2018 was another great year for the Columbia SC Moms Blog! We are so thankful to all you, our readers, who were right there with us as we shared stories about our families, highlighted all the fun things to do in the Midlands, and encouraged each other in the equally rewarding and challenging life of being a mom. Thanks for being part of this journey!
To cap off 2018 and ring in the new year, we wanted to share our top 10 most-read blog posts from this year. They are stories of motherhood, daily life, real experiences, humor and making the most of this great city we live in. We hope you enjoy revisiting them as much as we did.
The book, Girl Wash Your Face, showed me that sometimes comparison IS warranted. Comparing the statements in this book to my belief system was critical for me to discern opinion from fact.
Unseen. Unacknowledged. Unnoticed. The day to day tasks of motherhood can leave us undone. But what you’re doing matters. YOU matter. And your impact, no matter how small it may feel, leaves a lasting impact on generations to come.
What happens when you are an intrinsically introverted mom with an extroverted job, extroverted husband, and extroverted kids?
I know there are TONS of positives about having more than one kid and about having siblings. And, sure, I have spent time in my life wishing for someone else who would play with me or help take care of aging parents. But, overall – I am very glad that I am an only child and (as long as there are no surprises in our future), I am very glad to have an only child.
My son turned 13 a few months ago and his behavior is spiraling out of control. Like a lot of parents of teenagers, I am at my wits end and didn’t know what to do … but a local “scared straight” program has made all the difference in helping my child see the true consequences of his actions and the direction he’s headed if he doesn’t change his ways.
I became a teen mom just three days after my sixteenth birthday. And while I love my son, I don’t want anyone to follow in my footsteps. Here’s the hard and honest truth about what it’s like being a teen mom.
While I knew to expect hot weather, fried chicken, and that good ‘ol southern hospitality, there were most definitely things I discovered that I had not been expecting. Can you relate?”
Messy moms are good moms, too. Just because we happen to leave a little bit of a trail in our wake as we move swiftly, albeit haphazardly, between work, family and fun doesn’t mean we don’t have our stuff together.
Raising a son is all fun and games … until he started puberty.
I realized I have been hiding behind the “mom” suit for far too long. Do I have the “perfect” body? Absolutely not. I may have recently lost 35 pounds but do I still have hang-ups about my body? Of course. But that doesn’t mean I need to fall into the stigma of only being able to wear the full coverage bathing suit.
Worth a Read :: Other Top Posts From our Team in 2018
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