The holiday season has always been my most favorite time of year. Starting with Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and going through New Year’s Day, I love the time spent with family, the decorations and overall glee of this time...
As much as I wish I could go back in time and give my younger self some tips on what to do and what not to do, I can’t. Although, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t listen to myself anyway....
This year has been the year of unexpected twists, turns, and chaos. Every month seems to bring a new challenge to add to the long list of reasons we are all done with 2020 and ready to close this...

I Am Not OK

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I am not OK. I feel like I am completely and utterly unraveling. And it turns out that’s perfectly normal in these “unprecedented times.”  How are you? It feels rougher right now, doesn’t it? We are not alone. My kids are older, and the...
My hair started falling out by the fistful when my youngest was about eight months old. This wasn't the usual postpartum hair loss. That had already come and gone. And because it had happened two times before, I recognized...
A few days back, when we were down to our last box of Clorox wipes, my husband came home from an early morning trip to Walmart with a big box of disinfectant wipes and a victorious smile. I whooped...

My COVID-19 Story

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In the past few weeks my family celebrated many birthdays. Our insanely large family has about eight birthdays in the span of two weeks. And we celebrated those birthdays together... We were not as careful as we should have been....
Burn Boot Camp Sandhill... What are we? What do we have to offer? What makes us SO different? I’m sure that you know someone who knows someone that has either attended a Burn Boot Camp on a trial or...
A little over five weeks ago, I had surgery. Yes, I had surgery during a pandemic. I was initially scheduled earlier in the year, then Covid-19 hit and I was told that we would just “have to see” when I...
As a mother, and maybe just as a woman, there's this unprecedented overpowering need, almost an all-encompassing need, to do everything. To be everything. To fulfill our children's and spouses wants and needs. Oh, and don't you dare not...
We can all agree that 2020 is the most bizarre year yet. Personally, it has been a year of inconveniences. As someone who works in a middle school, it was inconvenient when the school year abruptly ended in-person learning. As...
As I dive back into continuing my healing journey, I’ve learned so much about myself. I hadn’t undergone therapy since escaping the foster care system. I realized that the child who went through therapy then, was not...
It is my belief that South Carolina is the allergy capital of the world. No, I do not have scientific evidence of this. I do, however, know that I did not have an issue with allergies until I moved...
I am sharing my family's first experience with lice as we remember it in the hopes that it finds someone who needs comfort. It began as a sneak attack... About a month ago my daughter had trouble sleeping. Assuming it was...
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Columbia Mom EATS :: The Corner Blend

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The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped...

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