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One in Eight

I am one in eight. One out of every eight couples struggles with infertility. We are one of those one-in-eights. You wouldn’t necessarily know it from looking at me or my home because my life revolves around taking care of our two children, homeschooling, shuttling them to various activities, and loving them to the moon and […]

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Teaching Our Kids to Apologize - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Teaching Our Kids to Apologize

It’s a phrase we say or hear a lot as parents, so much that I’m afraid it has lost its meaning. Say you’re sorry. Part of being a good parent is calling your kids on bad and mean behavior and teaching them to apologize, right? But what an apology means, and how you say it, varies […]

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Due Date That Wasn't - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Due Date That Wasn’t

This season, from January through March, is full of emotion for me. Our sunshine girl, our firstborn who preceded all of our losses, was born in January. January six years ago is also when I began having a series of medical issues that complicated an otherwise normal second pregnancy, which eventually led to the loss […]

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Why I Love Snow in the South - Columbia SC Moms Blog

18 Reasons Why I Love Snow in the South

I grew up mostly in New England and Ohio, where snow in the winter is common and no one got excited unless there was a big snowstorm, and “big” was defined as anything over a foot of snow. Moving to the South meant giving that up, I thought. My first January here, though, it snowed. […]

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Why I'm teaching my children cursive handwriting - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Why I’m Teaching My Children Cursive

Because we homeschool, we have the privilege of deciding what our children are going to study and when. Some of that has been as straightforward as purchasing a basic math curriculum and running with it. In other ways, we have gone completely against the grain of modern education by choosing to pursue a classical education. […]

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adoption journey - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Adoption Process :: 3 Unique Journeys

November is National Adoption Month, a path many families have taken on the journey to parenthood. Here are some of the details of that adventure for three local moms: Brittany Wise, Joyell Brown, and Bonnie Riley. Describe your family to us. Brittany: We are a military family of 5, we have 3 young children who are 5, 2, and 1 year old. Joyell: We are a typical crazy family of 5 with children, Cooper (8), Lave (7), and Grace (6). Bonnie: Our family is my husband and I, our biological sons 14 […]

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Carried with love - the story of mia rose tipping - columbia sc moms blog

Carried With Love :: The Story of Mia Rose

Courtney and Allen Tipping have been married for eleven years. They attend Midtown Fellowship (downtown campus) where Allen is on staff. In late 2008, the Tippings found out they were expecting sextuplets. Their babies, tragically, did not live, as Courtney went into early labor at twenty-one weeks. Since the loss of their babies in March […]

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