How do you do it all? I hear this question a lot in the many mom groups that I am in. As a working mom myself, I want to share some information that may help answer this question. First of all,...
We had been trying to have a baby for a year before my husband and I encountered the medical diagnosis "infertility." The first time I saw that scribbled on the bottom of a fee sheet, I just about crumpled...
  It is no secret that military men and women sacrifice a tremendous amount for our country and our freedom. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and the Space Force all have a unique mission, but make...
Prior to having children, it did not dawn on me that I would need to parent any differently because of the color of my skin. I grew up pretty sheltered in the suburbs of New Jersey, Key West, and...
I’m 25 years old. My husband and I have been married for three years. We have an awesome two-year-old named Gatlin who is the light of our lives. If I had a penny for every time someone said some...
If you have a child in school, you've likely experienced the notorious after-school carpool line. I have a kindergarten student this year so I'm newer to the process, but I quickly learned carpool etiquette: Which direction traffic flows, what speed...
Here is some groundbreaking, how-did-I-live-before-I-knew-this information: March 6 is Middle Name Pride Day. When I was little I did not like my middle name. Growing up in Philadelphia, Mercedes was not a name, it was a car. When we moved...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
I was recently contemplating a phenomenon I've encountered throughout my life that always makes me pause: people sharing strong opinions at unnecessary or unprompted times. I've been in the traditional workplace for 14 years and have witnessed the following on...
I consider being a mom the greatest blessing ever given to me. I adore each and every one of my children. I am grateful for the days I spend with them and the milestones I witness. BUT, like any...
"What was the hardest thing about going from one kid to two," my sister-in-law asked, while rubbing her six month pregnant stomach. I glanced at her firstborn, just 13 months old, and thought back to when my second child was...
Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each consisting of 20 books that are recommended for picture books, children’s books, junior books, and...
My daughter has depression and recently tried to kill herself. We hospitalized her for her safety, and I'll write about that later - I know it's an important story to tell, but I'm still pretty raw from it.   I'm writing...
As someone with a small child, I usually find that I am behind on the latest trends and technology. If it’s not directly related to something my daughter would enjoy, it gets tossed out of my mind, forgotten. However,...
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