When I first got married, I made a promise to my husband and stepchild that I’d never treat her any differently than my own children. Except, what I didn’t know is that keeping that promise would get progressively harder...
My son is two and half years old. Since he was 17 months, we have been letting him watch some TV. We started with some Kidsongs (a show from the 80s with real children singing songs and dancing). It...
Amanda Mustin is so proud of her daughter Adaline! Adaline is three years old and was crowned Wee Miss Tiny Tot South Carolina 2022. When Amanda reached out to Columbia Mom to share the news, we had to know...
While you’ve probably heard the term “gentle parenting” much more in recent years, there are countless misconceptions about what this parenting approach entails. It goes by several names (including conscious parenting, respectful parenting, peaceful parenting, and authoritative parenting) but...
My husband and I recently did something we haven’t done before: we took a fun vacation with our kids. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve been lucky enough to travel with the girls and haven’t shied away from big, adventurous...
In my journey of parenting, I have found that I have learned more than I have taught. I have two boys aged seventeen and nineteen, and a daughter who is twenty-one years old. It has been a joy and...
We just celebrated our daughter’s seventh birthday with a fun party at our home. It was filled with balloons, cupcakes, and a dozen kids running around our backyard on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. It had all the traditional markings...
What is amazing about television and books, is how much we are able to see or read about other people's life experiences. It is a way to remove ourselves from what we know, our own long-held beliefs, and see...
In my younger years, I spent my summers as a camp counselor. The campers loved playing games at the waterfront, and everyone’s favorite was Greasy Watermelon. Imagine a game of football in the water where you and your teammates...
You've likely seen the stories and photographs about Free Mom Hugs. Moms and grandmas of all ages attend Pride events, such as Pride Parades, sport identifying t-shirts, and stand ready to embrace anyone needing a reminder that they are...
Do you remember your first period? Before my first one arrived, I remember voraciously reading and re-reading the classic "Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret," which, although it really meant to prepare its readers for what to expect,...
As we approach summertime, you may be thinking of warm weather, traveling, dips in the pool, and potty training. Wait. Potty training?! Yep! Believe it or not, summer is a popular season to make the big switch. So much...
We're so conditioned to compare our own bodies that we don't blink an eye when that same societal pressure is placed on our children, as early as their first pediatrician appointment. We wear their percentile ranking like a badge of...
Mother's Day can be tough to celebrate when you are the parent of small children; children not old enough to know what Mother's Day is, or to do anything without the help of another adult to let mom know...
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