I love Thanksgiving. LOVE it. Of all the holidays it is still the most sincere, least commercialized ... at least, it can be if you set the focus from the beginning. One thing our family is doing to honor the...
Many parents have decided to temporarily or permanently become stay-at-home parents due to the pandemic. This decision for many has been motivated by health safety, financial concerns, and/or childcare shortages. Some moms that I've spoken with feel a calling...
One of the most talked about struggles among my mama friends always seems to be centered around bedtime. Despite our best efforts, bedtime routines are often in flux. When you get past the "is this a sleep regression phase?"...
Have you ever planned a trip thinking about how much your kids will love it because it was something you did as a child and just have the fondest of memories, only to find that your kids absolutely hate...
March 14, 1997 was an ordinary Friday. I remember thinking that morning that Easter was rather early that year, March 30. This particular Friday was a teachers’ professional development day, and we had all gathered in the theater to...
After likely missing out on Halloween fun in 2020, we're all ready for the kids to have some fun trick-or-treating this year. But do you know whose door your kids are knocking on while trick-or-treating? Every home may not be...
Being the mom of a child with special needs requires a unique strength. Special needs moms have a different way of viewing the world. But there is something that makes them just like any other parent; they want to...

The ADHD Family Life

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October is ADHD Awareness month. For our family, that doesn't mean awareness that ADHD exists, or that our family is finding ways to thrive with ADHD. ADHD Awareness is more about recognizing what it is - it's a difference...
The worst day of my life was December 12, 2011, when I held my 2-day-old daughter as her last breath left her body. While the doctor prepared us at her anatomy scan at 20-weeks gestation that she would likely not...
When I became a parent there was one thing I never really thought about. You know, the part where we have to sit our children down and talk about the birds and the bees. Just thinking about it makes me...

Now Hiring :: Mom

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If motherhood had a job description... Position: Mom, Mother, Mama, Ma A family is seeking a mom to join their fast-paced start-up team in Columbia, SC.  Reporting into societal expectations, the ideal candidate has extensive child and project management experience, with...
When I immigrated to America twenty-five years ago, I remember going to the park for a walk and an eight-year-old girl asked me where I was from. She loved my long black hair and I told her I was...
October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
My oldest has always been wildly independent. Even as an infant she would fuss if I held her too long. She was far more content rolling around on the floor. As she got older, using her imagination came easily....
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** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time ** Please Note :: While we...