My son and I have this thing where we say “I love you” in sign language, and then flip it around to make the Spider-Man “thwip” hand. Sometimes he’ll kiss his palm and shoot it to me like he’s...
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...
I struggled to become pregnant. I fought to stay pregnant. I fought hard for her.  After numerous ultrasounds and weeks on bed rest, I gave birth to a perfect baby girl. In that hospital room, I whispered to her that...
The first time I saw my baby he was only a tiny bundle wrapped in wires inside a plastic box, face obscured by a breathing mask and bathed in purple light. I cried. It looked like something out of...
A common injury that can occur among new mothers, known as De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, is a painful condition in the wrist(s) caused by tendons in the thumbs. Unusual repetitive positions and movements (such as holding and feeding a baby)...
Middle school.  It's a big step in the life of a child. They are moving from that young elementary kid to a pre-teen, discovering who they are, living through puberty, making friends, and beginning to date.  My son is about to...
"Mommy, I don't know what I'm supposed to do," my son said to me. "I know you don't, but you signed up for this tournament and I expect that you will follow through," I replied. There, I had an important decision:...

Pride and Autism

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When my son turned two, our pediatrician first mentioned Autism. We had been keeping an eye on my son’s speech, knowing he was delayed. He was never non-verbal, but also not where he should have been. Cal is our...
To be honest, I am not quite sure how to start this story, but here it goes... My mother and I have a complex relationship, to say the least. She is a great person and like many parents has made...
Recently I was in a situation with a family member – whom I’ll refer to as Grace. Grace stated, “I would never do something for one of my kids and not do it for the other.” Feeling judged... Grace was judging...
I'm in a bit of a slouch lately. I'm exhausted. I'm tired. I don't feel as though I am "mom enough." So, for all the moms out there, feeling the stress, the daily grind, the sleepless nights - this...
I've been a working mom the entirety of my children's lives. I never intended to go down that path. I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, because growing up in the South, in the church, that is the traditional,...
We’ve had many firsts in our family that we’ve celebrated, some of which were a pretty big deal. We’ve also had some not so exciting firsts, and cavities were one of those unwelcomed ones. According to kidshealth.org, cavities develop when...
I've always heard parents complain about waking up teenagers or college students. How they sleep in on the weekends or refuse to get up for school. Have you ever tried to wake up a kindergartner, though? I've experienced it...
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In + Around Columbia

Columbia Mom EATS :: Creekside Restaurant

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Lexington's Old Mill, located near downtown Lexington at 711 E. Main Street, is home to many businesses - a yoga studio, boutiques, art studios,...

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