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How Can I Help?

My Facebook feed has been full of pictures that really just break my heart. Yes, a tragedy is happening in Columbia and much of South Carolina. So many have lost everything — homes, possessions and worst of all, loved ones. Yet through all the destruction, my neighborhood was barely impacted. It feels … strange. Just a […]

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How to Discuss a Natural Disaster with Children

I’ve never experienced a natural disaster until this past weekend. Hurricane Joaquin and other storms brought torrential downpours to the southeastern United States. It rained in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 12 days straight, causing massive floods and devastation to our area. I’ve always felt safe here. I live a little over 100 miles from the ocean, it rains enough that […]

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Forget the Big Picture

Not really, but just for a few minutes. Do not focus on the utter devastation of the floods, the submerged cars, the crumbling buildings, the roads destroyed, an entire neighborhood underwater. It’s hard, with the images being broadcast across the news and social media (and rightly so). I don’t think any of us touched in […]

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After the Floods

I have never had a hometown. I grew up as an Air Force brat, never staying more than four years in one place as my dad followed Uncle Sam around the country. Always the shy one, I got good at meeting people and making friends quickly, because I had to. I went to four different […]

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A Columbia Moms Guide :: Resources Available During Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month October 2015

We turned a calendar page this morning, and October beckons. Fall with its pumpkins, crunchy leaves, and brisk air. Stores are already stocking Christmas decorations. Pink is showing up everywhere for Breast Cancer Awareness. And pink and blue ribbons are beginning to show up on social media venues. Pink and blue — for Pregnancy and […]

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A Night to Remember! Red Carpet Event Recap for Click Clack Moo at Columbia Children’s Theatre

Disclosure :: Our Red Carpet Event would not have been possible without our amazing team of community sponsors :: Columbia Children’s Theatre | Eleventh Hour Goods | Balloonopolis | Chick-fil-A on Decker | Spotted Salamander | Sweet Carolina Cakes | Southern Sweet Cookies | Snip-its | My Gym | Charley Mae Designs | Ernest Lee […]

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Shhhhh… It Whispers

If I had known that night would be the last night I would see her, would I have done anything differently? I am so glad that Jennifer and I had a quiet moment during the wedding reception to catch up, talk about life, talk about her. She was in remission then, looking beautiful and so happy. Her […]

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