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A Columbia Mom’s Guide to Homeschool Activities and Resources Outside the “Home”

When I was attending Columbia International University, I remember the Dean of Women addressing us in chapel one day, asking how many of us had ventured out into Columbia in the past couple of weeks. Beyond the Harbison Wal-Mart, that is. She was appalled at how few of us were taking advantage of the fact […]

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Vacation Bible School in the Midlands :: A Complete Guide and FAQ’s

The school year is wrapping up, and kids and parents alike are looking forward to a change of pace this summer. For many of us, summer means a more relaxed schedule. But for many area churches, the pace is beginning to pick up as they prepare for one of the biggest community outreaches of the […]

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How I Became a Mother :: Two on Earth and Three in Heaven

Columbia SC Moms Blog is bringing you its latest series titled “How I Became a Mother” in honor of Mother’s Day. Each of us has experienced a unique journey into motherhood. Some of us have struggled with infertility while others have relied on faith and science. Some started their families early, while others didn’t begin […]

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When Your Friend is “Infertile”

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week – an issue affecting one out of eight couples. Despite the large number of people who fall into this category, it still remains one of the few “taboo” topics in our culture today for many reasons. It involves the most intimate relations between a couple and is closely […]

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Homeschooling with Classical Conversations

Back in February, Kristi P. shared some information about the classical approach to homeschooling. This is now the approach our family uses to homeschool our daughter in kindergarten, but we came to it somewhat backwards. This time last spring, I was looking into different homeschooling programs around the Midlands. I knew we could do it on our […]

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Is Your Child Behind?

I love words. Boggle and Scrabble were some of my favorite childhood games. My main “love language” is “words of affirmation.” Some of my favorite pastimes – reading, writing, crossword puzzles, blogging, talking with friends – all revolve around words. So it’s only natural I would be on the lookout for my child’s first words, […]

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Being the “Older” Mom

While I was pregnant with my daughter, I realized I was not like all the other pregnant ladies who came into the office. Because I was over the age of 35 (I was 37 when she was born), I was what they delicately referred to as AMA. Advanced maternal age. Older than the average pregnant woman. […]

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Thinking About Homeschooling?

The sign on the nearby elementary school reads, “Kindergarten Registration”, reminding parents of four-going-on-five-year-olds that “big school” days are a mere eight months away.  As I drove past it the other day, I remembered seeing the same sign a year ago.  I would drive past it at least twice a day, and each time I […]

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