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Talking With Kids About Fat ... It's Not a Dirty Word - CSCMB

Talking With Kids About Fat … It’s Not a Dirty Word

“Mom, you have a fat belly.” “Mama, are your arms fat?” “Your belly is jiggly fat, mommy.” “Why is your tummy fat?” “You’re fat, so you must be full, right, Mom?” These are all things my children have said to me at some point. Before you go thinking that I must have the rudest, most insensitive […]

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Why We're Building Our Next Home - CSCMB

Why We’re Building Our Next Home

Do you wanna build a ho-ome? Please sing the title of this post to the tune of “Do you wanna build a snowman?” . . . If I weren’t so tired myself, I’d figure out lyrics, too, and do a total spoof. Frozen and its soundtrack might be played a little often at our house. […]

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The Day My Son Almost Drowned - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Day My Son Almost Drowned

Newsflash: it’s hot here in South Carolina. When the heat rolls in, there are only two sensible options: retreat into the air-conditioned bliss of home, car, or store; or venture outward and find any bit of water deep enough to cool off in. All the better if the water will be populated with friends and their […]

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The Truth about being a Work-at-Home Mom - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The TRUTH About Being a Work-at-Home Mom

Whenever I tell people that I work from home, the usual response is, “you are so lucky!” or “I wish my job allowed me to do that!” or “Can I do that?” And my typical reply is, “Yes, I am so lucky” and “I wish more jobs allowed for this opportunity” and “I don’t know.” […]

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When SC Weather Gives You Lemons - Columbia SC Moms Blog

When South Carolina Weather Gives You Lemons…

If South Carolina weather over the past several months could be summed up into one word, it would be: Unpredictable. Between the initial flooding, subsequent massive rainfall, and now snow – which happened to occur between weeks with unseasonably warm temperatures – if we’ve learned one thing here, it’s that we really don’t know what to expect […]

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How to Navigate Columbia - Columbia SC Moms Blog

New to Town? How to Successfully Navigate the Different Columbia Areas

When I first moved here, I had no clue how to navigate around town, or even navigate conversations about Columbia. I didn’t know what people were referring to when they said “Northeast” and I as equally confused when a friend suggested hanging out in “the Vista.” After 11 years here, I’m finally have a good bit of it figured […]

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