What is the one thing you want from those who say that they love you? My answer to that question would have to be SUPPORT! My daughter is on a High Competing Step Team which consists of many practices and competition...
When my husband and I were first married more than a decade ago, we lived near Los Angeles. He was in school full-time and I worked from home. Our home was an apartment not much larger than a postage stamp....
Most of us grow up hearing how easy it is to get pregnant. "It can happen your first time," we hear, and a lot of us know people for whom this is the case. So imagine my surprise when more...
Dearest friend, In the short years we have known each other, I'm so grateful for how close our relationship has grown. With that in mind, I must tell about what I saw when you first opened your doors to me.  Much...

Letting Go

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Sometimes you have to let go of the people you love in order to find your peace. And you know what? That's okay. Everyone you grew with doesn’t always continue to grow with you.  I use to have a hard time...
Facebook is tough these days.  It only takes a quick scroll to get my fears heightened to a level that has literally caused my blood pressure to rise over the last year. Three minutes on Twitter the other day and...
Introducing your children to your partner can be tricky. When is the right time? How do I do it? Will my kids like him/her? Will he/she like my kids? I think there are several important factors in doing this. But...
How would you feel if you opened the mailbox and found an envelope with your name and address in handwriting you easily recognize? When you open it and pull out the folded pieces of lined paper, the first line...

What is Love?

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Some years back, a few days before February fourteenth, my then ten-year-old asked me for a needle and thread. I could not locate the box where I stored all my sewing essentials, so I told him I would find...
My husband I are small business owners. The kind with the brick and mortar location and an array of personality types walking through our doors daily. We are always on the phone, on our computers, working, marketing, strategizing, teaching,...
About three years ago I attended one of the first Baking Club meetings in Northeast Columbia. The founder, Nikki, was inspired by her travels as a military wife to bring women together through food. Nikki had asked me, "What mom...

Honoring Veterans

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On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year, global leaders came together to officially end World War 1. The war to end all wars, leaving more than 40 million dead across the...
Our family is currently in the midst of a big transition. Like big with a capital B. Essentially overnight, we became a family of six when my husband and I became guardians of a teenager. As a result, our home...
Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter's song But I miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall ~Jacques Prévert For some reason during this time of year, I become extremely introverted...
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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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