Did you know that May was Better Sleep Awareness month? I certainly did not. I didn't even know a specific time had been set aside to raise awareness of the importance of getting better sleep. Most people don't consider...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is meant to raise awareness of mental health issues and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Growing up – back in the 1900s (which, incidentally is now my most favorite way of aging...
May; the end of spring, the introduction to our hot, humid summer months in SC. And because it’s that time of year again where the critters come out to wreak havoc, it’s also National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. According to...
The first time I was told my body wasn’t good enough, I was six years old. My mother was braiding my hair alongside her sister, who was braiding my cousin’s hair. She had long, black, shiny ringlets hanging down...
Last year I turned 40. As I watched my 30s vanish into the night, I knew that something new was on the horizon.  My first mammogram.  Both my mom and my best friend prepped me for it. They told me it...
Two weeks ago I was privileged enough to receive my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Due to the nature of my job, I was placed in the late phase 1A group per the SC DHEC vaccine distribution plan,...
As moms, we always hear this but we also tend to forget it. We need to take care of ourselves first in order to take care of others. If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s to give myself grace,...

A Word for 2021

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I have heard a lot of talk about choosing a word for the New Year instead of a traditional resolution. This word can help create a mantra for the year. The more I thought about it, the more I loved...
If 2020 taught me nothing else, it taught me that I need to take better care of myself. Aside from the roller coaster of the pandemic, I had significant events happen in my personal life that added so much more...
2020 was nothing but curveballs, one right after the other. From school closures to e-learning, to adapting to working from home full-time with kids who may or may not be e-learning, not to mention the shifts in focus for...
120 days ago my 7th grade daughter told me that she’s had fairy regular thoughts about killing herself. One month ago, she took her first Prozac. The days in between were hell. And so scary. And so, so sad. She’s always been...
I'm a mom of two littles and this time of year is always crazy. My daughter's birthday falls literally two weeks before Christmas and I'm always scrambling up to Christmas Eve wrapping presents and shipping out packages to out...
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....
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Moms to see in the 803 :: Michele Shearin

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Michele Shearin is an Army wife and homeschooling mom of three, and the director of the newly established Trinity Homeschool Academy, a ministry of...

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