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Hitting the Babysitter Jackpot - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Hitting the Babysitter Jackpot

The perfect family babysitter. Their names and identities are protected like people in the witness protection program because we don’t want our neighbor to “steal” them. If we could, we’d officially draft them onto our “team” with non-compete clauses. When they leave us, we take months and maybe even years to recover from the breakup. […]

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I let my son fail - Columbia SC Moms Blog

I Purposely Let My Son Fail

“Mommy, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do,” my son said to me. “I know you don’t, but you signed up for this tournament and I expect that you will follow through,” I replied. There, I had an important decision: save him from his own decisions and behavior or let him suffer the natural […]

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The Day I Lost My Sanity - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Day I Lost My Sanity

I wasn’t sleeping. I was getting yelled at, sweared at and hit at work as a teacher for middle schoolers with behavioral disorders. I would come home, on edge, to my two children (and our two foreign exchange students) and make lunches, dinner, give baths, complete unfinished paperwork and end my day by trying to […]

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Three Things I Wish I Knew Before We Adopted - Columbia SC Moms Blog

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Adopted

The saying “ignorance is bliss” has been around for so long because it is partially true. When we were in our late 20’s and decided to form our family through adoption, we were so excited to begin the journey. When our social worker asked us to come down to the office, we were presented with the […]

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No Tricks, Just Treats :: Columbia’s Korean Festival

Before getting the kids ready for trick or treating on Halloween, head down to the Korean Festival for some authentic treats. The 2015 Korean Festival will take place on October 31 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Richland Street in downtown Columbia. The festival, founded in 2005 by the Korean Community Presbyterian Church, promotes […]

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Columbia's fall festival abundance life - columbia sc moms blog

Columbia’s Fall Festival :: Helping Kids in Need

Fall is one of the best seasons to celebrate. We are entering a season where the weather is not too hot and not too cold. People trade in summer activities for football games and fairs. There are many walks, rides and other activities that raise money for deserving charities around the Midlands. One of the little […]

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