It started with a fever. Our three year old woke up from his nap, cranky and hot. He had been unusually tired that day, but our thermometer readings of his temperature varied from normal to low-grade fever. We let him...
At the beginning of a new year, many of the things we strive for as moms, including good health, abundant energy, and peace of mind, seem like they might actually be possible. We feel a bit more optimistic now...
All my life I've been self conscious about my weight. Not that I've ever been obese, but, like several girls I've known, I saw myself as fat off and on throughout my adolescent years. Mostly I never learned to...
Ah…Easter is approaching, and as with every holiday, it’s an excuse to indulge my sweet tooth a bit. Unfortunately, with gluten issues, I can’t just grab every slice of bunny cake that comes my way. *weep* *weep* With Easter baskets,...
"Mom, you have a fat belly." "Mama, are your arms fat?" "Your belly is jiggly fat, mommy." "Why is your tummy fat?" "You're fat, so you must be full, right, Mom?" These are all things my children have said to me at some point. Before...
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...
When you are a mom, the statement, "There aren't enough hours in the day" has never been more true. Naturally we are amazing multitaskers but I guarantee there is one or more things that has to "take the hit"...

Shhhhh… It Whispers

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If I had known that night would be the last night I would see her, would I have done anything differently? I am so glad that Jennifer and I had a quiet moment during the wedding reception to catch...

What’s That Rash?

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Disclaimer: This article contains general information about common childhood rashes. It is meant to provide talking points for you to bring up with your medical provider. You should always consult your doctor or professional healthcare provider with any medical...
Childhood cancer is the LEADING cause of death by disease in children in the U.S. Take a moment to really let that sink in. There are no vaccines for childhood cancer and there is no way to protect our...
Therapy is a common resource used by a diverse group of people. It’s not only applicable during a huge period of growth or after a traumatic event. It can be used preventatively or to help minimize the number of...
Recently my house was under siege from every virus, illness and ailment floating around. It was two solid months of watching each child fall like dominos one after another. It was a long bout of being stuck at home,...
The clock buzzed at just after 5 a.m., but I was already awake. I hadn't slept much the night before. I was too nervous I would oversleep my alarm and wouldn't have enough time to eat and stretch a...
Eden Olivia Coker was born on June 26, 2015. She lived for 40 glorious minutes and took at least six miraculous breaths. She impacted thousands of lives during her time here on Earth with us. I met Eden’s mom,...
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Columbia Parks & Playgrounds :: Felton C. Benton Park

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Springdale is a section of West Columbia located between downtown Columbia and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The area is home to many families and...

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