Tag: parenting

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...

Celebrating the Little Things

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January is always a bit of a disappointing month for me. Christmas, and all the anticipation that comes with it, is over. It's usually...

Finding Gratitude During COVID

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2020 is the first year many of us can agree: it sucked.  A lot, if not most of us, know someone that has been...

Depression in Middle School

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120 days ago my 7th grade daughter told me that she’s had fairy regular thoughts about killing herself. One month ago, she took her first...

Can You Buy That For Me? The Effect of Advertising on...

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Several years ago, I taught a class at UofSC called "Using Information Resources." One of the topics I covered was Media Literacy. My students...

It Won’t Last Forever

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This pandemic? It won't last forever. Homeschooling your kids? It won't last forever. Working full-time from home while overseeing insane virtual school schedules? It won't last forever. We're living in...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Truth About Motherhood

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When I was pregnant with my first baby - my daughter, Mackenzie - I remember browsing Pinterest boards with the soft muted nurseries and...

Kahlil Gibran’s Poem Holds the Key to Parenting

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The oft' repeated woe of parenting is that children do not come with a training manual. There is never just one right way to raise a...

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...

I Can Wait :: Please God, Let Me Wait

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It happens so fast. I know you've heard it a million times; kids grow up in the blink of an eye. However, as cliche...

How To Help Your Children Navigate These Uncertain Times

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This year has been the year of unexpected twists, turns, and chaos. Every month seems to bring a new challenge to add to the...

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...