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Why I'm Proud to be a Helicopter mom - Columbia SC Moms Blog

No Apologies :: Why I’m Proud to be a Helicopter Mom

Weekly I come across articles written by other moms bashing and criticizing what is known as a “helicopter mom” — the overprotective parent who is too involved, hindering their child’s independence. I have a confession: I’m a helicopter mom. My helicopter might be different than yours, and not all helicopter parenting is the same in my opinion. I’m not extreme […]

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An Open Letter to My Bonus Daughters’ Birth Mother

I am sure most of us have seen the open letter one mom wrote to her daughter’s stepmom that went viral awhile back. In this piece, the birth mother expresses thankfulness for her daughter’s stepmother. While I am sure she really is grateful, this type of relationship isn’t the norm for many blended families. Women everywhere reposted this open letter because it is so […]

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Giving Thanks in the Midst of Trials

Thanksgiving is a time where we reflect and remember to give thanks for the good things in life. I have been so blessed this past year. I’ve been given the opportunity to write for this amazing blog, I’ve met some incredible mama friends, my children are happy and healthy, and my husband spoils me. Things aren’t always perfect, but life overall […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events in Columbia 2015

There are more than enough activities in the Midlands to keep your family busy this holiday season. From light displays to visits with Santa, performances to family outings – you’ll find something to entertain you and your kiddos and keep everyone in the holiday spirit! Columbiana Centre Date: November 14 – December 24, 2015 Time: […]

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FREEDOM FROM HOUSEWORK IT'S A FABULOUS FEELING - COLUMBIA SC MOMS BLOG - COTTAGECARE

Deep Cleaning Made Easy … with CottageCare!

Note: This post is sponsored by CottageCare. I was given a complimentary house cleaning by CottageCare; however, all opinions are 100% my own.  I’ve never had my house cleaned by someone else… until today. It was definitely a first time experience and I am grateful to CottageCare for making it so pleasant. I admit that when […]

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HOW TO DISCUSS A NATURAL DISASTER WITH KIDS - SC FLOOD - COLUMBIA SC MOMS BLOG

How to Discuss a Natural Disaster with Children

I’ve never experienced a natural disaster until this past weekend. Hurricane Joaquin and other storms brought torrential downpours to the southeastern United States. It rained in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 12 days straight, causing massive floods and devastation to our area. I’ve always felt safe here. I live a little over 100 miles from the ocean, it rains enough that […]

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5 Ways To Be a Better Bonus Mom

I never thought that I would become a bonus mom. When my husband and I met I had a rambunctious 8-year-old little boy, my own apartment, a really awesome job at a local emergency care office, an Associate degree, my first brand new car (a Honda Civic), and was working on my Emergency Medical Technician certification. […]

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How 9/11 Changed My Childhood

In June of 2001 I flew from Charlotte, NC to Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts by myself to visit my uncle who lived in Watertown, Massachusetts. I was 12 years old. I wasn’t nervous at all. My parent’s saw me off at the airport and away I went. I remember flying over New York City and […]

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