I have been humming “Jamaica, Bahamas, come on pretty mama…” for weeks now. Y’all, my husband and I are taking a vacation to Jamaica and we are not bringing our daughter along. I cannot wait to spend six days in...

The Magic of Christmas

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Do your children believe in Santa? I never told my daughter that Santa existed. What she knows, she learned from cartoons and other people. I never had a reason not to tell her that he exists. I just didn’t. Is...
Very few women run for political office. In 2015, only 20% of Congress was female. In South Carolina, my home state, the number of women serving at the state level is even lower, with women representing only 14.7% of our legislature. Years...
When my husband and I got married, I was really excited about all the traditions we would have together and as a family. Whether it was yearly, weekly or a family related tradition, it didn’t really matter. I am a...
  Ever heard the phrase "another day, another dollar"?  Well, this is how I view New Year's resolutions: "another year, another goal." A goal that most people won't meet, that is. To me they're a waste of time -- time...
Every year at Thanksgiving my family puts up our Christmas tree. If my husband had his way we’d put it up as soon as Halloween is over. But each year I insist we wait until the day after Thanksgiving....
Did you know that July 25 is National Parents’ Day? I didn't! Established in 1994, National Parents' Day aims to uplift and support the role of parents raising children. The Universal Peace Federation takes nominations yearly for parenting excellence. Nominations...
I’ve been losing sleep. The level of irritability is unreal. My anxiety is high. What is going on with me, you ask? Perhaps you guessed it: we’re buying a home. I should be so excited ... and I am....
We moved during a pandemic.   Now, this may seem stressful and a terrible idea, but let me tell you why we did it and how we did it. We moved to South Carolina six years ago knowing nothing about the...
'Tis the season for making a new start. If you follow any publication or friends on social media, you know that right now they are all about how to make this year better than the last - more organized,...
Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Whether you're trying to give your significant other ideas for the perfect gift or looking to splurge on something for yourself, we've got you covered with some of our FAVORITE products! Winking Owl...
Halloween is one of kids’ favorite holidays. It can be just scary enough to be fun but still keep health and safety in mind. The American Academy of Pediatrics has some well-chosen tips for parents of trick or treaters. Choose...
Ah, another Saturday, another stack of invitations to baby's birthday parties. But what do you buy for the squishy toddler who has everything? Another toy to clutter up their living room? Their 10,000th stuffed animal? Or how about something...
Spring is here and right along with it comes some beautiful weather. That gorgeous weather means it's a great time to spend some quality family time outdoors.  One way you can do that is to create a fairy garden together....
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