Tag: parenting

Down Syndrome :: One Family’s Story of Friendship and Inclusion

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. So today we are giving you this special article from one of our writers on her experience with...

Parents :: Don’t Forget to Hold Your Children

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My four-year-old has been going on an emotional roller coaster lately. She decides she wants something, changes her mind, cries about the change, and...

My Big Life :: A Measurement of Success

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Once upon a time I had two “friends” who were pretty obsessed with making snide remarks about women who don't work; as in, being...

“The Social Dilemma” on Netflix :: A Dire Warning About The...

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My friends have been raving about Netflix's new documentary, The Social Dilemma. It's a  riveting documentary on the drawbacks of spending too much time...

Finding The Good

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One of my children is more naturally a pessimist than the other. This child can go to a birthday party, happy to be surrounded...

Pandemic Stress and a Message of Hope

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A few days back, when we were down to our last box of Clorox wipes, my husband came home from an early morning trip...

Sweet 16 and COVID-19 :: A Letter to My Daughter

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Dear Daughter,  Since the moment the ultrasound tech told me I was having a little girl, I dreamed of having a big sweet 16 birthday...

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...

Enthusiasm is Contagious :: Getting Kids Ready for Back to School...

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Has there ever been a more fraught back to school season than this one? I can't recall a single one. Parenting during a pandemic...

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...

But What About Me? A Lesson in Self-Care

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As a mother, and maybe just as a woman, there's this unprecedented overpowering need, almost an all-encompassing need, to do everything. To be everything....

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...

Talking With Kids About Black Lives Matter

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The other day, I took all three of my kids out to lunch for the first time in what feels like forever. On the...