Tag: children

Transitioning from One to Two Kids :: A Personal Story

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"What was the hardest thing about going from one kid to two," my sister-in-law asked while rubbing her six-month pregnant stomach. I glanced at her...

Celebrating Diversity and Differences :: A Conversation with Author Jessica Norwood

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We are raising children in a time of extreme division and pressure. It can leave parents wondering what they can do to make difference...

Saying Goodbye to Our Dog

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Last year I wrote a piece about caring for my aging dog. Her name was Callie and she was our "first born." She was...

Headed to a Baby Shower? Take One of These Books!

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The peak of the pandemic/all the shut downs happened around mid-March. If you do the math, you may realize that almost nine months have...

Why I Will Always Miss My Grandmother

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May 18, 2007 is a day I will never forget. It's the day my grandmother passed away.  My grandmother, Carmella, was an integral part of...

5 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Middle Schooler

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We are in our eighth year of homeschooling (yes, we were homeschooling before it was cool). And since we started when my daughter was...

The Music of Me

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Growing up, I was surrounded by music. It didn’t matter what genre it was, if my dad considered it “good music” we were listening...

No One Warned Me About What Happens When Your Child Turns...

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Everyone tells you about the "terrible twos." If you're lucky, you'll even get warned about "threenagers." And we all know the teenage years can...

Back to School in SC :: One Mom’s Perspective

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  It’s the middle of July in the craziest unicorn-flying, killer wasp attacking, Lysol injecting, alien sighting, toilet paper hoarding, crazier than any sci-fi movie...

Books to Read :: Helping Children Deal With the Loss of...

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Let me tell you about Lucky.  Lucky is a 95 pound yellow lab. She is turning thirteen years old this year. She is my best...

The Joy a Middle Child Brings

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Sometimes it’s hard to be sandwiched in between two siblings who both require a significant amount of time and attention in completely different ways. During...

Fostering Pets :: What I Am Teaching My Child

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Last fall I decided to take a training class to be able to foster cats or dogs for Pawmetto Lifeline. I thought it would be...

4 Healthy-ish Treats to Make With Your Kids

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As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve gotten pretty creative with how I occupy my daughters (ages three and five) all day. One of their favorite activities...

Spring Break Without the Travel! Take a Day Trip to Walt...

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Spring Break is upon us, but this year many of our family vacations will simply be the walk from the front door to the...