning...
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...
Enough is enough already. Parents, we have GOT to chill right out about our kids. Like RIGHT NOW, we’ve got to pull our collective selves together. We must cool our ever-loving jets. We have turned into lunatics when it...
Gone are the good old days. Gone are the days when children hop on their bikes in the morning, spend the day exploring with their friends, and return home tired. Gone are those days, or, so they say. My friend...
It's that time again for many Midlands students and we're wondering -  do you reward good grades at your house? We don't usually, but we do head to Krispy Kreme, with that special print out in hand, to take...
I have two kids under the age of five and three children between the ages of 13 and 16. There are certain aspects of parenting that make me love the toddler stage and certain aspects that make me love...
I have a kid who is easy to love. Oh my gosh, she is SO easy to love. She is kind with an enormous heart. She is the first to jump in if you need help. She’s crazy empathetic and...
I seriously contemplated emailing my child's teacher this morning. I desperately wanted to let her know that I had strongly suggested (ahem, demanded) long pants, not shorts, as attire for this rainy-ish 47 degree South Carolina winter day. I...
With birthday parties approaching in our family, I've been paying special attention to ideas for party locations, themes, recipes, and ways to decrease the horde of gifts about to rain down on my home. Hey, I get it. There...
Motherhood introduced me to a lot of things. I was not surprised that it changed my book reading and television watching habits. But I was shocked that it opened up a whole new world of music. Thanks to my local library,...

Life with Tweens

0
I didn’t even realize my older kids were tweens until just recently. For some reason, in my head, I thought tween meant eleven and twelve years old - not, EIGHT to TWELVE! That means I’ve had tweens for a...
Weight. “That’s a heavy subject.” Sorry – I couldn’t resist the bad joke. It’s what I do when I’m not sure what to do. I have always struggled with my weight. I was overweight as a child and didn’t exercise,...
Please stop. No really. Stop. A new phenomenon is happening at college campuses today, and it really needs to end. It is crippling your students and preventing them from becoming independent, self-sufficient adults. If your college-aged student is having an issue at school, it...
I was in the middle of another post a when a "thing" happened here, so: plot twist. Allow me to set the scene… The Professor (my husband) and I are pretty conservative when it comes to technology (and therefore social...
15,469FansLike
3,923FollowersFollow
765FollowersFollow
1,646FollowersFollow

In + Around Columbia

Join Us! Bloom :: An Event for New & Expecting Moms

0
Presented by Columbia Mom and City Mom Collective, sponsored by Segra Park and the Columbia Fireflies, and hosted by our Sister Sites. Who :: This event...

Weekend Events for Kids