My husband and I will celebrate our second wedding anniversary this month. We have been together just over three years. Our son will be one in July. Needless to say, we are learning something new about each other everyday! And...
The other day, I took all three of my kids out to lunch for the first time in what feels like forever. On the way, we passed a lone man, holding a sign that read "Black Lives Matter" and...
What is mom-shaming, and is it still a thing? When we judge other moms for their choices in parenting, when we mock and degrade those choices just because they differ from ours, when we pass mean remarks with or without...
Life before COVID-19 was fine. It was "normal." We went to school and work each day. I often stayed at work much longer than I wanted or needed to. And, on the days when I picked up my daughter on...
  We've seen the news. Our hearts are heavy. We grieve with our neighbors, friends and family. We're feeling sad and overwhelmed. We don't even know where to go from here. It's easy to feel helpless. Especially as white women. But may we...
Sometimes it’s hard to be sandwiched in between two siblings who both require a significant amount of time and attention in completely different ways. During a normal school year, the oldest needs to be out the door at the crack...
A couple of weeks ago my family was relaxing at home, as we have been every day since March. I was working, my children were playing, and my husband was working on a new project.  As I was working I...
  Let's talk about the mental load us moms are dealing with right now... Some of us are balancing schoolwork with jobs. Some of us are experiencing a financial crisis with the loss of jobs/income. There may be some of us...

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This. The new normal. Will it ever be normal? It's anything but normal. I hope it's not here to stay, this new normal. I don a mask and armed with my grocery list, I march into Publix. I double and triple check to make...
There are a lot of people talking all of a sudden about the possibility of homeschooling their children in the fall. For some, this is a response to the fact that so much is unknown about the fall and...
We can all agree there is a lot of stress, emotions, and frustrations surrounding this COVID-19 virus and quarantine. The loss of jobs, distance learning, working from home while trying to parent small children; it all seems impossible at times. However...
What is child abuse? There are many different opinions on what it is, but what is it really? How do we know if we see signs of it? And what to do if we see it? For years, people have urged...
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were a few weeks away from having my younger sister’s baby shower. Baby showers are honestly a godsend. They allow us to get help with the essentials (and not so essentials) for bringing...
I’m having a little, mini pandemic self-pity party for myself. This lockdown has been long. And let me first say that my situation is so much better than so many people’s. I know that, and I’m incredibly grateful and we’re...
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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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