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5 Ways To Organize Keepsakes For Your Children

I thrive on organization. Clutter makes me crazy. As our family continued to grow, I realized keeping up with all the kids’ milestones, paperwork and memorabilia was getting overwhelming. I cringed at the idea of subsequent children not having all the memory books that my first children had, but I knew that was a growing reality. […]

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Welcome to 40

I recently turned 40. I’m not sure when all of that happened, but it’s true. I think the blur of childrearing has made me forget so much, including my age. I still feel like I am in my 20’s which is great until I move too quickly or realize I have five kids depending on […]

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Becoming a Mom ... 80s Style | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Becoming a Mom … 80s Style

A New Year always brings reflection of the previous year and anticipation for the year to come. This past year brought the loss of so many icons from the 1980s like Prince, George Michael, and David Bowie. Maybe like me, you’re a child of the 80s. You wore leg warmers, sprayed endless amounts of Aqua […]

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Today and Every Day

Today I yelled at my kids … again. Yesterday they had sugary cereal for breakfast … and dinner. The day before they watched TV all morning … and afternoon. Last week I washed my hair two times … the entire week. Two weeks ago my toddler dropped her unwrapped sucker on the floor of the […]

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The Unexpected Way I Increased Gratitude in My Home - Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Unexpected Way I Increased Gratitude in My Home

A few months ago my family was in the midst of several transitions. I began to notice a lot of grumbling, complaining, eye rolling, sighing, whining, etc. from my children. These less than appealing behaviors started my journey to increase my children’s gratitude and appreciation, thus decreasing their continuous moaning and groaning. I came across a […]

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