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When it comes to pregnancy, I have been so lucky. I’ve had no problems conceiving ...
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We recently talked about a common danger found online, cyberbullying. Unfortunately, that isn’t the whole story. There are several other dangers your children might encounter when surfing the web or playing game consoles that feature video and chat options. The topic of online child predators was one that I wasn’t even fully prepared for when I […]
As parents, particularly as mothers, there are many issues we discuss and debate … whether or not to stay at home or go back to work, breast or bottle, how long a baby should keep a pacifier (if they have one at all), and so forth and so on. But I think all mothers can […]
Recently, Good Housekeeping published an article online about the supposedly “best state” to raise a child. The editors got their information from the 25th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The KIDS COUNT Data Book is a compilation of information from all 50 states about four factors related to child-rearing: […]
A new, pop up style boutique will be opening its doors Saturday, September 13! This fall, Southern Chic Upscale Sale is hosting a one day consignment event for women’s Fall/Winter apparel (including maternity styles), shoes, accessories and jewelry. They are currently accepting new or very gently-used quality, current, clothing and accessories — name brands desired […]
It’s Tax Free Weekend! Take advantage of the savings for all your back-to-school buys and other applicable purchases! Friday, August 1 Lights Camera Action! Chill from the heat with a cool movie. Showing Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG). Free to kids of all ages. Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Location: Richland […]
Four years ago this week, I was heavily pregnant. We’re talking 41 weeks pregnant. And unsurprisingly, it was hot. Are you sweating in sympathy yet? I didn’t plan to be pregnant in summer. And when I did the math, soon after seeing that positive pregnancy test, and realized I was due in July, I cringed. […]
Moving is no one’s idea of a good time. Oh, sure, there’s the excitement of picking out new paint colors or bathroom accessories, and a fresh start in a new place is always nice. But the logistics of it all — switching utilities, renting a truck or hiring movers, packing, loading, lugging — can make […]
I was an avid couponer. I could scour the deals and get the best ones; and I still shop by the sales. But as my family has grown, my mind has become more scattered, and there is absolutely no way that I can keep up with the little slips of paper that are necessary to […]
Shopping has always been one of my absolute favorite past times. Growing up, my mom, sister, and I often made day long excursions to huge shopping malls back home in Maryland. I loved nothing more than scouring racks upon racks of gorgeous clothes and parading through the dressing room trying on the latest fashions. While […]
When it comes to pregnancy, I have been so lucky. I’ve had no problems conceiving or carrying healthy babies to term; and other than having my children via c-section, I have not had complicated births. Because my children are so close together in age — 5, almost 4 and 2 — and because I have […]
Friday, July 25 City of Reptiles Join reptile specialist David Bookman and his City of Reptiles from snakes to iguanas. Free to kids of all ages Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Location: Richland Library Southeast, Southeast Meeting Room, 7421 Garners Ferry Road Columbia 29209 Friday Afternoon Movie Bring the family, relax and enjoy a […]
Circumcision is not a topic that many people openly discuss. It hits the three major “no-no” categories of polite conversation: sex, religion and politics. When I learned I was pregnant in August of 2013, I knew that this baby growing inside me was perfect. He or she was made in the image of God, and […]
I’m not a pleasant pregnant person. Ask anyone. While I adore my kids, the process my body undergoes to produce each of these children is not something I relish. I’m currently on the home stretch of pregnancy number four, and soon enough, all of this will be but a memory. It amazes me that anyone […]
Someone posed a question to single moms the other day asking, “How do you do it?” My answer was, “What choice do you have?” It’s the truth. You just do it. Most of you, if you’re familiar with my writing, know that I am married. However, about three years ago, things were different. After a […]