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Cell Phone Etiquette -14 Rules for Kids to Follow - CSCMB

Cell Phone Etiquette :: 14 Rules for Kids to Follow

In a world that is quickly losing the art of manners, it is important to teach your children how to handle themselves in all social situations, especially when it comes to phones and communication. When I was growing up in the 90s, my parents taught me telephone etiquette. I learned to answer the phone by saying “Hello, this is […]

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Family friendly Day Trip - Richardson's Lake - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Family-Fun Day Trip :: Richardson’s Lake Water Park and Outdoor Recreation Area

On a scorching hot Tuesday last July, my kids and I decided to head out of town and take a day trip to Richardson’s Lake Water Park and Outdoor Recreation Area. We had a blast! Located in Warrenville right near Aiken, it’s about an hour drive – perfect for a quick day trip! One of my friends […]

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The Day My Son Went Missing - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Afternoon My Son Went Missing

Moms aren’t perfect … and even better yet PEOPLE aren’t perfect. The mom shaming and people shaming on social media over the past few weeks is disheartening. I feel shocked and embarrassed at some of the comments I read. They truly are awful, and not always entirely accurate. I am especially reminded of this while following the news reports of the […]

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Toddlerhood - Testing the Limits - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Toddlerhood :: Testing the Limits

I have an 11-year-old and a 22-month-old. Somehow, during the nine years between having my son and daughter, I forgot how challenging toddlerhood is. Just this morning my toddler climbed on the kitchen table, poured a cup of water all over the table and floor (thankfully it was just water), spat apple juice down my shirt […]

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30 non-candy valentines gift ideas for kids - columbia sc moms blog

30 Non-Candy Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Kids!

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means more candy coming my kids’ way. After Halloween and Christmas, I am sick of having so many sweets around the house. As a mother I am trying to teach my kids to make healthier decisions. Candy in moderation is okay, but it’s hard to keep your family in check when the […]

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