Apparently, I am a camper now. Never once had I ever been camping, even as a kid. I totally never pictured myself as a sleep on the ground, live in a tent kind of gal. But, I did it. And you know...

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If you’re like me, you saw the article circulating on social media a while back about the benefits of moms going on vacations by themselves, and rolled your eyes. Sure, it sounded great, but who has time for that? Add...
As summer winds down and fall approaches, one favorite family activity is going to pick apples at an orchard. 2020 circumstances have made for some changes to this, but for the most part, this outdoor activity is still something...
My family loves going camping. It is one of our favorite family activities. I started camping when I was a little girl and when I got married, I took my husband camping. We've been taking our boys since they...
For the last several years, I have taken a week off work in July to help break up the summer and give the kids a break from summer camp. This year, however, there has been no summer camp to...
Spring Break is upon us, but this year many of our family vacations will simply be the walk from the front door to the mailbox. How can we help our children break the monotony of homeschooling for a short...
Confession: I love the beach! The mountains are meh, but the beach is my happy place. When I'm there my mind is at ease and I soak in all the sun, sand, and saltwater I can. Nothing says "escape...
Our family recently went on a great five day trip to St. Augustine Beach, FL. I highly recommend this spot as it's a reasonable drive from Columbia and has great amenities and beautiful beaches. We went before the heat...
In my pumping journey, I have had the opportunity to pump in various locations, including in the car, on an airplane, and at the airport. I usually travel with my baby, who drinks everything I pump within 6-8 hours, so...
Want to have a unique, learning experience with your family?! The Biltmore Estate is exploding with rich history, gorgeous landscapes and things to do! The best part is... it is only two hours from Columbia making for a completely...
There is no doubt that Myrtle Beach is our state's best-known and most popular beach. But South Carolina has many other wonderful family-friendly beaches that are also great places to spend your summer vacation or take a day trip....
South Carolina boasts 47 state parks and with the capital city being smack in the middle of the state, every one of them could be a day trip. When we polled our readers, we found Oconee and Edisto to be among...
Asking for help isn't easy, but sometimes, not having help is harder - too hard. And for that reason, we as parents soon learn that we have to learn a new skill: asking for help. In our culture, we seem...
The holidays are over, the excitement of Christmas and the new year have subsided, and all we’re left to show for it are a few extra pounds, more clutter around the house, and the chaos of our old routine....
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Moms to see in the 803 :: Michele Shearin

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Michele Shearin is an Army wife and homeschooling mom of three, and the director of the newly established Trinity Homeschool Academy, a ministry of...

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