About six months ago I was sitting at our pediatrician's office waiting for the results of my daughter's wellness visit screenings. That was when her doctor showed me the optical camera's findings. She seemed to have slight astigmatism and...
February is here and we all know what that means. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While most moms look forward to this day as a way to love on their precious little ones, some of us dread it. Don’t...
For many people, the new year comes with all kinds of expectations of starting over, starting fresh, maybe even second chances.  For some, it means choosing a word of the year. This word is supposed to guide us in accomplishing...
I spent the first 33 years of my life believing that I could never be a blood donor.  Firstly, I hate needles. Second, I'm a fainter. I have passed out in public places more often than I'd like to admit, including a...
You know that fear when you feel your throat getting sore or an itching sensation on the roof of your mouth? Or maybe your lips get dry, or your body becomes achy? We all know the symptoms that rear...
We recently had a parenting first in our home.  My family was getting ready to go see Frozen 2 on a Saturday morning when I heard my daughter playing with the water in her bathroom. I took some time to...
Some days I look in the mirror and I like what I see. Other days I look in the mirror and I hate what I see. Rarely, if ever, do I look in the mirror and love what I see. It’s always...
Finally, it is cold enough for a fire in the hearth, a pot of soup on the stove and long winter naps. Fall through the winter holidays is my favorite time of year for coming inside as a family,...
I totally get it. The weather is cold and dreary. Everyone is coming down with something. There's more traffic everywhere you go. Some days I don't feel like doing anything except getting back under the covers and sleeping all...
We all have our favorite Disney princess stories. I always loved Beauty and the Beast because Belle loved books almost as much as I did, and who wouldn't want to be the girl to make a bad-boy turn from...
If you’re like me, you probably spend a lot of time rolling your eyes at the constant onslaught of strangers offering you unsolicited and unnecessary parenting advice. We are subjected to this every single day online, at school, at...

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I am strong as hell. Yeah, I said it. Yep, it’s the title of this this article and it’s on a website for moms. You're probably thinking "wow that's brazen." You're right, it absolutely is. Maybe you're thinking it's...
Alright guys, shows of hands - who eats their body weight in food more than once in the two months leading up to the new year?? *raises both hands* Or perhaps you are one of those “self controlled” humans I have...
Times of frustration or disappointment often cause us to get out the big black marker and set limits as a way of self-preservation. This has allowed us to live our lives with lines! Lines are boundaries, perimeters, and often...
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Space Week Returns to the State Museum With Free Kids General...

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Space Week returns to the South Carolina State Museum from July 18 through July 26. This special week-long event includes space themed shows, exhibits...

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